Installation of the system with Live Installer (Calamares).

If you didn't, you have to download Auxtral 2 from the "Download" page of the main menu.



Copy the ISO image to a bootable DVD or USB drive.



To copy to a DVD download "Brasero" if you use Linux, or "DVD Creator" for Windows. For a bootable USB drive, download "balena-Etcher" for both OS.

 

 

 

Boot from the DVD or USB device and run System Installation

The Calamares graphical installer is a universal installer that can be used in any GNU / Linux distribution just by making a simple configuration of your code to adapt it to the distro in question.

To start the installation process, you have to start your computer from the chosen installation drive, DVD or USB.

Assuming your computer is still on, start by inserting the installation drive and restarting the computer.

Most computers will allow you to temporarily change the boot order by pressing a special key, F2, Esc, etc. Look at the on-screen indication or your equipment documentation to be sure.

When you see the welcome screen select "Try Auxtral in live mode".

Once in the system go to> start menu> Administration> Install Auxtral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The installer is very simple and intuitive, you just have to follow the subjective screens that it presents you and select the actions and options that it asks you for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If it is very rare that it happens, during the installation of an operating system, existing data may be lost on the hard disk, for this reason I advise you to make a "backup" of your important data in an external place such as an online service or in a removable drive.
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This last screen is important. Disk partitioning, especially if you are not familiar with this action on the hard drive, is something that can take a longer and more detailed post than this one. It is only worth clarifying that the installer we are using can handle partitions perfectly, but ideally, you should use the "Gparted" utility that is included in Auxtral Live, and prepare your HD partitions with it before starting the installation, and once here select "Manual partitioning" and assign the partition you prepared as "/" (root) to install the system.

In the example you are seeing, the default option "Delete disk" is selected, which is valid only if you are going to install Auxtral or Debian as the only OS, since this option will erase all the information that exists on your PC's hard disk , so it would not be useful either in the case that you have a partition dedicated to your personal files on your HD since it would also be deleted by the Live Installer.

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When the machine restarts you will see this screen, in this case only Auxtral GNU / Linux appears since there is no other system installed. If you use or have another system previously installed, you will see it in the list. Just select the one you want to start with the "up" / "down" keys and press "enter".
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From this icon you can change colors and aspects of the system interface.

 

 

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Finally and finally, you have to enable the repositories that you are going to use to update and install software in your operating system.

As I explained, you have available the free (main) and non-free (non-free) repositories, the choice is made by you.

When you first start Auxtral, open the terminal (ctrl + alt + t), log in as "root" as superuser by typing "su", -> enter, enter the password root, -> enter, and type "main" (without quotes) to enable free repositories; or "nonfree" to enable non-free repositories and the "multimedia" repository. With any of the two orders, after enabling the repositories you have chosen, the first system update will be carried out automatically. When finished I wrote the command "exit", -> enter to exit root mode, and repeat it to close the terminal.

Remember that to keep intact the "SECURITY" factor provided by GNU / Linux systems, you must stay within the "FREE SOFTWARE", that is, in the case of Auxtral or Debian, use the "MAIN" repositories