3.6. How Do I Start the Installation Program?
To start the installation program from minimal boot media, the
rescue CD, or the distribution DVD, follow this procedure:
Power off your computer system.
Disconnect any external FireWire or USB disks that you do
not need for installation. Refer to Section 9.1.3, “FireWire and USB Disks” for more
Insert the media in your computer and turn it on.
You may need to hit a specific key or combination of keys to
boot from the media, or configure your system's Basic
Input/Output System, or BIOS, to
boot from the media. On most computers you must select the boot
or BIOS option promptly after turning on the computer. Most
Windows-compatible computer systems use a special key such as
to start the BIOS configuration menu. On
Apple computers, the
key boots the system from
the DVD drive.
||Configuring the BIOS
If you are not sure what capabilities your computer has, or
how to configure the BIOS, consult the documentation provided by
the manufacturer. Detailed information on hardware
specifications and configuration is beyond the scope of this