Install Aegix Linux

Create a bootable USB

Download this specific (aegix-hosted), weekly version of the artix-base-runit ISO, you’ll need to create a bootable USB drive. You can use any tool you like, but I recommend Rufus or Ventoy. They’re free, open source, and work on Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

After downloading the ISO, you can run sha256sum artix-base-runit-20240516-x86_64.iso, which should output the following hash. We do this to ensure the ISO hasn’t been tampered with.

bd8250d1377c71279e947e248e2e9fd597666ce5080c4b842bf5467ebeb9b0ce  artix-base-runit-20240516-x86_64.iso

If you’re using Ventoy, you can just download the ISO and copy it to the USB drive. If you’re using Rufus, you’ll need to download the ISO and use Rufus to create the bootable USB.

If you’re coming from Ubuntu or another Linux distro, you can use the dd command to copy the ISO to the USB drive. For example:

sudo dd if=/path/to/artix-base-runit.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4M status=progress oflag=sync

Boot from the USB

Once you’ve created the bootable USB, you’ll need to boot from it. This will vary depending on your computer, but you’ll need to press a key (usually F12 or F2) during boot to access the boot menu. From there, you can select the USB drive and boot from it.

Install Aegix Linux

Connect to the internet

Unless you want to go through the hassle of manually connecting to wifi, just use a wired connection by plugging in ethernet.

Download and run the installer script

Once you’ve booted from the USB, you’ll be presented with a terminal. After logging in as root with the password artix, you can run the following command to download and run the Aegix installer script:

curl -LO && sh

Follow the prompts

The installer script will walk you through the installation process.

Be sure to select the right disk / block device to install to. If you’re not sure which one to select, you can use lsblk to list the block devices and their sizes. Selecting the wrong block device could result in data loss. You have been warned. Act accordingly. The Aegix Linux Project is not responsible for any data loss. Be sure to back up your data before installing Aegix Linux.

Customizing Aegix-Programs

Learn how to customize the aegix-programs.csv file before running BARBs during an Aegix installation.


What to do if your installation fails.

Multiple TTYs

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Compatible Devices

Explore the range of devices tested and confirmed to be compatible with the Aegix Linux installation.

Last modified May 23, 2024: 05/23/24 16:13:18 (a9b99b0)