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Easy frugal installation

January 19, 2021 — BarryK

Original document: March 13, 2019
Updated: November 24, 2020
Updated: January 19, 2021 

EasyOS is downloaded as an image file for a USB-stick, that you can boot on your PC. This 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.


Install to PC with existing rEFind boot manager

July 09, 2020 — BarryK

Originally written March 17, 2019
Updated: March 23, 2020; July 9, 2020

The main install-to-hard-drive page is here, with links to to alternative install scenarios:

This page is one of those scenarios...

This is a tutorial to install EasyOS on a PC with UEFI-firmware, which already has rEFind boot manager installed.


How to install EasyOS on your hard drive

March 19, 2020 — BarryK

Originally written March 17, 2019
March 19, 2020, edits are in red 

When writing a tutorial, there is a temptation to explain every little detail, resulting in the reader's eyes glazing over. This page is a tutorial about how to install EasyOS on a PC hard drive, rotating-platter, eMMC, SSD, or whatever, and it is hoped to provide enough detail so as to be easy to read, with links to further reading, or alternative installation methods. It is hoped that you find a pleasant balance is achieved.


How to write EasyOS to a flash drive

September 06, 2019 — BarryK

Page originally created October 9, 2017, updated December 9, 2018,
August 25, 2019, September 6, 2019

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?


    Prepare your computer for booting Linux

    September 01, 2019 — BarryK

    Page updated: 22 Jan 2019, 1 Sept. 2019

    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.


    How to install EasyOS on a new SSD

    March 13, 2019 — 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.