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note : This page requires that you are already in possession of HandyLinux on DVD or USB.
To obtain a HandyLinux copy, visit this page
The principle of CD/USB live is to use/test a distribution on a computer without touching your personal data.
CD/USB live allows you to test the compatibility of your hardware too.
HandyLinux is “compressed” in a special file (squashfs.filesystem) and integrated into the ISO image you have downloaded.
This special file is “unzipped” when using Live.
This special file will be copied to your hard drive during installation.
Insert your HandyLinux DVD into your computer drive or the HandyLinux USB key in the slot, and then restart.
Before your system launch, press [F2] or [F12] or [Del] key (depends on your machine) to access BIOS configuration or boot list (a small menu that lets you choose directly how your machine will start).
Once configured, press [Esc] : then a menu gives you different choices: “save and quit” or “save then start”, choose the entry that keeps your settings by pressing the dedicated button.
The default entry is the live, just press [Enter] to start HandyLinux.
Then your HandyLinux system works. I let you start the tour by the “HandyMenu” page that introduces you to your new environment and integrated applications.
Once your tests finish, you can turn off and restart your machine by the red action button at the bottom right of your screen.