How to install Mageia 5

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You will need a computer, the ISO of Mageia 5 and a DVD or an usb-key with at least 8 GB.

You can download the ISO on the official website of Mageia.

Make a bootable USB if you have prepared a partition on your computer, or you can create a Virtual Machine and just select the ISO of Mageia.


Let’s get started!

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Choose the Language to use :

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Accept the license and continue :

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Choose the keyboard layout :

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Here you need to chose the partition layout. You can check “free space” if you don’t have specific needs.

If you want to install some specifics software (like Alcasar), take care about what space you need in the differents partitions. For exemple Alcasar need a minimum 100Go in /var .

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Select your additional installation medium. Basically you’ll need nothing more than the basics.

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You need to check the “Nonfree Release”. If you don’t check that, you can’t install a lot of program easily, because it will use Google or something else driver.

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Here you need to check what do you want to install.

You can “Unselect All” in the bottom if you don’t need anything else than the basics (console menu and basic Linux system).

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Wait your installation to finish. It will take approximately 5 minutes for a Core installation, and 20 minutes for a Desktop installation (with Gnome or KDE).

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After the installation, choose your passwords and username.

Choose the Monitor (Plug’n Play is what I recommend for everyone)

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This is the summary of all the configuration. I recommend you to check the Ethernet configuration if you are in an enterprise, to add Gateway, DNS, etc…)

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Check “YES” and “Next”

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You can now reboot, almost done!

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After the reboot

And now you are on Mageia!

Thanks for your attention, on a next article I will install Alcasar on this OS.