D stands for
you Decide what Desktop you take
Download ArcoLinuxD from arcolinux.info.
We can install any desktop environment on ArcoLinuxD.
We provide you with a skeleton of scripts. You change them to your personal needs.
Add applications or delete applications in those scripts.
Use github if you want to save your own changed scripts based on ours. We recommend you do.
It will work as a kind of backup of what you have achieved.
INSTALLATION OF ARCOLINUXD
IS YOUR COMPUTER READY FOR LINUX?
BIOS – UEFI – MOTHERBOARD SETTINGS
When you boot up your computer, every pc lets you get into the BIOS or SETUP be sure you have set everything correct so you can install Linux on your computer.
You should be able to boot from the usb via a keyboard shortcut for example F8 and if you are planning to install virtual box or any other similar application you need to enable virtualization.
VIRTUALBOX OR REAL METAL
Before installing a linux distribution, you can first try it out in VirtualBox or other virtual machines.
As a matter of fact ArcoLinuxD is fine-tuned to work smoothly on VirtualBox. All packages are pre-installed.
You need to use the proper settings in VirtualBox.
You can end up with a non responding system (not enough RAM, not enough cores, not enough harddisk space).
You can end up with the wrong resolution (wrong choice of the graphics controller).
BURN ON USB
We recommend using a USB to install ArcoLinuxD.
YOU WILL BOOT UP IN A XFCE DESKTOP WHY?
We only have to develop one system to boot up from.
This saves us time and energy.
Xfce will be our standard desktop when you boot.
Xfce will be used to deliver your desktop of choice.
You need to install the iso to see your desktop of choice.
HOW TO INSTALL ARCOLINUXD
It takes several screens to install ArcoLinuxD and will take approx. 15 minutes to install on newer hardware.
Thanks to Calamares you will have a simple and clean graphical interface.
Calamares is changing with every release. Every new release of ArcoLinuxD will be using the latest calamares installer.
Over time you will see some changes in our Calamares installer.
You can always report issues on the github of calamares. It is the only way to improve calamares.
Calamares is not an ArcoLinux product.
There is so much information about
pre-installation and post-installation
Check these two categories
Planning to dual-boot and use intel-ucode or amd-code
follow this tutorial to fix your grub