In this tutorial, we will go through a step-by-step installation of Solus 4 Linux. Solus is a popular Linux operating system designed for home Desktop use. This operating system has been built from scratch and uses a forked version of the PiSi package manager, maintained as “eopkg” within Solus. We will install the Gnome edition but you can also pick a different Desktop Environment such as “Budgie”.
Preparing Installation Medium
For installation of Solus Linux on a Laptop, Desktop or any other machine physically, you need to prepare an installation medium.
Download the Solus Desktop and put the ISO file in a directory in your Linux, Windows or macOS machine.
$ ls Downloads/iso/Solus-4.1-GNOME total 1.9G -rw-r--r--. 1 jmutai jmutai 1.9G May 12 18:42 Solus-4.1-GNOME.iso
Then create bootable flash drive or with DVD if your computer supports it. I’ll use dd Linux command to create a bootable device.
First, identify the name of your USB device partition. Then run the following command replacing sdX with the name of your USB, e.g sdb.
sudo dd if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=8M status=progress oflag=direct
Installing Solus 4 Linux on VirtualBox / KVM / VMware
For installation of Solus Linux on a Virtualized environment, you don’t need to create a bootable device. Just create a new Virtual Machine.
Navigate to the directory with the ISO file.
Hit the Create Button.
Install Solus 4 Linux – Step By Step With Screenshots
On the first screen, choose Installation Language:
Choose keyboard layout
Select installation disk and partitioning scheme.
Perform advanced disk configuration to fit your use case.
Give your machine a name and install bootloader.
Create the first user to manage machine.
Review options before installation
Solus installation should be started:
Wait for the installation to finish then reboot the machine.
Login to newly installed Solus Linux and perform system updates.
sudo eopkg upgrade
Agree to upgrade.
Total size of package(s): 985.08 MB There are extra packages due to dependencies. Do you want to continue? (yes/no) yes
Enjoy using Solus Linux and stay connected for more updates.