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How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
« on: January 19, 2020, 12:20:09 PM »
 

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Hello.

I downloaded the LinuxLite ISO file (linux-lite-4.8-64bit.iso).  I saved this file in a USB flash drive (pendrive).  Now, how can I install Linux Lite?

When I start my PC selecting first boot option my USB drive, nothing happens. Just Windows 10 always start.

I read the help manual (https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/start.html) but it does not help. Sorry about this noob question, but I donīt know what to do.


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Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2020, 01:42:05 PM »
 

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It's not just "saved" to a USB stick, but written to a USB stick as a bootable image.  Most Windows users use Etcher to accomplish that. 
 

Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2020, 02:50:22 PM »
 

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Yep, I saw that Balena Etcher on the manual. This Balena Etcher just donīt work (by the way I almost lost my pendrive doing that!).

When I followed Balena Etcher procedure, it simply created an empty USB drive that Windows or the BIOS cannot read.
 

Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2020, 03:00:23 PM »
 

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I used Universal Usb Installer when I needed one bootable stick now on linux I just dd the image directly to the disk. https://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/
 

Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2020, 03:25:15 PM »
 

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Ok! I was researching about that and I did find that information.  A installer is required to run the ISO indeed!

I just used LinuxLive USB Creator (LiLi) now.  I followed all steps and it said all is done successfully.  I can see files and directories on my USB pen drive now.

I configured BIOS to boot from USB first. However when I restart the computer, it always open Windows 10. No option to deploy Linux is displayed.

What is wrong? Whatīs the problem? Why I canīt deploy Linux yet?

What should I do?
 
Last Edit: January 19, 2020, 04:39:56 PM by Roken
 

Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
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You booted into Linux Lite (yaaaaay!  Beautiful ain't it!), but did not install it.  It's not a program that you run "inside" Windows, it's a whole 'nother operating system that replaces Windows.

So before you install Linux Lite, save copies of all your important files (documents, music, pictures, videos - all the stuff you have saved to your hard drive) to a separate USB stick, external hard drive, or some other backup. 

You can set up Linux Lite to run alongside Windows (dual-boot), in which you choose which operating system (OS) to boot into at startup, or you can wipe away Windows altogether and use only Linux Lite, like most of us have done.

There's a "Install Linux Lite" icon on the desktop that you can click on after you boot into the USB next time (after you have done a back-up of all your important stuff), and the installer will take you step-by-step through the process, whichever option you choose - alongside Windows 10 or in place of it.  You can use one at a time, never both, since they are separate and incompatible operating systems.
 

Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2020, 04:38:39 PM »
 

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I did NOT booted into Linux Lite!  Like I said before, when I restart my PC only Windows 10 always start.

I donīt know whatīs wrong.  It should be easier, isnīt it?  What should I do ??
Last Edit: January 19, 2020, 04:55:42 PM by Roken
 

Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
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Disable secure boot (google it). Enable legacy boot(google it). On some system use magic. Sorry I cant tell you how exactly you do the magic part, it is so different on every device you need to research yourself.
You booted into Linux Lite (yaaaaay!  Beautiful ain't it!), but did not install it.  It's not a program that you run "inside" Windows, it's a whole 'nother operating system that replaces Windows.

So before you install Linux Lite, save copies of all your important files (documents, music, pictures, videos - all the stuff you have saved to your hard drive) to a separate USB stick, external hard drive, or some other backup. 

You can set up Linux Lite to run alongside Windows (dual-boot), in which you choose which operating system (OS) to boot into at startup, or you can wipe away Windows altogether and use only Linux Lite, like most of us have done.

There's a "Install Linux Lite" icon on the desktop that you can click on after you boot into the USB next time (after you have done a back-up of all your important stuff), and the installer will take you step-by-step through the process, whichever option you choose - alongside Windows 10 or in place of it.  You can use one at a time, never both, since they are separate and incompatible operating systems

Wrong. UUI makes the stick still usable to other purposes and is the only image writter that I know that does it.
Ok! I was researching about that and I did find that information.  That is a installer is required to run the ISO indeed.

I just used LinuxLive USB Creator (LiLi) now.  I followed all steps and it said all is done successfully.  I can see files and directories on my USB pen drive now.

I configured BIOS to boot from USB first. However when I restart the computer, it always open Windows 10. No option to deploy Linux is displayed.

What is wrong? Whatīs the problem? Why I canīt deploy Linux yet?

What should I do?
 
seems successfully installed to usb stick. see the beginning of this message for fixing boot from the stick you just made.
 

Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2020, 05:03:14 PM »
 

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Yes, I disabled secure boot.  It seems I don't have the option to enable legacy boot on my BIOS configuration. But the first boot is set to be my USB! It appears the fabrication name of my USB.

However, still Windows 10 is always started and no Linux Lite options is displayed.
 

Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2020, 05:20:02 PM »
 

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on some computers press esc almost immediately after pressing power button to see more boot options. On other ones f12 usually does the same. You may need to use uefi version for non legacy computer. Try few times f12 and esc key to get the correct time for doing it.
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Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2020, 05:32:51 PM »
 

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Well, I have put other USB bootable device, and my PC did boot successfully from the USB without start Windows 10.

So itīs a prove there is nothing wrong with my BIOS configuration to boot from USB device.

Then I think the problem is with that USB with Linux Lite.

Now I formatted my USB again. I did copy the ISO file to the pendrive. And this time I used other installer called Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.9.0.  I followed the installations steps until the successfully end.  But still it seems I don't have a bootable USB device.

What did I miss?  Is all this steps correct or is something missing?
 

Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
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Well, I have put other USB bootable device, and my PC did boot successfully from the USB without start Windows 10.

So itīs a prove there is nothing wrong with my BIOS configuration to boot from USB device.

Then I think the problem is with that USB with Linux Lite.

Now I formatted my USB again. I did copy the ISO file to the pendrive. And this time I used other installer called Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.9.0.  I followed the installations steps until the successfully end.  But still it seems I don't have a bootable USB device.

What did I miss?  Is all this steps correct or is something missing?

@Roken Try with this https://rufus.ie/ it's very easy to use and it's never failed me when creating live USBs, not once!
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Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2020, 05:47:29 PM »
 

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you need the uefi version of Linux Lite which can be downloaded here:

http://repo.linuxliteos.com/uefitests/4.2/

The normal version won't boot on a system with uefi and secure boot enabled.
Many of the larger distros have installer iso with both systems on the iso, which is why they probably work.
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Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2020, 05:55:02 PM »
 

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Hello Moltke.

I tried with Rufos, but it does not work either. I continue with the same issue.
 

Re: How can I install Linux Lite by the very beginning?
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2020, 05:58:50 PM »
 

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Hello DeepThought.

I donīt know what is a system with or without UEFI. But as I said before secure boot is disabled!

Just in case I am downloading that full UEFI version you mentioned. I hope your link is safe!   It will take a while until my download finish.
Last Edit: January 19, 2020, 06:02:01 PM by Roken
 


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