How to Install XeroLinux? [Step-by-Step]


Written by Omer Cakmak. Reviewed by Deepak Prasad

In this step by step tutorial, we will walk you through the process of installing XeroLinux step-by-step, so you can get started with this powerful and versatile Linux distribution.

XeroLinux   (GPLv3 Licensed) is an Arch based distribution using KDE Plasma. XeroLinux uses the Calamares method so you can choose what you need during installation, pulls everything from the internet so you always have the latest packages right out of the box.

To install XeroLinux, you will need to download the ISO file from the official XeroLinux website and create a bootable USB drive or DVD. Once you have created the bootable media, you can boot your computer from it and begin the installation process.

During the installation process, you will be prompted to choose your preferred language, keyboard layout, time zone, and disk partitioning options. You will also need to create a root user account and set a password.

After the installation is complete, you will be able to log in to your new XeroLinux system and begin using it. From there, you can customize your system, install additional software packages, and configure it to meet your specific needs.

 

Steps to Install XeroLinux

In this article, we will install the XeroLinux KDE Plasma version distributed with GPL 3. An ISO file is required for installation. This file is written as bootable to a USB and the installation begins. Let's explain them step by step.

 

Step-1: Download XeroLinux ISO

Go to the official address and click the Download button.

How to Install XeroLinux? [Step-by-Step]

Click the XeroKDE button.

How to Install XeroLinux? [Step-by-Step]

Note: Actually XeroLinux is available in Gnome edition, but the developer invites you to donate or be willing to create your own version.

Here you have 3 options:

How to Install XeroLinux? [Step-by-Step]

Click the download button, the download will start shortly.

 

Step-2: Create Bootable USB

The downloaded ISO file should be made bootable. For this, you can review our article "5 tools to create bootable usb from iso linux command line and gui". You can continue with the method that is easy for you.

 

Step-3: Boot the system with XeroLinux ISO/USB

Boot the system with XeroLinux.

How to Install XeroLinux? [Step-by-Step]

Then launch the installer.

How to Install XeroLinux? [Step-by-Step]

 

Step-4: Configure Installation Options

Continue the installation by following the steps below from the screen that opens:

  • Welcome - Choose Language - Next
  • Location - Choose Region and Zone - Next
  • Keyboard - Choose Keyboard Model -Next
  • Partitions - Erase disk/Manual partitioning
How to Install XeroLinux? [Step-by-Step]

 

Step-5: Create Users

Users - Enter the newly created user and password - Next

How to Install XeroLinux? [Step-by-Step]

Summary - Control before install and after start install - Install now

How to Install XeroLinux? [Step-by-Step]

 

Step-6: Finish Installation

Finish - The installation is complete, press the Done button.

How to Install XeroLinux? [Step-by-Step]

Restart the computer to start with the installed system.

 

Step-7: Get started with XeroLinux

Welcome to XeroLinux. The screen has suggestions you'll want to make.

How to Install XeroLinux? [Step-by-Step]

You can proceed by choosing one of these suggestions, or you can close it and start using it.

Install XeroLinux

Summary

XeroLinux is a Linux distribution that is designed to be lightweight, fast, and easy to use. It is built on top of Debian and comes pre-installed with a range of software commonly used in web hosting and server management. In this guide, we outlined the key steps involved in installing XeroLinux on your computer.

To begin, you need to download the XeroLinux ISO file from the official website and create a bootable USB drive or DVD using a tool like Rufus or Etcher. You can then boot your computer from the bootable media and begin the installation process.

During the installation process, you will be prompted to choose your preferred language, keyboard layout, time zone, and disk partitioning options. You will also need to create a root user account and set a password.

After the installation is complete, you can log in to your new XeroLinux system and begin using it. You can customize your system, install additional software packages, and configure it to meet your specific needs.

By following the steps outlined in this guide, you should be able to successfully install XeroLinux on your computer and start using it as your primary operating system. With its lightweight design and pre-installed software packages, XeroLinux is a great choice for anyone looking for a fast and reliable Linux distribution for web hosting and server management.

If you intend to install it as a second operating system on your computer, you can review the article "Dual boot Windows 10 and Linux [Step-by-Step]".

You can get help from XeroLinux Communty for problems you encounter during installation and use.

 

Omer Cakmak

He is highly skilled at managing Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Oracle Linux, and Red Hat servers. Proficient in bash scripting, Ansible, and AWX central server management, he handles server operations on OpenStack, KVM, Proxmox, and VMware. You can connect with him on LinkedIn or check his projects on GitHub page.

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