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|Desktop Training - gOS|
The installation process for gOS is the same basic process for many Linux distributions. Insert the CD for gOS and then boot the system to the gOS disk. Beware that when you install gOS, as in the installation of any operating system, you will probably end up wiping out everything that was on the disk previously.
Having done quite a number of installs of gOS, there are a few tips to keep in mind.
hen the disk boots to the Desktop you will see an icon for "Install". Double-click that icon and the first window will open to set the Language.
Set your time zone for the computer.
Select your keyboard layout.
When you go to install on the hard drive you have several options. The Guided option will do most of the work for you and wipe out the disk and install the gOS system. That is the easiest method. If you don't know what to do, choose that one as it is straightforward.
You will notice in the screen shots that there were two disks attached to the box, an 80 GB hard drive and a 256 MG flash drive. If you have more than two drives you will need to select the one you want. This drive is a SATA drive so it is detected as sda. If you hda a IDE drive it would be detected as hda.
You will need to create a few partitions for the drive. In this example four partitions will be created.
All four are created as Primary partitions. If you have more than four partitions you would need to create logical partitions. Place the partition size in the size option. Then choose the file system type you want to use, these are set up as ext3, the standard. You have to enter the mount point. Each of the partitions is a separate mount point.
This is the / partition.
The SWAP is the location on the hard drive that your machine will use to swap files into when it runs out of RAM. The SWAP size should be about twice the size of your RAM.
In this example, the /home directory takes up the remainder of the disk.
Review your settings.
The drive is formatted and partitions are created.
That should do it. Again, if you have problems revert back to the basic install as it is the easiest.