Many people who are new to Linux have no idea how to get Linux installed on their systems, let alone how to go about testing Linux. In this article, we hope to provide easy to follow instructions on how to go about getting Drauger OS on a flash drive so that you can install it on your system.
Getting the files we need
To start with, you will need two things: the Drauger OS ISO file, and an app to burn the ISO to a flash drive, CD, or DVD. Flash drives are usually suggested for this method because they can be used for other purposes after this but whichever medium you chose to use is up to you.
It is suggested you download the Drauger OS ISO file first. These ISOs are usually in excess of 3 GB so be prepared to wait for it to download. You can download the ISO from the homepage of our website.
As far as an app to burn the ISO to a flash drive, CD, or DVD. We suggest one of 2 different apps. Either balenaEtcher, or Rufus. However other options do exist for other platforms, such as Multiboot USB on Linux, Boot Camp Assistant on Mac, and EtchDroid on Android. Both EtchDroid and Multiboot USB have been tested and are known working, but it is suggested to use balenaEtcher due to how easy it is.
balenaEtcher is not only easier to use and cross-platform, it is also open-source (You can find it’s source code on GitHub.). Rufus, on the other hand, is open-sourced and made for Windows only. This Wiki page will go over how to make and use both so either one will do. Drauger OS is tested and known working using balenaEtcher.
Once you have chosen which app you wish to use, download an install it, then proceed to the section for the app you chose.
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL WIPE ANY MEDIA THAT balenaEtcher or Rufus IS WRITING TO SO LONG AS IT IS OVER-WRITABLE.
Once you have downloaded an installed balenaEtcher, and accepted the license agreement, you should see a main window similar to the one below:
Click the “Select Image” button, navigate to the fully downloaded ISO file, and then click “Open”.
Afterwards, make sure you have the medium you wish the OS to be burned to inserted. USB drives are detected automatically.
Once you are sure you are ready to start, click the “Flash!” button, and wait for the process to complete. On Linux, you may need to provide your root password.
With Rufus, the process is a little more involved.
Once you install and open Rufus, you should be greeted with a screen similar to this:
Insert the device you want to burn to now and select it from the “Device” drop down menu at the top.
Next, with the “Boot Selection” Menu on “Disk or ISO Image (Please Select)”, click the “Select” button, navigate to the ISO file, and open it.