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IS YOUR COMPUTER READY FOR LINUX?
BIOS – UEFI – MOTHERBOARD SETTINGS
When you boot up your computer, every pc lets you get into the BIOS or SETUP be sure you have set everything correct so you can install Linux on your computer.
You should be able to boot from the usb via a keyboard shortcut for example F8 and if you are planning to install virtual box or any other similar application you need to enable virtualization.
VIRTUALBOX OR REAL METAL
Before installing a linux distribution, you can first try it out in VirtualBox or other virtual machines.
As a matter of fact ArcoLinux is fine-tuned to work smoothly on VirtualBox. All packages are pre-installed.
You need to use the proper settings in VirtualBox.
You can end up with a non responding system (not enough RAM, not enough cores, not enough harddisk space).
You can end up with the wrong resolution (wrong choice of the graphics controller).
BURN ON USB
We recommend using a USB to install ArcoLinux.
YOU WILL BOOT UP IN A XFCE DESKTOP WHY?
Xfce will be our standard desktop when you boot.
Xfce will be used to deliver your desktop of choice.
You need to install the iso to see your desktop of choice.
We only have to develop one system to boot up from.
This saves us time and energy.
HOW TO INSTALL ARCOLINUX
It takes several screens to install ArcoLinux and will take approx. 15 minutes to install on newer hardware.
Thanks to Calamares you will have a simple and clean graphical interface.
Calamares is changing with every release. Every new release of ArcoLinux will be using the latest calamares installer.
Over time you will see some changes in our Calamares installer.
You can always report issues on the github of calamares. It is the only way to improve calamares.
Calamares is not an ArcoLinux product.
There is so much information about
pre-installation and post-installation
Check these two categories
Planning to dual-boot and use intel-ucode or amd-code
follow this tutorial to fix your grub
HOW TO SWITCH THE DESKTOP ON THE LIVE USB
Log out from the current desktop.
Follow the correct sequence:
- Type in the user : liveuser
- Click on password and leave it empty – it disappears
- Choose your desktop at the top right
- Press enter
user : liveuser
password is empty