Getting Started

Crystal Linux is a brand new Arch Linux based distribution. It tries to be as friendly, powerful and easy to use as possible. Crystal Linux is currently in beta!

Installing Crystal Linux

Preparation

You will need:

  1. The latest Crystal Linux ISO
  2. A flash drive with at least 2 GB of memory
  3. A drive to install Crystal Linux to

On Linux / Gnome

  1. Right Click on the downloaded ISO

Right Click on the downloaded ISO

  1. Select "Open With"
  2. Choose "Disk Writer". You can also choose "Boxes" to try out Crystal in a virtual Machine

Choose "Disk Writer"

  1. Select your flash drive, double check it, and hit "Start Restoring"

Select your flash drive

Installing

Once you have flashed the ISO, plug in your flash drive into your computer and select it at boot.

Welcome to Crystal Linux! Now follow the installer to finish your installation.

the welcome screen

Important Note as of Nov 5th

Once installed, make sure to run the command

sudo pacman -S crystal-core crystal-branding