Install Linux in half an hour

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PCLOS

SOME LOOSE change rattling around, so I'm thinking what use it could be put to. Amongst the things I thought of, try an objective Linux install!

Start the timer

At time zero, I unpacked the parts and laid them out. Opened up the naked box. Installed the PSU. Installed the main board. Installed the drives. Put all the connectors in the right place. Checked it again. Installed CPU and fan. Installed memory. Checked it again.

11 minutes

I had to pee, but kept the clock running. Move the new 'chine from my work table to the place it will live. Press the power button. I made a couple of changes to the BIOS settings, the most technical part of the whole operation. I set the time and date, and changed the boot order so the DVD got first dibs on boot. I also removed the boot from floppy option.

16 minutes

Reboot. Quickly open DVD drive, and stuff in a copy of PCLinuxOS live.

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