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    21== Parsix GNU/Linux Installation Guide ==
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    7 Version 3.3 (Last update: July 26 2009)
     5Version 3.4 (Last update: April 30 2011)
    86<br />
    97Author: Navid Abdi
     
    3028        </a></h2>
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    32 <a name="generalnotes"> </a><ol>
    33 <a name="generalnotes">         </a><li>
    34 <a name="generalnotes">                 </a><p align="left">
    35 <a name="generalnotes">                 You can find a copy of this guide on the Parsix GNU/Linux CD-ROM.               
    36                 </a></p>
    37 <a name="generalnotes">         
    38                 </a></li><li>
    39 <a name="generalnotes">                 </a><p align="left">
    40 <a name="generalnotes">If you see a black box, it means that you have to execute the commands
    41 in terminal mode (Applications &gt; Accessories &gt; Terminal). </a></p>
    42 
    43 <a name="generalnotes">         </a></li><li>
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    4431<a name="generalnotes">                 </a><p align="left">
    4532<a name="generalnotes">                 Please send your comments and notes to (docs AT parsix DOT org) to make this guide better. Report bugs and problems at </a><a href="http://bugs.parsix.org">Parsix Bug Tracker</a>.
     
    177164                                                </a></li></ol>
    178165<a name="hwr">                                          </a><p class="question" align="left"><a name="parsixandothers">
    179                                                 Is it possible to install Parsix GNU/Linux beside of other GNU/Linux distributions like Red Hat or Debian GNU/Linux?
     166                                                Is it possible to install Parsix GNU/Linux beside of other GNU/Linux distributions such as Red Hat or Debian GNU/Linux?
    180167                                                  </a></p><ol>
    181168<a name="parsixandothers">                                                </a><li><p align="left">
     
    196183                                                  </a></p><ol>
    197184<a name="bootloader">                                             </a><li><p align="left">
    198 <a name="bootloader">                                             Parsix GNU/Linux uses GNU GRUB as it's default boot loader. Since Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0r0, we are using GRUB 2.
     185<a name="bootloader">                                             Parsix GNU/Linux uses GNU GRUB as it's default boot loader. Starting from Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0r0, we are using GRUB 2.
    199186                                                  </a></p>
    200187
     
    206193<a name="bootanddist">                                            </a><li><p align="left">
    207194<a name="bootanddist">Since version 0.81 (Shipped with Parsix 1.0 called Ramon), the
    208 installer system supports autodetection of all installed operating systems. This feature is
     195installer system supports auto-detection of all installed operating systems. This feature is
    209196also implemented in GRUB 2.</a></p>
    210197<a name="bootanddist">                                            </a></li></ol>
     
    216203<a name="partitions">At least a root partition with 5 GB free space and a swap partition is
    217204required for the installation. Swap partition's capacity should be about twice as your RAM's.
    218 Since Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0r0, its officialy possible to use an extra partition as /home.
     205Since Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0r0, its officially possible to use an extra partition as /home.
    219206</a></p><a name="partitions">   
    220207</a></li></ol><a name="partitions">                                                                                                                                                             
     
    242229with 5GB of free space and a swap partition. If you have other
    243230GNU/Linux installations on your hard disk, Parsix GNU/Linux can
    244 recognize and use their swap paritions automatically. You can use
     231recognize and use their swap partitions automatically. You can use
    245232provided &quot;GParted&quot; partitioning tool (Run it from Applications &gt;
    246233System Tools &gt; Partition Editor) to create new partitions or to
    247234resize existing ones. Do not forget that if you create or
    248235resize any partitions, it's recommended to reboot the computer to apply
    249 changes and then start installation. If your partitions are ready, you
     236changes and then start the installation. If your partitions are ready, you
    250237can start installation right away.
    251238<br /><br />It is possible to install Parsix GNU/Linux on &quot;Primary&quot;
     
    275262        4. Main Menu
    276263</a></p><ul><a name="mainmenu"> </a><li><p align="left"><a name="mainmenu"> After clicking on the &quot;OK&quot; button, the
    277 installation program displays the main menu. This menu has seven items.
     264installation program displays the main menu. This menu has six entries.
    278265To quit installation, click &quot;Quit&quot;. </a></p><center><a name="mainmenu"> <img src="http://img.parsix.org/02-main-menu.png" /></a></center>
    279266
     
    282269        5. Partitioning
    283270
    284 </a></p><ul><a name="partition">        </a><li><p align="left"><a name="partition"> If you do not have any ready partition to
    285 install Parsix GNU/Linux, on the main menu, choose partition and click
     271</a></p><ul><a name="partition">        </a><li><p align="left"><a name="partition"> If you do not have any ready to use partitions to
     272install Parsix GNU/Linux, choose partition and click
    286273&quot;OK&quot;. This will run &quot;GParted&quot; partitioning tool that could be used to
    287274create new or resize existing partitions.</a></p></li></ul>
     
    290277two partitions to be installed. A Swap partition about twice as your RAM's and a main or root.
    291278Size of this partition should be at least 5GB. It will be formatted using the format you choose
    292 in installation wizard. We recommend create three partitions: &quot;swap&quot;, &quot;/&quot; and
    293 &quot;/home&quot;. Having a separate /home partition is a good idea to keep your data in an isolated environment
    294 than the main operating system files. Just in case you need to format the main partition, its not needed to even touch your /home.
     279in the installation wizard. We recommend to create three partitions: &quot;swap&quot;, &quot;/ (root)&quot; and
     280&quot;/home&quot;. Having a separate /home partition is always a good idea to keep your data in an isolated environment
     281than the main operating system files. Just in case you need to format the main partition, you will not need to even touch your /home.
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    296283<br />
    297284</a></p>
    298 <p align="left"><a name="partition">If you create or resize any partitions, it's
    299 recommended to reboot the computer to apply changes and then restart
    300 installation. If the &quot;Partition Editor&quot; tool failes to detect your
     285<p align="left"><a name="partition">If you create or resize any partitions, it's highly
     286recommended to reboot the computer to apply changes and then restart the
     287installation. If the &quot;Partition Editor&quot; tool fails to detect your
    301288partitions or crashes during applying needed changes, you can manually
    302289partition the hard disk using &quot;su -c cfdisk&quot; command. Cfdisk is a
    303 powerful partitioning tool but can not resize existing partitions. To
     290powerful partitioning tool but can not resize your existing partitions. To
    304291resize partitions using the command line, use the &quot;parted&quot; command. For
    305292more information type the &quot;man parted&quot; command.
     
    307294
    308295<a name="partition">  </a><p class="question" align="left"><a name="config">
    309         6. Configure Installation
     296        6. Starting the Installation
    310297</a></p><ul><a name="config">   </a><li><p align="left"><a name="config">Before starting the installation
    311298procedure, you should configure needed installation information such as
    312299installation place, user/passwords etc. From the main menu choose
    313 &quot;Configure Installation&quot; and click &quot;OK&quot;. In the first step, it asks to
     300&quot;Start Installation&quot; or &quot;New Installation&quot; and click &quot;OK&quot;. In the first step, it asks to
    314301choose an installation partition. Choose a partition that you want to
    315302install Parsix GNU/Linux in. Then click &quot;Next&quot; to proceed.<br /></a></p>
     
    318305
    319306</a>
    320 <div style="text-align: center;"><a name="config" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 208px;" alt="" src="http://img.parsix.org/13-spehome.png" /><a name="config" /><br />
     307<div style="text-align: center;"><a name="config" /><img src="http://img.parsix.org/13-sephome.png" /><a name="config" /><br />
    321308<a name="config" /></div>
    322309<a name="config"></a><br />
    323310If you answer &quot;Yes&quot;, you should choose a partition to be used as your &quot;/home&quot;.<br />
    324 <div style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 234px;" alt="" src="http://img.parsix.org/14-homepart.png" /><br />
     311<div style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://img.parsix.org/14-homepart.png" /><br />
    325312<br />
    326313<div style="text-align: left;">Answering &quot;No&quot; will lead the installer system to use a single partition to store both system and your personal data.<br />
     
    398385<center><a name="config"> <img src="http://img.parsix.org/10-config-mbr.png" /></a></center>
    399386
    400  
    401 <p align="left">
    402   <a name="config">After finishing configuration, you will be returned
    403 to the main menu.</a></p>
    404 
    405   <a name="config"><br />
    406   </a>
    407 <ul>
    408 </ul>
    409 
    410 
    411 <a name="config">  </a><p class="question" align="left"><a name="saveconfig">
    412   7. Saving and Restoring Configuration
    413 </a></p><ul><a name="saveconfig">       </a><li><p align="left"><a name="saveconfig">If you are planning to start the installation later,
    414 it's possible to save the installation configuration in a file. Click
    415 &quot;Save Config&quot; and click &quot;OK&quot;. You can load the saved configuration file
    416 later using the &quot;Load Config&quot; button.<br />
    417 
    418       </a></p><center><a name="saveconfig"> <img src="http://img.parsix.org/save-config.png" /></a></center>
    419 </li></ul>
    420 <a name="saveconfig">  </a><p class="question" align="left"><a name="startinstall">
     387<a name="saveconfig">  </a>
     388
     389<p class="question" align="left"><a name="startinstall">
    4213908. Installation Process
    422391</a></p><ul><a name="startinstall">     </a><li><p align="left">
    423 <a name="startinstall">After finishing configuration, you can start the installation process by clicking on &quot;Start Installation&quot; and then &quot;OK&quot; button.<br /></a></p>
    424 
    425 <a name="startinstall">      </a><center><a name="startinstall"> <img src="http://img.parsix.org/11-start.png" /></a></center>
    426 <p align="left">
    427 <a name="startinstall">Then, the installation program displays a confirmation window. Take a look, if everything seems to be fine, click &quot;Next&quot; to proceed.</a></p>
     392<a name="startinstall">After finishing configuration, the installation program displays a confirmation window. Take a look, if everything seems to be fine, click &quot;Next&quot; to proceed.</a></p>
    428393<a name="startinstall">      </a><center><a name="startinstall"> <img src="http://img.parsix.org/12-anlasma.png" /></a></center>
    429394<p align="left">
     
    439404<a name="startinstall">  </a><p class="question" align="left"><a name="quit">
    4404059. Quit
    441 </a></p><ul><a name="quit">     </a><li><p align="left"><a name="quit">In &quot;Configure Installation&quot; step, you can
    442 use &quot;Quit&quot; button to quit. The installation program will ask to save
     406</a></p><ul><a name="quit">     </a><li><p align="left"><a name="quit">In &quot;Start Installation&quot; step, you can
     407use &quot;Quit&quot; button to exit the installation. The installation program will ask you to save
    443408the configuration in a file. If you like, you can save your
    444409configuration to use it later.
     
    467432
    468433&quot;Update installation&quot; then click next. </a></p>
    469 <center><a name="startupdating"><img src="http://img.parsix.org/update-main-menu.png" /> </a></center>
    470 <p align="left"><a name="startupdating">Then system asks to choose a partition that contains your existing Parsix GNU/Linux installation.</a></p>
    471 
    472434<center><a name="startupdating"><img src="http://img.parsix.org/update-01.png" /> </a></center>
     435<p align="left"><a name="startupdating">Then system asks you to choose a partition that contains your existing Parsix GNU/Linux installation.</a></p>
     436
     437<center><a name="startupdating"><img src="http://img.parsix.org/update-01a.png" /> </a></center>
    473438
    474439<p align="left"><a name="startupdating">Then displays a confirmation message about the update
    475 process. Again it's highly recommended to backup your data before
    476 proceed. </a></p><center><a name="startupdating"><img src="http://img.parsix.org/update-confirm.png" /> </a></center>
     440process. Again it is highly recommended to backup your data before starting the update installation
     441process. </a></p><center><a name="startupdating"><img src="http://img.parsix.org/update-confirm.png" /> </a></center>
    477442<a name="startupdating"><br />During the final steps of update installation mode, the installer
    478 asks to replace X.Org and GNOME desktop configurations. Answer yes if
     443asks you to replace the X.Org and GNOME desktop configurations. Answer yes if
    479444you desire to reset these configurations.
    480445</a><center><a name="startupdating"><img src="http://img.parsix.org/update-02.png" /> </a></center>