Sunday, 12 January 2014

Pisi Linux Installation HowTo

Pisi Linux

Installation Guide

This is a basic (quick-start) guide to installing Pisi Linux

This guide is based on an install of Pisi Linux 1.0 (RC v1 'Izmir')

The installer itself is called YALI (YetAnother Linux Installer)

64bit processor
10GB recommended minimum space for install

Obtain ISO
Burn ISO to either optical or USB media
Optical media should be 'burnt' using a slow speed

CLI method for bootable USB media:
sudo dd bs=4M if=Pisi-Linux-Rc1-izmir-v01.iso of=/dev/sdX

(Replace 'X' to match your target USB drive, for example: sdb, sdc, etc ...)

YALI (Yet Another Linux Installer)

Launch install
Accept licence terms
Validate installation media

Create regular user/s
Create Administrator

Partitioning method
File-system & mount-points
Commit partition setup


Review summary
Commit install to disk


  • Press F2
  • Select language
  • Press ENTER to confirm
  • Note: The program will wait 10 seconds to receive F2 input. If no input is made within this time, it will proceed using the default (Turkish) language

Launch Install

  • Select 1st item from tools menu (launch installer)
  • Press ENTER
  • Note: the Linux kernel will now load and some output will be displayed, before automatically moving on to the next step

Accept Terms

  • Click in the check-box to accept the licensing terms
  • Click Next

Validate Media

  • If you wish to check the integrity of the installation media, click Validate, then click Next
  • Note: although this may take a little while, this step is worthwhile and recommended


  • Set date and time
  • Set region and city
  • Click Next

Create Regular User/s

  • Create a regular user account
  • For more options or to create additional users, click on Advanced (note: additional users may optionally be created post-install)
  • Click Next

  • Create an Administrator
  • You may also customise the host-name of your computer if you wish
  • Note: as the Administrator (or Super-User) has absolute privileges, it is especially important that a strong password is allocated to this account

Partitioning Method

  • Use All Disk
  • Installer will partition disk automatically. Any existing data will be lost
  • Shrink Current System
  • Shrink an existing Windows (or other OS) partition to make room for Pisi Linux. Ensure existing data is backed up as a precaution
  • Use Free Space
  • Installer will use available free space
  • Manual Partitioning
  • As the other methods are either automatic or guided, a (basic) manual partitioning example will be outlined in the following slides

File-System Type

  • Click on free space
  • Click Create
  • Choose Standard
  • Click Partition

File-System Mount-points

  • Click on the USE field and select / (this will be the 'root' file-system)
  • Leave file-system as ext4 if unsure
  • Adjust partition size using either the slider, up-down arrows, or enter a value directly
  • Click force to be a primary partition
  • Click OK


  • To create a 'swap' partition, follow the previous procedure (pages 11 & 12) but ignore the USE step
  • Note: 'Swap-space' is the term for swapping pages of memory from RAM to a predetermined area of a hard disk. This is performed, for instance, when RAM becomes full: data for lower priority tasks is 'demoted' from RAM, to hard disk 'swap space'
  • As there are a few variables, you should tailor swap to your specific system - and it's intended use. But for a generic case the example here is allocating 2GB swap for a machine with 2GB of RAM, plenty of HD space and general computing

Commit Partition Setup

  • When you have finished partitioning click Next
  • A warning will advise you that the partition setup will now be written to disk. Click Format to proceed
  • Click Next


  • If unsure, just accept the default setup and click Next


of proposed installation

  • Review the summary, then click Start Installation
  • Click Write changes to disk to commit the actual installation
  • An introductory slide-show will then commence while the installation takes place

All Done!

  • Upon re-boot, 'Kaptan' the desktop-greeter
  • will launch to help you configure some basic desktop settings

So that was the simple Pisi Linux Install from now on could you enjoy
your Pisi Linux Installation

Have Fun with it

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