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Getting and Prepare

This page describe how to make USB Bootable,CD/DVD... on multiplatform.Before you continue download the latest version of Pragmatic Linux Desktop Pragmatic Linux Desktop run only on x86_64 (64 Bit machine).

USB Flash Bootable


Tip: Find out the name of your USB drive with lsblk. Make sure that it is not mounted.

Run the following commands by replacing /dev/sdx with your drive, example (/dev/sdb1, /dev/sdc1....). be careful, do not append the partition number, dont use /dev/sda1.

# dd bs=4M if=/path/to/PragmaticLinux-xxxxxxx.iso of=/dev/sdx status=progress && sync

Wait for the command sync to complete before unplugging the USB drive to ensure the data was written completely.


This method does not require any workaround and is as straightforward as dd under Linux. Just download Pragmatic Linux ISO, and with local administrator rights use USBWriter utility to write to your USB drive.

Download USBWriter & detail documentation and help read USBWriter documentation


Mount the DVD,USB,ISO

Mount your DVD, USB in machine or if you are installing in any virtual machine use iso file directly.


Select the Pragmatic Linux Install menu in boot screen.

Initialize the installer & System Partition

Initialize the installer with username root

localhost login: root
[root@localhost ~]# sh

you will be asked for partition format, if you are familiary with disk partittion split on two partition

  • Partition 1 - System Partition more then 20GB
  • Partition 2 - SWAP Partition Your Current RAM x 2

To create the partition split your disk in partiton.

In the end execute Write and write Quit. then you should see something like this

sda          8:0       0     111.5G    0   disk
|-sda1       8:1       0     100G      0   part
`-sda1       8:2       0     11.5G     0   part
sr0          11:0      1     2.5G      0   rom    /run/archiso/bootmnt
loop0         7:0      0     2.5G      1   loop   /run/archiso/sfs/airootfs

Tip: Find out the name of your Hard drive could be different /dev/hdx, /dev/vhdxx ..... Make sure you are selectiing and writing the correct partition.

/dev/sda1 -> is our system partition

/dev/sda2 -> SWAP Partition

in your first prompt you are being asked for Pragmatic Linux System write the first one

Select which partition do you want to install Pragmatic Linux System ?

You are asked for SWAP Partition

Select which partition do you want to installSWAP Partition ?
/   /dev/sda1 - Pragamtic System
\   /dev/sda2 - SWAP Partition

Do you wish to install Pragmatic Linux as you see partition (Yy, Nn)? y

if youa re asked for something like proceed anyway press y. then just wait for installation .

User & Root & Configuration Environment

Configuring password, environment. Set your password for root privileges user

Set root password
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:

Note: If something goes wrong your default credential are



Create your username as normal user usage

Create your username: 
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:

again set password for this user. and then press Enter and the machine will restart in few seconds.

Unmount disc your machine then the system is already installed in your machine.


Finally, restart the machine by typing

# reboot

any partitions still mounted will be automatically unmounted by systemd. Remember to remove the installation media and then login into the new system.

You have two account Root Access

User: root
Password: pragmatic

<b>Default Username</b>
User: Yourusername or (Default: pragmatic)
Pass: Yourpassword or (Default: pragmatic)


To Do...... To be Continued