From: m...@sunsite.unc.edu (Matt Welsh)
Subject: [comp.os.linux.announce] Linux Installation and Getting Started v2.2.2
Date: 17 Feb 1995 08:49:51 GMT
Organization: Cornell CS Robotics and Vision Laboratory, Ithaca, NY 14850
Summary: New version of Linux I&GS guide
X-Original-Date: Tue, 14 Feb 1995 04:57:48 GMT
The Linux Documentation Project proudly presents...
Linux Installation and Getting Started
by Matt Welsh <m...@sunsite.unc.edu>
v2.2.2, 12 February 1994
Linux Installation and Getting Started is a book for anyone wishing to
dive into the Linux world. It covers what Linux is, how to get it, and how
to install it on your machine. Also included is an introductory tutorial to
using Linux for UNIX novices, and chapters on Linux system administration and
advanced features of Linux, such as the X Window System, TCP/IP networking,
This book is freely distributable under certain conditions (see below).
This license allows anyone to print and distribute verbatim copies of
the book. I encourage publishing companies and printing houses to do so.
In particular, I encourage distributors of Linux software to use this book
as an installation guide. (After all, that's why I wrote it!) If you don't
find the instructions contained therein specific enough, you can provide
your own short "installation supplement" to go along with the book.
Note that this book contains some material found in my recent release
from O'Reilly and Associates, "Running Linux". However, these are
different books. The I&GS is under 250 pages in length, and necessarily
so---I want it to be short enough for people to download and print cheaply,
or to include with CD-ROM distributions at low cost. "Running Linux",
on the other hand, is a much more complete guide to the system---over
600 pages in length. Both of these are described on my WWW home page,
Changes in version 2.2.2: Many typo corrections, added information on
installing the Slackware distribution, and a complete section on installing
and configuring XFree86 3.1.
The book has been uploaded to sunsite.unc.edu in the directory
Other sites, such as tsx-11.mit.edu, should mirror this soon. The book is
also available in printed form via mail order from SSC, Inc. See below for
The files below ending in the .gz extension have been compressed with
gzip. Gzip is available from many FTP sites, including prep.ai.mit.edu
in /pub/gnu. An MS-DOS version of Gzip can be found on sunsite.unc.edu
The files without the .gz extension are plain, uncompressed
files. Many readers were having trouble getting Gzip for MS-DOS and
other platforms, so I am providing both gzipped and ungzipped versions
of the files on the FTP sites.
The gzipped files are identical to their non-gzipped counterparts.
You only need to get one or the other, not both.
The files are:
PostScript output, ready to print, 236 pages.
Should print fine on US letter or A4 paper. You can
also view this with Ghostview.
parts/chapter0.ps.gz, parts/chapter1.ps.gz, ...
The "parts" subdirectory contains individual PostScript
files for each chapter of the book, as some people have
had problems printing the single PostScript file above. In
addition, the file appendix.ps.gz contains the appendices
and index. Each of these files should be printed separately.
.dvi (device independent) TeX output. 236 pages.
ou can view this with xdvi or convert to another format with
the various DVI tools if you wish. For example, dvips will
generate PostScript from this file, dvilj2p will produce HP
LaserJet IIP output, etc. See the comp.text.tex FAQ for details.
Plain ASCII output. This is made available mostly for previewing
purposes---it is rather ugly. I DO NOT recommend reading the
plain ASCII if you can help it---the PostScript and .dvi versions
look very nice in comparison. It's also for the previous
version of the book, v2.1.1.
Complete LaTeX source, including formatting macros
and style file. You need this only if you want to
format the book from scratch. (For example, for printing
two-sided.) Otherewise one of the above files will do.
This is a gzipped UNIX tar file.
Linux Installation and Getting Started may be reproduced and distributed
in whole or in part, subject to the following conditions:
Linux Installation and Getting Started is Copyright (c)1992-1994 by Matt
* The copyright notice above and this permission notice must be
preserved complete on all complete or partial copies.
* Any translation or derivative work of Linux Installation and
Getting Started must be approved by the author in writing before
* If you distribute Linux Installation and Getting Started in
part, instructions for obtaining the complete version of this
manual must be included, and a means for obtaining a complete
* Small portions may be reproduced as illustrations for reviews or
quotes in other works without this permission notice if proper
citation is given.
* The GNU General Public License referenced below may be
reproduced under the conditions given within it.
Exceptions to these rules may be granted for academic purposes: Write
to Matt Welsh, at the above address, or email m...@sunsite.unc.edu,
and ask. These restrictions are here to protect us as authors, not to
restrict you as educators and learners.
In short, you don't need my permission to copy, print, or distribute the
complete book, verbatim, but you do need my permission to translate
the book or to produce a derivative work from it. Just get in touch with
me if you have questions.
All source code in Linux Installation and Getting Started
is placed under the GNU General Public License, available via anonymous
FTP from prep.ai.mit.edu:/pub/gnu/COPYING.
This book is available from SSC, Inc. via mail order. Belinda Frazier
SSC has printed the Linux Installation and Getting Started
manual, Version 2.2.1 to make it available for those who do not
have the capability to print it themself and to support our
customers who buy Linux (Yggdrasil) from us. It is printed
double-sided, perfect bound, with a cover. SSC also intends to
make comb bound versions of the other LDP manuals available.
Linux Installation and Getting Started, Version 2.2.1 is available
for $12.95 plus shipping ($3 in the U.S.). We can accept credit
card orders (Visa, MasterCard or AmEx). Orders can be phoned in
(206-FOR-UNIX/206-527-3385), FAXed (206-527-2806) or mailed to
SSC, P.O. Box 55549, Seattle, WA 98155.
Mail sa...@ssc.com for more information.
Please send me any comments or suggestions. I usually appreciate
general comments, instead of cdiffs, because they allow me to make
corrections by hand.
Share and enjoy,
M. Welsh, m...@sunsite.unc.edu