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Checking System Requirements
The first step in installing any
operating system is to make sure that your hardware meets the system
requirements. In addition, no matter which partition you decide to
install to, you should always back up your data first. Now, the next
step with either method is to insert the installation disk. From there
you will be prompted to reboot, and the computer will boot to the disk.
Figure 377: Installation of MAC OS X
You should be automatically
prompted to reboot, but in case you are not, you can just restart the
computer with the disk in the drive and hold down the C key during the
restart, which is the Mac keyboard shortcut for booting from the CD
drive. When your Mac is ready for you, you may be presented with several
icons such as Read before you install and Welcome
to Mac OS X, or you may be presented with these prior to the restart.
It is always smart to look at these prior to running the installation.
There will also be icons for folders for other languages (i.e. Japanese,
French, Italian, etc.), ignore these for now. Even if you want to install
these, you do not do it from here; you will be given the opportunity
during installation should you wish to do so. Personally, I like to
keep my install as short and sweet as possible, so I avoid the extra