The installation will destroy all existing data on the target drive.
  1. Connect the prepared USB memory stick to the target device and switch the target device on.
  2. Select one of the following options from the boot menu:
    • Standard Installation + Recovery: Boots the system with just a few messages from the USB memory stick and launches the installation program. (Default)
    • Verbose Installation + Recovery: Boots the system from the USB memory stick and shows the Linux boot messages in the process.
    • Failsafe Installation + Recovery: Fallback mode to be used if the graphical boot screen cannot be displayed.
    • Memory Test: Memory test, only available in legacy/BIOS mode. This option does not carry out an installation.
    • EFI Debug Shell: Available only in UEFI boot mode. If the hardware in use is EFI capable, boot problems can be analyzed with that.
  3. Please choose your language: Select the language for the installation process.
  4. Accept the EULA by clicking I agree.
  5. Installation program IGEL OS Creator: Here, you can configure settings for the installation process and start it. Check the target drive to ensure that the system is installed on the desired drive.

    The following options are available:

    • Force Legacy Installation (only available after UEFI boot)

      ☑ The legacy/BIOS version of IGEL OS 11 will be installed, even if the system was booted in UEFI mode.

      Remember to set the system to legacy/BIOS mode after installation.

      ☐ UEFI booting results in a UEFI installation, and legacy/BIOS booting in a legacy/BIOS installation. (Default)

    • Force MS-DOS Partitioning
      Use a MS-DOS partition table instead of a GPT partition table.
      Use a GPT partition table. (Default)
    • Feature Selection: Select the features of IGEL OS that you want to install. This is important if you no have enough storage; IGEL OS 11.04 or higher uses more than 2 GB if all features are installed. 
      The dialog indicates whether the storage size is sufficient. 

      • All: Select all features

      • None: Select no feature

      • Feature: Sort the list alphabetically

      • Size: Sort the list by size

        If the device is being upgraded from an older version of IGEL OS and Migrate Old Settings is activated, the previous set of features is preselected.

    • Migrate Old Settings
      Carries over the settings from a previously installed IGEL OS system. (Default)
    • Migrate Licenses
      ☑ If IGEL OS licenses have been stored on the device, they are transferred to the new IGEL OS installation. 
      ☐ The licenses are removed from the device and will not be present in the new IGEL OS installation.
    • Install firmware: Starts the installation process.

      If the device's storage size is less than the storage size required for the firmware, the Feature Selection dialog opens; see the description above.

    • Cancel: Cancels configuration for the installation and shuts down the device.

  6. Click on Install firmware.
    The installation program will set up IGEL OS 11 on the target drive. If you see the success message, the installation is complete. 
  7. Detach any external network adapters from the device.
    In this way, you ensure that the unit ID for the device is derived from the built-in network adapter. The unit ID will be saved on the device persistently, regardless of any external network adapter that may be used in the future. This is important for licensing.
  8. Click on Reboot at the bottom of the installation window.
  9. Remove the USB memory stick.
  10. Close the message window.
    The system will shut down and then boot IGEL OS 11.