If you’re a Linux enthusiast, you already know the name of Deeping Linux, right? This Linux system is a really cool one for using on an everyday basis. This open-source Linux distro has already earned its fame for being super cool and beautiful. Really, this is one of the ultimate Linux distros out there that can content your heart to the fullest.
Today, we’ll be installing this awesome Linux distro. Note that I’ll be using VirtualBox for performing the installation. However, the installation steps and everything else will be the same in real world.
Getting Deepin Linux ISO
The latest version of Deepin Linux currently doesn’t support 32-bit systems. So, unless you’re system is too old, Deepin Linux should run fine.
Besides the official download link, Deepin also hosts the ISO file on other places like SourceForge, Google Drive and other mirrors. In cases, those may be better solution for faster downloading.
Making a bootable media
For installing any operating system these days, the best method to follow is to use a USB flash drive. This way, you can ensure faster performance while using the same drive again and again. Make a bootable USB flash drive.
Installing Deepin Linux
Boot into the USB flash drive or other bootable media you just created. At first, you’ll get the boot menu of Deepin.
Here, there are several available options. This step is optional but to make sure that everything is alright, you should choose the “Check iso md5sum” option.
Now, select the “Install Deepin” option.
Select the language of your choice. I’m going with English.
Here, I’m getting this warning message. I’m installing Deepin on VirtualBox. It’s normal to ignore it. Of course, if you’re installing Deepin as the native system, you’ll end up having a better system.
Enter the username and other credentials for your account.
Select your current time zone.
It’s time to choose the installation location. As you’re able to see, there are 2 options available – “Simple” and “Advanced”.
In the “Advanced” section, you can change the bootloader and manage partitions as much as you like. For creating a new partition, click the icon at the end of the “Freespace” entry.
After you’re ready, time to start the installation process! Don’t forget to review the installation summary to make sure that everything is alright and going according to your plan.
Depending on the performance of your system and your bootable media, the installation time is going to vary. Wait until the process finishes.
After the installation is successful, the system will reboot itself and start the OS normally. Don’t forget to remove the installation media!
After you’ve installed successfully, log into your system.
After the system loads, you’ll have several options.
Follow the official updating steps to ensure that your system’s software is up-to-date.
You’re good to go!