- Pen drive of at least 8GB.
- Live SolydX or SolydK ISO.
You need live-installer-3 version 2016.03.05 or higher.
The latest nightly builds include this version but you can also install it later in this tutorial.
- VirtualBox installed.
Insert the pen drive, start Gparted and create three partitions:
- EFI: 100MB, fat32.
- Root: at least 6GB, ext4.
- Home: rest, ext4.
- Start VirtualBox and create a new virtual machine:
- Do NOT add a virtual harddrive: Continue after the warning:
Select the new virtual machine and hit "Settings".
- Select "System", tab "Motherboard" and check "Enable EFI (special OSes only)":
- Select "Storage" and add the ISO:
- Select "USB" and add the inserted USB pen drive:
- Start the virtual machine.
- You need live-installer-3 version 2016.03.05 or higher.
If your live ISO doesn't have that, run these commands:
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sudo apt update; sudo apt install live-installer-3
- Start the Live Installer and configure the system as you normally would.
- Mount the fat32 partition for EFI (automatically done by the live installer).
- Mount the first ext4 partition as root (/).
- Mount the second ext4 partition as home (/home).
- Check the overview page and hit "Install".
For reference I've attached the SSD/Pen drive specific configuration files created or adapted by the Live Installer, including the terminal output of a persistent SolydX64 installation.