After all of the system files have been copied, you will have to setup the bootloader. I will not go into
details regarding bootloaders (a separate tutorial is in the oven). For most people, the default choice should
Nevertheless, you have the option of choosing between GRUB and LILO bootloaders. GRUB is more advanced and yet
better suited for new Linux users. It is also the default choice. The second drop-down entry allows us to
choose where the GRUB will be installed. Again, the installer will make the right choice for you.
Now, you have the ability to edit the boot menu. The entries shown in the list are the actual choices that
you can make when the bootloader (in our case GRUB) starts up. If you want, you can add new entries, modify
existing entries or even remove some of them. Unless you know what you're doing, you should not meddle. At most,
you may change the labels of the entries, so they are more easily recognizable. I have explained this briefly in
tutorial, on Page 3
For more serious GRUB configurations, please wait until I post the GRUB tutorial.
Root password & user
Make sure to set a strong password. And remember it.
Configuring users is similar to Mandriva. You will be able to create as many new users as you want. At this
stage, we'll create a single one, our favorite Roger Bodger. After you setup the user parameters, click
to create it.
Once satisfied with your choices, click Done
The installation is now complete. Reboot.
Although this screenshot does not contribute to the tutorial, it shows the KDE dragon, which is worth the
After you restart, you will see the GRUB menu. The boot options have generic labels. If you are not comfortable
with just Linux, you can edit the GRUB menu once you reach the desktop.
Unlike Mandriva, PCLinuxOS will not ask you to setup your network now. We have already done that while booting
into the live session. I think this is a much more sensible choice; you have the ability to configure your
network properly before you install the distro.
Now, you should login.
The installation is complete. Welcome.
On the next page(s), you will be able to get familiarized with PCLinuxOS and learn some basic configurations.