A practical exercise for starters: install Linux on your PC. Read the installation manual for your distribution and/or the Installation HOWTO and do it.

[Note]Read the docs!

Most errors stem from not reading the information provided during the install. Reading the installation messages carefully is the first step on the road to success.

Things you must know BEFORE starting a Linux installation:

The full checklist can be found at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Installation-HOWTO/index.html.

In the following chapters we will find out if the installation has been successful.