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Before install HandyLinux, take time to test in live session to verify your material compatibility.
note : This page requires that you already owns HandyLinux on a CD, DVD or USB. To obtain a copy HandyLinux, visit this page.
This page details the HandyLinux installation:
Insert your HandyLinux DVD or your HandyLinux USB key, then restart.
Before launching your system, press F2 or F12 (or “del”) key, depends on your machine, to access BIOS configuration or startup list (a little menu witch allow to choose directly on which device the machine will boot).
Once startup configured, press [Esc] key: a menu offers you different choices “save and quit” or “save then start”, select the entry that keeps your settings by pressing the indicated key.
“single-boot” installation process uses the whole space of your hard drive :
HandyLinux installation will delete all datas on your hard drive, backup your personal datas if needed.
If you want to keep another system on your machine, follow the multi-boot process.
1 – When you start handylinux from a DVD or a USB key, choose “Install Handylinux” from the home menu :
Then you have to configure your language, country and keyboard :
2 – The installation begins with the detection of equipment. You have nothing to do until the selection of the name of your computer and the new user :
5 – Then starts detecting hard drives and partitioning phase. If you are new, I recommend the “assisted partitioning” which will automatically use all of your disk. If you want to preserve a data partition or use multiple operating systems, select “manuel” and follow the procedure described in Chapter multi-boot :
8 – The last screen before the partition of the selected disk. WARNING !! after this step, the data on the disk will be erased !!
If you want to continue the installation, click “Yes” then “Continue” :
The multi-boot installation allows you to have multiple operating systems on your computer.
You can install HandyLinux next to another GNU/Linux or Windows ™ system.
Multiboot with windows8 is dangerous due to the system “secure boot”, the UEFI bios. The typical installation makes both systems inaccessible.
If windows8 is installed, please visit the forum before starting the handylinux installation.
WARNING : installing in dual-boot and partition resizing pose a risk to your data.
Take care to make a backup.
For a dual-boot with windows, consider defragmenting your hard drive from the utility windows to be able to resize your partition to maximum.
Multi-boot installation starts the same way as single-boot for steps 1 to 4.
Note: In this example, we will perform a dual-boot installation with WindowXP ™.
5 – When choosing the partitioning scheme (step 5), select “Manual” :
14 – Once confirmed, partitioning is applied and the system is installed on the disk, as in step 9 of single-boot :
20 – HandyLinux is launched. Enter your username and password as in step 14 of single-boot :
Bonus: data from your other system can be accessed from the icon-link on your desktop. Double-click the icon to mount the file system, your password will be requested, you will have access to your data :
If you are installing HandyLinux from an only WIFI equipped office, the installation process is exactly the same because the network detection is disabled during installation. Your wireless network will be available after installation from the network manager “gnome-network-manager” connection. More information on wifi dedicated page.
HandyLinux installs in single or dual boot without any problems, but you may need a different partitioning scheme than that proposed by the Debian installer :
For these cases and others, I suggest you visit the dedicated page GParted, Partition Manager.
Now you can help by visiting HandyLinux french forum (english friendly :) ).