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 After completing the installation,​ you are going to have to administer your system, so it would be a good idea to get and print the short [[:​usersguide:​postinstallation|administrator'​s guide]] so you will have it when you need it. After completing the installation,​ you are going to have to administer your system, so it would be a good idea to get and print the short [[:​usersguide:​postinstallation|administrator'​s guide]] so you will have it when you need it.
  
-Finally, only a small number of packages are installed in the base system, so you will surely want to install some packages after setting up. Consequently,​ you should also print the page about [[:​usersguide:​installingbinarypackages|installing binary packages]] in advance. If you are planning to use X11, also print the [[:​usersguide:​introductiontox|Introduction to X]] page. Each of these is only one-page long. With these four printouts, you are set to go.+Finally, only a small number of packages are installed in the base system, so you will surely want to install some packages after setting up. Consequently,​ you should also print the page about [[:​usersguide:​installingbinarypackages|installing binary packages]] in advance. If you are planning to use X11, also print the [[:​usersguide:​introductiontox|Introduction to X]] page. With these four printouts, you are set to go.
  
 ===== Step 2 - Preparing Your Disk ===== ===== Step 2 - Preparing Your Disk =====
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 Next, for installation either on the bare hardware or on a hypervisor, you will have to download the CD-ROM image file. The DOWNLOAD link above will give you a choice of versions. If this is your first time using MINIX 3, choose the most recent stable version rather than the developer snapshot. However, if you are a UNIX expert and want the latest and greatest version, the developer snapshot is for you although you are more likely to encounter some bugs. Next, for installation either on the bare hardware or on a hypervisor, you will have to download the CD-ROM image file. The DOWNLOAD link above will give you a choice of versions. If this is your first time using MINIX 3, choose the most recent stable version rather than the developer snapshot. However, if you are a UNIX expert and want the latest and greatest version, the developer snapshot is for you although you are more likely to encounter some bugs.
  
-The image files are all compressed using the bzip2 algorithm. Once you have the image file, you need to decompress it wih the [[http://​www.bzip.org|bzip2]],​ or [[http://​www.7-zip.org|7-Zip]],​ or similar program to get a .iso file.+The image files are all compressed using the bzip2 algorithm. Once you have the image file, you need to decompress it wih the [[http://​www.bzip.org|bzip2]],​ or [[http://​www.7-zip.org|7-Zip]],​ or similar program to get a ''​.iso'' ​file.
  
-Once you have the .iso file, the next step depends on whether you are using a hypervisor or not. If not, you need to burn the .iso image to a CD-ROM. If you are using a hypervisor, this step is optional. Note that CD-ROM burning programs always have an option for burning a saved image file rather than using a standard ISO 9660 file system. You must burn the .iso file as an image file. It is a bit-for-bit copy of what has to be on the CD-ROM.+Once you have the ''​.iso'' ​file, the next step depends on whether you are using a hypervisor or not. If not, you need to burn the ''​.iso'' ​image to a CD-ROM. If you are using a hypervisor, this step is optional. Note that CD-ROM burning programs always have an option for burning a saved image file rather than using a standard ISO 9660 file system. You must burn the ''​.iso'' ​file as an image file. It is a bit-for-bit copy of what has to be on the CD-ROM.
  
 ===== Step 4 - Installing MINIX 3 ===== ===== Step 4 - Installing MINIX 3 =====
  
  
-Now you are ready to start the installation procedure. When installing to the bare computer, put the CD-ROM in the drive, close the door and shut the computer down. Now reboot it from the CD-ROM. You may have to hit F8 or some other key during the boot sequence to tell the BIOS that you want to boot from CD-ROM rather than from hard disk. When installing on a hypervisor, you can also insert the CD-ROM and boot from it but most hypervisors have an option to boot from an image file instead. If yours has this option, you can use the decompressed .iso file.+Now you are ready to start the installation procedure. When installing to the bare computer, put the CD-ROM in the drive, close the door and shut the computer down. Now reboot it from the CD-ROM. You may have to hit F8 or some other key during the boot sequence to tell the BIOS that you want to boot from CD-ROM rather than from hard disk. When installing on a hypervisor, you can also insert the CD-ROM and boot from it but most hypervisors have an option to boot from an image file instead. If yours has this option, you can use the decompressed ​''​.iso'' ​file.
  
 At this point, just follow the instructions on the screen. You will be asked several questions about your setup, Just answer them. It should go pretty smoothly. The whole installation can be completed in under 15 minutes. At this point, just follow the instructions on the screen. You will be asked several questions about your setup, Just answer them. It should go pretty smoothly. The whole installation can be completed in under 15 minutes.
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