[GUIDE] HoleOS Installation Guide


STEP 1: Boot HoleOS Installer

So first things first, you need to boot the installer. You can do that in your boot menu or you can set up your USB as the first option in your boot options in your BIOS. If you are not sure about how you can enter your BIOS, try the ESC, F2, F12 or Delete buttons. If that didn’t work, search for “how to enter BIOS [your motherboard or your laptop]”. Here go to boot options and select your HoleOS installer drive as a one-time boot option. Now save changes and exit, this will boot you into the HoleOS Bootloader.
Here, select the first option (Boot HoleOS [version] Installer).

STEP 2: Create a user

If you are in the installer, you should see this:

Type everything, but DO NOT set a root password.

After we are finished, click on „Next”.

STEP 3: Creating the correct partition structure for HoleOS

This is the hard part.

Select your hard drive (where you want to install HoleOS) and click on “! Delete !”. This will format your hard drive for HoleOS. Note: if you format your hard drive, every data will be lost on that drive, so keep that in mind. If you want to put HoleOS to a separate partition (dual-boot), create one for it in Windows or in the OS that you are using.

After we formatted our hard drive, we should click on /dev/sdx? (x can be any letter) and create a partition that is 200 MiB smaller than the hard drive’s size. So in that example, the size is 476939 MiB. We need to write 476739 MiB then.

After that, click on the green arrow.

Now, we have two partitions: one formatted and one unallocated. We need to click on the second partition (/dev/sdx2) and then, click on the green arrow.

After that, we should set the mount points. “Mount point: /” means the main partition. We need to select the first partition (/dev/sdx1) and write a slash (/) as the mount point on the right-hand side.

Now, click on the green arrow.

After that, we need to set the EFI Mount point for the second partition. (Note 1) Click on the second partition (/dev/sdx2) and write „/boot/efi” as the mount point on the right-hand side.

Now, press the green arrow again.

And if you see something like this, you can click on „Next” and begin installing HoleOS.

Thank you for installing HoleOS,
have a nice day,
Benjamin Stonawski
CEO of Peaches Technology


Note 1: EFI or also known as ESP means „Extensible Firmware Interface System Partition” which is used by computers adhering to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). When a computer is booted, UEFI firmware loads files stored on the ESP to start installed operating systems and various utilities. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EFI_system_partition)