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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 06, 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.