Installing AryaLinux

In this article
  1. System Requirements
  2. Downloading and Preparing the live media for booting
  3. Booting
  4. Running the Installer
  5. Issues/Troubleshooting

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements to run AryaLinux are as follows:

  • RAM: 2GB
  • Hard Disk space: 15GB
  • Processor: 3rd generation Intel i3 Processor
  • USB port or DVD Drive
  • Resolution: 1366x768

While the above requirements are sufficient to run AryaLinux, you may not get optimum performance by running AryaLinux on a system with the above configuration. We have tested AryaLinux on systems with the above configuration and it works. Systems with configuration better than that mentioned above would surely run AryaLinux better. Here are the recommended specifications to get a very good performance:

  • RAM: 8GB
  • Hard Disk space: 200GB
  • Processor: Latest Intel or AMD Processor
  • USB port or DVD Drive
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
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Downloading and Preparing the live media for booting

AryaLinux is available with various desktop environment options like KDE, Gnome3, XFCE and Mate. You can download the ISO of the desktop environment you want to install from the downloads section. Once the ISO file is downloaded, you can either burn the ISO into a DVD or write it into a pen drive. There are several software that can help you do that. If you are in Windows, then you can use Unetbootin. Unetbootin is available for Linux as well. If you are on Linux, you can also use the dd command to write the ISO into the Pen Drive. The dd command is for advanced users and one should exercise caution while executing this command:

dd if=/path/to/aryalinux-iso-file of=/dev/sdx status=progress bs=10M oflag=sync

Please replace /path/to/aryalinux-iso-file in the command above with the path to the AryaLinux ISO file you downloaded earlier and /dev/sdx with the USB device where you want to install AryaLinux. You may use the fdisk command to get a list of the devices in the system.

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Booting

Once the boot media is prepared, you can boot into AryaLinux by choosing the boot media prepared in the above step from the BIOS boot menu. If your hard disk is formatted has a MBR or MSDOS type partition, then please dont boot into the boot media in the UEFI mode. In case the hard disk has a GPT partition type then boot in UEFI mode. Please make sure you boot into the right mode and you have the right partition type as mentioned above otherwise AryaLinux would not install.

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Running the Installer

Once you have boot into the live media, you can run AryaLinux installer to install the OS into the hard disk. AryaLinux's installer is different from the installers of other Linux distributions but the questions that are asked by the installer are nearly the same. We are working on making the Installer more user friendly and you would see improvements with time. Here are the instructions on how to use the installer.

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Issues/Troubleshooting

In case you encounter any issues in the installation process, please write to us at aryalinux11@gmail.com and we would try sorting it out for you.

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