Regata OS Support

How to install Regata OS on desktop and laptop

It's important to remember from the start that it's always important to back up photos, videos, text files, whatever you think is important, and take the content to an external hard drive, USB stick or a cloud storage service (such as Google Drive), for example. With everything ready, let's go to the tutorial.

TIP: See how to create a Regata OS installation media using a USB flash drive.

1. Starting the installer and choosing the language

When Regata OS is started in Live USB mode, you will find a shortcut to the installer in the desktop or in the applications menu. When the installer starts, choose your language and click the Next button.

2. Disk partitioning

2.1 Automatic disk partitioning

The installer has ready-made options so you can install Regata OS without much effort. For example, if you want to install Regata OS alongside Windows or another operating system (such as Ubuntu), the installer will automatically configure the disk partitioning for you, using the Install alongside or Replace a partition options, such as you can see in the image below:

2.2 Manual disk partitioning

But if your plan is to erase the entire disk and install Regata OS, just choose the Erase disk option. However, it is also possible to manually configure the partitioning of the disk. To do this, just choose the Manual partitioning option and click the Next button to proceed with the configuration.

> For computers without UEFI support

If your computer does not support UEFI (ie with Legacy BIOS), just create the partition where Regata OS will be installed. You can use all free disk space and choose EXT4 file system. The mount point must be configured just as / (slash), indicating that it will be the system root, as in the image below:
With the disk partitioning properly configured and ready to receive the Regata OS, just proceed with the installation. When everything is finished, restart Regata OS on Live USB to start the post-installation, something that will be done with the system installed on the disk.

> For computers with UEFI support

If your computer supports UEFI (with the feature enabled in the BIOS), create a 1GB (1024 MiB) partition, select FAT32 as the filesystem, set /boot/efi as the mount point and choose boot, esp and hidden as the partition markers. You can see an example in the image below:
After that, create the partition where Regata OS will be installed. Now you can use all free disk space and choose EXT4 file system. The mount point must be configured just as / (slash), indicating that it will be the system root, as in the image below:
In the image below, you can check the basic configuration of disk partitioning to install Regata OS on computers with UEFI support — remember that choosing the automatic partitioning option "Erase disk", the configuration should also be exactly as in the image below.
With the disk partitioning properly configured and ready to receive the Regata OS, just proceed with the installation. When everything is finished, restart Regata OS on Live USB to start the post-installation, something that will be done with the system installed on the disk.

3. Post-installation: configure location, choose keyboard layout and create user account

Now there is no secret! This is when you choose the system language, your location, the keyboard layout and create the user account. After completing these settings, just restart the machine and your Regata OS will be ready.

Last Update: November 4, 2021