New to Linux

New Linux user? Confused on how to install this? Here’s some helpful recommendations.

  1. Just click here to download the ISO, or in other words, the installer for the system. This ISO will allow you to Live boot the system, meaning you can try it out before permanently installing it.
  2. Use Etcher to burn the downloaded ISO to a USB stick. Basically, what this allows for you to do is attach the installer to a USB. This is necessary as we will have to boot into the ISO to install it.
  3. Once Etcher has been installed, just start it, point it towards your ISO, select your USB, and then “Flash” it!
  4. Once it is done with that, it is now time to reboot. Just reboot you computer, and wait for it to begin turning back on.rebooting-windows
  5. Once it has begun to turn back on, immediately press one of these F keys, depending on the company that made your computer:
    •  Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, and Acer – F2                                                                         
    • Asus – F10 
    • HP – either F1 or F10. It just depends on the model.
  6. This should have brought you into your BIOS, a simple configuration editor for advanced options under the hood. No matter what computer you have, there should be an option to Disable Secure Boot somewhere in there. All secure boot does is keep Windows secure from the threat of something other than it booting along with you when you start your computer. Since we actually want this to happen, we must disable it. Now that that is done, simply exit your BIOS. There should be a button labeled something like “Save and Exit”. Click that. Your computer should begin to restart itself.
  7.  As it restarts, will need to perform one more trick since we want to place your USB or disk to be the device used to boot up your computer. Thus, in the same manner you entered the BIOS earlier, you must press one of the following keys to select your boot options.
    • Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, and Acer – F12
    • Asus – ESC
    • HP – F9                                                                                                                                            
  8. This should bring up a simple list, or menu, of things your computer can boot from. You will want to use the Up and Down arrows to move from one option to another. What you are looking for is your USB or CD that you stored the ISO on.  Once you find it, simply press Enter to boot from it.