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How to install EasyOS on a new SSD

December 16, 2018 — BarryK

This is another installation tutorial on installing to internal hard drive or SSD. Previously, there was one written specifically for older traditional-BIOS x86 computers:

And there was another written for modern UEFI-firmware x86 computers (manufactured since 2012):

The second tutorial used the Author's Mele PCG35 Apo mini-PC as a case-study. This tutorial also uses the Mele.


Prepare your computer for booting Linux

December 19, 2018 — BarryK

The end-goal is to explain how to install EasyOS on your desktop PC or laptop, alongside Windows or other Linux distributions, which is known as "dual booting". However, at the very beginning, you have a computer with Windows installed, and there are some basic steps to take to prepare it for dual-booting. That's what this page is about. In other words, read this page FIRST.

The Author (Barry Kauler) purchased a mini-PC, a Mele PCG35 Apo, in September 2017. Very inexpensive at just US$179 including international postage (in Australian dollars, Barry paid about $235). Quite fast CPU, excellent specs, Win10, passively-cooled. Here is a photo:



How to write EasyOS to a flash drive

December 13, 2018 — BarryK

EasyOS is a Linux distribution deployed as an image-file that may be written to a USB Flash drive, then booted. There are two aspects to this:

  1. After having downloaded the image-file, how do you write it to a USB Flash stick?
  2. How do you get the computer to "boot" (startup EasyOS) from the USB drive?


How to install EasyOS on your hard drive

December 11, 2018 — BarryK

This is part-2 of a tutorial series written about installing Linux, especially but not exclusively Easy Linux, on your PC. Part-1 must be read first. It "prepares the way":

The starting-point for the tutorial that you are now reading, is that you have read part-1 and configured your PC to be able to boot Linux from a USB-stick, and you did that final step of creating an "unallocated" gap in the internal hard drive.


Easy frugal installation

December 19, 2018 — BarryK

EasyOS can be downloaded as an image file for a USB-stick, or as an ISO file for a live-CD. It is recommended that you opt for the USB-stick image, however, for older computers that will not boot from USB, choose the live-CD. These will get you up and running with EasyOS, however, you might then want to install Easy to the hard drive in the computer. That is what this page is about.

However, a qualification. This page focuses on the installation requirements of older computers, with traditional BIOS, not the "new fangled" PCs with UEFI-firmware (which is, technically, still a "BIOS", but we tend to refer to the older one as BIOS and the newer as UEFI). Most PCs manufactured from 2012 onward have UEFI-firmware.