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Article Index

Page 1
Introduction &Overview
Sections 1: Rationale
Page 2
Upgrade v. Clean Install
Security & Privacy
Page 3
Security & Privacy
Page 4
Section 2: Tutorial
A: Downloading NS 6
Page 5
Downloading NS 6
Page 6
B: Installing Netscape 6.0
Page 7
Installing Netscape
Page 8
Installing Netscape
Page 9
Installing Netscape
Page 10
Installing Netscape
Page 11
Installing Netscape
Page 12
C: Configuring Preferences
Page 13
Configuring Preferences
Page 14
Configuring Preferences
Page 15
Configuring Preferences
Page 16
Configuring Preferences
Page 17
Configuring Preferences
Page 18
Configuring Preferences
Page 19
Configuring Preferences
Page 20
Wrapping Up & Starting Netscap
Page 21
Resources & Links

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Installation Step 2:

Step 1, above, should result in the first setup screen, Setup Type, appearing on your display. That screen should look like the screen shot in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Setup Type Screen Shot.

You want to do a custom install so un-tick "Recommended" and tick "Custom".

Installation Step 3:

Next you need to select the directory to which you want to install Netscape 6.0. This should be a different directory than the one to which you downloaded the installation file.

In Windows, by default, Netscape 6.0 will install itself to the C:\Program Files\Netscape directory -- a fairly standard Windows installation choice. However, we do not recommend you take that choice. Although if you do go along with that default installation directory choice, it is not that big a thing.

If you do not wish to change from the default C:\Program Files\Netscape destination directory, you may want to skip down to Step 4, now.

Partition Management

Incidentally we use and highly recommend Partition Magic for hard drive partition management. Although Partition Magic requires Windows or DOS, all our Linux boxes are dual/multi-boot Linux and Windows boxes. So we use Partition Magic to manage the Linux partitions too. Please see Use Partition Magic & LapLink to Wag Your PC's Tail -- link is in the Resources Section at the end of this article.

Our installation directory choice is rooted in our hard drive management approach. Discussion of that approach is beyond the scope of this tutorial. However, one reason we do that is because we believe it is best to use the C: drive for the operating system and other critical system files only. All other files such as data and program files should be placed on a different drive or drive partition. Another is that we believe it is best to isolate all Internet clients and downloads from everything else on the hard drive(s).

Start your destination directory selection process by creating the destination directory of your choice. For this tutorial demonstration, we created the Netscape6-0 directory in the I: drive partition. Please feel free to create whatever directory you wish in whatever directory you want to place that file.

For Linux, we create the /NS6-01/ directory in our user account directory.

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