Small Initial Installs

As now more and more are interested in Linux due to its capabilities, speed, and improved user-interface with GNOME or KDE. Installing Linux is also currently a more effortless procedure using the GUI. Furthermore, it takes much lesser time as compared to Windows. Most distributions allow small initial installs, which later enhanced with selected additional software, through provided online repositories. The installed software gets updated through these online repositories.
Dual Operating System (Linux & Windows)

Hardware Detection

While installation, automatically hardware gets detected like the type of monitor, graphics card.

  • KernelCI, now a Linux Foundation project, is the automated testing framework for the Linux kernel. It's designed to address testing Linux on a wide variety of hardware. Furthermore would improve Linux Long Term Support (LTS) kernel testing and validation, consolidate existing testing initiatives, improve Linux's overall security, and increase the pool of tested hardware. Thus, in turn, will improve the quality, stability and long-term maintenance of the Linux kernel.
  • Hardware detection tool added to the BIOS Menu in Linux Mint 19.3 (a long term support release supported until 2023).

Parted

A user may customize partitions, set up RAID, and LVM file systems. Most distribution use Parted, an easy-to-use partition management tool to set up partitions.

sudo parted -l

displays partition descriptions

Linux Installation Method

  • Using Local Media like CDROM or USB Drive
  • Network Method like NFS, HTTP via a web server, File Transfer Protocol FTP

Kickstart: Automating Linux Installation for mass deployment like Red Hat base server image.

Media Check

anaconda can test the integrity of the installation media (DVD, hard drive ISO, and NFS ISO). Test all installation media before starting the installation process, and before reporting any installation-related bugs (many of the bugs reported are actually due to improperly-burned DVDs). To use this test, type the following command at the boot prompt:

linux mediacheck