Installation

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System Requirements

These are suggested minimums:

  • 64bit processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 12GB disk space

Installation Media

Obtain Installation Image

Download the ISO from here: http://packages.pisilinux.org/iso/

Create Boot-able Installation Medium

DVD

When 'burning' to optical media, it is advisable to use a slow burning speed to reduce the risk of read/write errors.

USB

  1. Make a note of the downloaded ISO file name
  2. Attach the USB device which is to be used to boot and run the installer from
  3. Open a Terminal window
    1. Verify location of attached USB device by typing the following: ls -la /dev/disk/by-id/usb-*
    2. Transfer the ISO to the USB device: sudo dd bs=4M if=Pisi-Linux-Rc1-izmir-v01.iso of=/dev/sdX

When the transfer completes, a message will list a summary of the transfer

Note:

Replace Linux-Rc1-izmir-v01.iso accordingly, if your downloaded ISO version is different than in the above example
Replace 'X' to match your target USB drive, for example: sdb, sdc, etc ...
Ensure you are certain of the target USB location, as this command will overwrite all data in the specified location

YALI

Language selection

LANGUAGE SELECTION

  • Press F2
  • Select language
  • Press ENTER to confirm

Note: The program will wait 10 seconds to receive F2 input. If no input is made within this time, it will proceed using the default (Turkish) language.

Launch installer
  • Select first item from tools menu list to launch installer
  • Press ENTER

Note: the Linux kernel will now load and some output will be displayed, before automatically moving on to the next step

Licence terms

LICENSING TERMS

  • Click in the check-box to accept the licensing terms
  • Then Click Next

Note: you may read the license terms here, if you wish.

Validate media

VALIDATE MEDIA

  • If you wish to check the integrity of the installation media, click Validate, then click Next

Note: although this may take a little while, this step is worthwhile and recommended.

Time-zone

TIME-ZONE

  • Set date and time
  • Set region and city
  • Click Next to proceed
Create regular user

USERS

Create Regular User/s

  • Create a regular user account
User settings (advanced)
  • For more options or to create additional users, click on Advanced
  • Then Click Next

Note: additional users may optionally be created post-install.

See here for more detailed User information.

Create administrator

Create Administrator

  • You may also customise the host-name of your computer if you wish

Note: as the Administrator (or Super-User) has absolute privileges, it is especially important that a strong password is allocated to this account.

See here for more detailed Administrator information.

Partitioning Methods

PARTITIONING

Use All Disk

  • Installer will partition disk automatically. Any existing data will be lost

Shrink Current System

  • Shrink an existing Windows (or other OS) partition to make room for Pisi Linux. Ensure existing data is backed up as a precaution

Use Free Space

  • Installer will use available free space

Manual Partitioning

Note: As the other partitioning methods are either automatic or guided, a generic manual partitioning example will be outlined in the following section.

See here for more detailed Partitioning information.

File-system

FILE-SYSTEM

File-system Type

  • Click on free space
  • Click Create
  • Choose Standard
  • Click Partition

See here for more detailed Partition Types information.

Mount-points

Mount-points

  • Click on the USE field and select / (This will be the 'root' file-system)
  • Leave file-system as ext4 if unsure
  • Adjust partition size using either the slider, up-down arrows, or enter a value directly
  • Click force to be a primary partition
  • Click OK

See here for more detailed Mount-Points information.

Swap-space

Swap-space

  • To create a 'swap' partition, follow the same example, but ignore the USE step. And choose swap from the File-system field.

Note: 'Swap-space' is the term for swapping pages of memory from RAM to a predetermined area of a hard disk. This is performed, for instance, when RAM becomes full: data for lower priority tasks is 'demoted' from RAM, to hard disk 'swap space'.

As there are a few variables, you should tailor swap to your specific system - and it's intended use. But for a generic case the example here is allocating 2GB swap for a machine with 2GB of RAM, plenty of HD space and general computing.

Boot-loader defaults

BOOT-LOADER

Defaults

  • These are the default settings for the Boot-loader, if you are unsure, then click Next to accept the defaults

Note: this will be to the mbr (Master Boot Record) of the first boot disk.

See here for more detailed Boot-loader information.

Boot-loader advanced

Custom

  • Here you can specify where (or if, even) the Boot-loader should be installed
The summary of the proposed installation

INSTALLATION

Summary

  • Review the summary, then click Start Installation
Commit installation to disk

Commit Install To Disk

  • Click Write changes to disk to commit the actual installation

Note: an introductory slide-show will then commence while the installation takes place

Kaptan

When the install has completed, and you log-in to your desktop for the first time, Kaptan (a 'desktop greeter') will start automatically. Kaptan will help you to set some basic desktop preferences.


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