This is a manual on how to install Garuda Linux. If you have done it before, you might still want to stay here because you may learn something new 😁
We booted the live installation medium. Click on “Install” button on desktop to launch Calamares. You should plug in a charging cable if you are using a laptop. An internet connection is optional.
Once it opens you will notice that there are 8 steps in Calamares:
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Okay, you installed Garuda Linux, right? Congrats! I'm proud of you!
Let's start some essential things to do after the installation.
The setup assistant will open up after the first boot process has been completed. It will run you through some essential steps which should be performed after an installation and offers an additional wizard which can install a lot of common Linux software. The first prompt will ask you to update the system, which is highly recommended. This will run the update, update mirrorlists to get the best download speed, a few additional maintenance tasks and most importantly: it can apply eventually required manual interventions automatically by updating the garuda-update script to the latest version before proceeding with the actual update. We occasionally use this to work around some problematic situations like the recent example of a required reinstallation of all packages affected by Arch pushing Python 3.10 to its repos.
After that, you can start the application wizard to help find fitting and required software - printer support is also one of those options.
Most applications have a short description about what the package actually does - this can help you decide which option to take.
In the end, the assistant will open a terminal window to install & setup the selected options. Additional setup (like enabling systemd services) for packages that require them will be handled automatically.
That is all what we needed to fully install the system. Of course, there are also more things to learn like Octopi, Garuda Gamer and many more. We have a wiki article describing further steps to take when setting up your fresh installation over here. Reading this article is highly recommended as it demonstrates some things most people would like to go through on their new installation.
And now, goodbye. Have a good linuxperience! 😌
P.S.: I am really proud of you if you installed Garuda Linux for the first time 😇