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Calamares – all you need to know

Calamares – all you need to know

As always some of the videos containmore informationthan the title suggestsDid Calamares crash? Start by ensuring your hard disk or SSD is completely wiped using Gparted, then restart the installation process from scratch. Opt for the advanced installation if...

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Everything you need to know about burning an iso to usb

Everything you need to know about burning an iso to usb

We do not recommend Ventoy - too many users report issues with our isos. Etcher seems to be a good all-rounder. Meaning Etcher will work on Linux, Windows and macOS. https://www.balena.io/etcher/ On ArcoLinux we have mintstick installed - in the menu accessories/usb...

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How to check if the downloaded iso is not corrupted

How to check if the downloaded iso is not corrupted

We follow the advice posted on the download page. https://arcolinux.info/download/ We will update the terminal codes only there to keep it manageable.   Why would you want to check the integrity of the iso? If you want to check if your download is not corrupted...

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Installing ArcoLinux on Samsung 970 Evo NVMe M.2

Installing ArcoLinux on Samsung 970 Evo NVMe M.2

You can install an operating system on a harddisk, an ssd or on an NVMe. They are ordered from slower to fast to fastest. We start by looking at the motherboard. Not every motherboard can connect with an NVMe M.2. We see it is an Asus STRIX Z270H GAMING and go look...

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How to get to the bios via Windows 10

How to get to the bios via Windows 10

THIS ALSO APPLIES TO WINDOWS 8. You will have a keyboard shortcut on your system to get in the bios. Normally you can see it when your boot. The latest pc's do not show it anymore or they boot up so fast there is no chance to see it. Google for keyboard shortcut bios...

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