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Install: Start on chapter 3

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<para>If your computer came with recovery media, we recommend that you have it available in the very unlikely event you have an issue with Adélie Linux, or your hardware is incompatible.
Having your recovery media will allow you to quickly restore your computer to normal operation.</para>
<section id="media">
<title>Creating the installation media</title>
<para>You will need either:</para>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<chapter label="3" id="beginning">
<title>Beginning Installation</title>
<section id="preparing">
<title>Preparing for Installation</title>
<para>To successfully install Adélie Linux on your computer, you will need:</para>
<listitem><para>Adélie Linux installation media; either CD or USB flash drive. For more information on creating Adélie Linux installation media, see <xref linkend="media"/>.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>If you will be installing on an existing computer, a backup copy of any important data on your computer.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>The desired layout of your hard disk.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>What you will name your computer.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>Details about your network connection, if you will be connecting to a network.</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>A sheet of paper to write down your account password.</para></listitem>
<para>Once you have these items collected, you will be ready to install Adélie Linux on your computer.</para>
<section id="prep_backup">
<title>Data Backup</title>
<para>If your computer has an existing operating environment, you must backup your data before starting Adélie Linux System Installation.
This ensures that you will have a copy of your data in case of a system error during installation.
For more information on how to backup your data, consult your current operating environment's documentation.
On Windows, you may refer to <ulink url="">Microsoft Help and Support</ulink>;
on Mac OS X, you may refer to <ulink url="">Apple Support</ulink>.</para>
<section id="prep_partition">
<title>Hard Disk Layout</title>
<para>If your computer will be exclusively running the Adélie Linux operating environment, and you don't plan on installing other environments, you may skip this section; System Installation can create a disk layout for you automatically.</para>
<para>If you wish to "multi-boot" your computer, running multiple operating environments, you will need to carefully consider the layout of your disk.
If you already have an existing operating environment on your computer, you should perform the partitioning step using the tools of that environment.
Adélie Linux System Installation supports creating new partitions on a disk, but it cannot remove or resize existing partitions.</para>
<para>On most computers, Adélie Linux requires only a single partition, which will contain all of your data.
However, on some computers, you may need a separate boot partition, which will contain the boot loader software that your computer uses to start up.
If you already have an existing operating environment on your computer, you may need to consult its documentation to determine how to set up a multi-boot environment.
For more information, consult your hardware or firmware documentation, and the Installation Handbook section on disk partitioning.<!-- XXX TODO XREF TO THAT SECTION --></para>
<para>As noted in <xref linkend="ram_disk"/>, the disk space needed for an installation of Adélie Linux will vary based on your desired installation type.
You will also need additional room on your disk for your personal data files.</para>
<section id="prep_naming">
<title>Naming Your Computer</title>
<para>What's in a name? A lot, when you're choosing the name of your computer.
Your computer's name will be shown on the login screen, in the application launcher, and on the command prompt.
It will additionally identify it to others if you have a home or organisational network.
You should give some thought to what your computer's name will be.</para>
<para>Computer names can contain alphabetical characters (capital and uncapital), numbers, and dashes.</para>
<para>If you are setting up a home network, you should give your computer a descriptive name of where it is located or who's computer it is.
For example, Living-Room-PC or Anna-PC.</para>
<para>If you are connecting to an organisational network, your network administrator will assign your computer a name.
It is important you enter the name exactly as your network administrator provides it.</para>
<para>Even if you're not setting up a home network, you will still need a name for your computer.
System Installation will provide a default name for you.</para>
<section id="prep_network">
<title>Networking Details</title>
<para>If you will be connecting to a network or the Internet, you should have your connection's details handy so that you can provide them during the installation.</para>
<para>Virtually all home networks and Internet connections use Dynamic IP addressing via DHCP and/or SLAAC.
In this case, you will be able to use the Automatic option in System Installation.</para>
<para>If your connection uses Static IP addressing, you will need your IP address, network prefix, default gateway, and nameserver addresses.</para>
<para>If you use Wireless networking, you will need the name of your Wireless Access Point (AP) and the passphrase for it.
These details are typically found on a label printed on your router or modem.</para>
<para>If your computer has multiple network interfaces (not common), you should note which interface you will use to connect to the network.
You will only be able to use one network interface for System Installation.
You can configure any other network interfaces after the installation is complete.</para>
<section id="booting">
<title>Booting the Installation System</title>
<section id="navigating">
<title>Navigating the Installation System</title>
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<!ENTITY helping SYSTEM "../common/helping_hands.xml">
<!ENTITY chap1 SYSTEM "1_begin.xml">
<!ENTITY chap2 SYSTEM "2_req.xml">
<!ENTITY chap3 SYSTEM "3_beginning.xml">
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<!-- <xi:include href="3_install.xml" />
<xi:include href="4_options.xml" />
<xi:include href="5_commit.xml" />
<xi:include href="6_notes.xml" />
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