Wed Oct 4 08:03:21 2017 UTC

Typical installation of NuTyX on a single partition in UEFI mode

These screenshots shows you a typical installation on a single partition in UEFI mode. We have a disk of 8 Gbytes. The first partition is the UEFI reserved partition. It has to be an EFI type and will be formated (automaticaly after asking) in vfat. The size of this partition is 500Mb. The second partition is the swap partition of 2 Gbytes . The rest of the disk space will be available for the NuTyX install partition.

A minimum RAM of 1 Gigabyte is best suited. We assume that you have already burnt the ISO onto a CD.

If you prefer, you can prepare a NuTyX bootable USB flash-drive. Either option will work.

You should also have a blank hard drive.

Now we will begin, using screen-shots that will show you a typical installation on a single partition:

Boot-up the USB Flash Drive/CD on which you copied/burned the ISO.

Partition creation (optional)

Creating a partition is optional. If you already have an empty partition available, you can go directly to the format of the partition.

Make sure you select gpt as label type, if you select dos, the boot of NuTyX in UEFI mode will fail.

Format the partition (optional)

The formatting of the partitions is optional. If you have an unformated partition or you want get rid of everything on the partition, then just format it. If you still want to keep your personal data, you need to manually remove the following directories: opt, bin, etc, root, run, sbin, usr and var. If you already have an empty formated partition, you can go directly to the installation of NuTyX

Install NuTyX

The installation of NuTyX doesn't need an internet. It takes just a few minutes.

Configure NuTyX

Once installed, NuTyX automatically start its configuration dialog without having to reboot.

The configuration is very straightforward: network card configuration, setting date and time, and modification of the default password of the administrator root account.

Next, when prompted, use your username you just create to login.

Adjust kernel location file in case of GRUB use

A UEFI mode of NuTyX installation can be used without any boot manager. IT's the UEFI which boot directly the kernel.

In case you decide to use GRUB to boot your NuTyX, it's absolutly necessary to make a manipulation in a console and in root.

In the example below, NuTyX is installed on the 3trd partition and the name of the kernel file is kernel-4.9.16-NuTyX-lts:

cd /boot
rm kernel-4.9.16-NuTyX-lts
mv efi/EFI/BOOT/3/kernel.efi kernel-4.9.16-NuTyX-lts
ln -svf kernel-4.9.16-NuTyX-lts kernel

You can now adjust your grub.cfg file so that GRUB takes care of the boot of your NuTyX.

Giving the base commands a trial run-through.

I suggest that you read the section on finalise your installation so that you can install a graphical interface.