How-to Install Linux Mageia 2 Gnome Steps on PC with Windows 8 Pre-Installed with Uefi Firmware and Disable Secure-Boot Step-by-Step Visual Guide

January 12th, 2013 by Regaz



The Visual-Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Easy Installing a Mageia Linux 2 Gnome3 Desktop on a PC with Windows8 Pre-Installed/Uefi Firmware Disabling Win8 Secure Boot.

The First Need Step Consists in Disabling the New Windows 8 Secure Boot that Impede the Boot from Installation Media CD/DVD.

The Initial Pre-Installation Step of Preparing the Installation Media CD/DVD for Installation is Skipped if You Need Consult the Online Documentation.

To the Post Bottom you Find also As a Bonus Link to How-to Create an App Launcher on Mageia Linux Desktops.

Mageia Linux Magic-Penguin
  1. Windows 8 Disabling “Secure Boot” and Enable Boot from CD/DVD:

    Win8 CD/DVD Boot Setup
  2. Boot from Mageia Installation Media

  3. Choose Language

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  4. Accept License

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  5. Set Timezone

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  6. Set the NTP Server

    Installing Mageia 2 Gnome - 4
  7. Set Date, Clock & Time-Zone

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  8. Choose Keyboard Layout

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  9. Start Installation Wizard

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  10. How-to Make a Custom Partitioning for Performance on Mageia

    Custom Partitioning Visual-Guide

  11. Remove Unused Packages

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  12. Wait Until System is Installed

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  13. Set-Up Bootloader Installation

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  14. Eventually Edit Boot Menu

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  15. Set-Up Passwords & User

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  16. Create a Mageia Gnome3 Launcher for Easy-Starting:

    Mageia Gnome3 Launcher
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