Installing tuxtrans


Installing tuxtrans

Before installing tuxtrans be sure to make a backup of your data or of the complete hard disk!

Right at the start of the Live-USB you will be offered four options, choose the second one "Boot system installer" in order to install tuxtrans on your harddisk.

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You will be presented with a screen where you can setup the details of the new user and the name of your system.

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Input your name and the username you will use to log in into the system. Specify a password. Be careful: This user will have administrative rights on the system and this password will be needed for root privileges. Do not enter a Root password, as the root password will be the password of your user. After the install you may add new users, but you will always need this first password to perform administrative actions (installing software, changing things in the system, ecc.)

In the next screen "Partition settings" you may configure the harddisk partitions. Be careful and know what you are doing, as wrong decisions can delete existing partitions with data or other operating systems!

Choose carefully and always make a backup of your data unless your are installing it on a pc where you do not have any data stored. The type of partitions depend on the operating systems already installed and the type of the boot procedure (please read this on UEFI and Ubuntu). For a standard UEFI installation on a clean harddisk without any data you should create:

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Alternatively, you may create a /home partition and your partition table might look like this:

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Such a setup would make it very easy to update your tuxtrans installation with the newest release keeping your home partition and all the configuration files and data stored there. So, whenever there is a new release of tuxtrans, download the new iso file, make a bootable USB stick out of it, and install it by installing on the root partition / (activate format), choose also the /home partition but without formating it: all your data and configuration will remain untouched.

If you want to install tuxtrans alongside Windows, this installer will give the possibility to choose partitions accordingly. Anyway, always be careful not to touch the partition where Windows is installed. If you take care of this it is easy to install a double boot pc, meaning a pc where you can choose at startup whether you want to work with Windows or with tuxtrans. You may also reduce the space of the existing Windows partition manually by starting gparted from the tuxtrans live cd/usb and creating a new partition using the remaining free space on your hard disk.

tuxtrans is now ready to install.

Click on the ">>Next" button to start the install procedure; but remember: Linux will always format (wipe clean) the partitions chosen for the system install and any other partition for which you have activated teh Format option! tuxtrans will now copy all files to your hard disk.

You will find help with installing Ubuntu (the basis for tuxtrans) here:

Running tuxtrans in a Virtual Machine using Virtualbox

tuxtrans may be run in a virtual environment from a host pc without the need to change anything in your pc setup. Just install Oracle Virtualbox in your pc and setup tuxtrans as a virtual machine as shown in the following video (host machine: tuxtrans installed on HD; VM: tuxtrans running from the downloaded DVD-image ISO file; in real time, so please be patient):

Here is another video about installing tuxtrans in a virtual machine in Arabic