Adélie Linux 1.0 Installation Handbook

A. Wilcox

Table of Contents

Helping Hands
I. Installing to a Single Computer
1. Before You Begin
Preparing for Installation
Creating the installation media
Using Windows
Using Mac OS X
Using Linux or BSD
2. System Hardware Requirements for Adélie Linux
Processor type and speed requirements
Memory and disk space requirements
3. Beginning Installation
Preparing for Installation
Backup Data
Determine Hard Disk Layout
Name Your Computer
Gather Networking Details
Booting System Installation
Navigating System Installation
4. Selecting System Options
Keyboard Layout
Load Firmware
What is firmware?
What is proprietary firmware?
Why would I want to load proprietary firmware?
What are the risks of using proprietary firmware?
Which option should I choose?
Disk Partitioning
Date and Time Settings
How do I know which time zone to select?
Computer Name
Software Selection
Which option should I choose?
Custom Software Selection
Software Choices
Startup Configuration
What is a bootloader?
What option should I choose?
What are the kernel options?
Root Passphrase
User Accounts
Begin Installation (Installation Environment only)
5. Installing System Software
6. Post-Installation Notes
II. Deploying Adélie Linux
7. Creating and Managing HorizonScripts
8. Deploying Adélie Linux Using a Network
9. Creating Images
III. Appendices
a. Architecture-Specific Information
b. If You Need Help
c. Installing Adélie Linux from a Command Line

List of Tables

2.1. Minimum and recommended memory and disk space