Operating system installation checklist

Extracted from Linux Documentation Project
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  >>   Obtaining and Installing Linux

General

Processor: Type: (386) (486) (Pentium) (PPro) (PIII) (P4)
Speed (optional):

Mfg: 
(Intel) (AMD) (Cyrix)
Motherboard:  Make: Chip Set:
Example:
Make:  unknown Chip Set: triton II
Mouse: Mfg: Type: (bus) (PS/2) (serial port)
If serial:
COM1 (ttyS0) COM2 (ttyS1)
Hard disk drive(s): Type: (IDE/MFM/RLL/ESDI) (SCSI)
Size (list each drive):

If SCSI Controller:
Make: Model:
Example:
Make: BusLogic Model: 948
Boot: (Linux) (DOS/Windows) (OS/2) (Other)
Disk: Partition: Size: Boot:
Disk: Partition: Size: Boot:
Disk: Partition: Size: Boot:
Disk: Partition: Size: Boot:
CD-ROM:  (IDE/ATAPI)  (SCSI)  (Proprietary)
Mfg: Model:
(Proprietary only):

X-Windows:

Video Card: Mfg:                   Model:
RAM: 
1Mb 2Mb 4Mb 8Mb 16Mb
Monitor: Mfg: Model:  Max scan rate: 

Networking:

Modem: Mfg:  Model: 
Serial port: COM1 COM2 COM3 COM4
  (ttyS0) (ttyS1) (ttyS2) (ttyS3)
Computer hostname:         Example: rainier
The following answers are only needed if using network interface card(NIC): 
(do not configure networking if you do not have a NIC installed)
NIC Type: (ethernet) (token ring) (FDDI) (other)
NIC Mfg: Model:
Network domain name:   (Example: mountains.net)
IP Address:   (Ex: 192.168.1.2)
Network address:   (Ex: 192.168.1.0)
Netmask:   (Ex: 255.255.255.0)
Broadcast address:   (Ex: 192.168.1.255)
Gateway(s):    (Ex: none or 192.168.1.1)
DNS(s):   (Ex: 192.168.1.2)