This free E-book is a step by step guide showing how to install SharePoint 2010 on a virtual machine. Each step is accompanied with screenshot that will help users to better understand.
The guide lists hardware and software requirements. It has up-to-date links to download pre-requisite software. Pre-requisite software has to be installed in a particular order. Guide gives you tips on what to avoid during the installation. This is the most comprehensive compilation of SharePoint 2010 installation steps.
This is the link
http://sharepoint2007tips.com/sharepoint2010book.aspx from where you have to fill a short form providing your E-mail to which the download link will be sent.
This 125 pages book is in pdf format , size 3.58MB .
The Author of this guide SAIFULLAH SHAFIQ is a SharePoint consultant and a SharePoint MVP.
(Source: All about SharePoint- VSPug )