Install Cyclop OS

A simple step-by-step guide to help you install Cyclop OS.

What do you need :

Three main things are essential to install the Cyclop Operating System and be able to use it perfectly on your computer :

  • A computer with the minimal System Requirements to install Cyclop OS.
  • A USB flash drive with at least 5GB to contain the ISO file.
  • An external hard drive or cloud storage for backup, to backup your files from the old operating system from where you are migrating.

Download Cyclop OS

If you haven't already downloaded your copy of Cyclop OS, you will need to get it from the Download page to proceed.

What do you need to do :

Go to the Download page, choose the version of Cyclop OS that you want, after that click the button Download and wait until it's done. Once it finished Keep the downloaded keep the Cyclop OS ISO file on your computer when following the next steps.

Back up your Data

We would recommend you to back up your important data and files to an external hard drive or cloud storage service. Installing a new operating system might overwrite your data.If you want to install Cyclop OS on dual boot with your current operating system this step might be optional, but those who have important files on their computers put them on a hard drive or cloud !

Create an Install Drive

In order to create an install drive for Cyclop OS you will need to flash the Cyclop OS ISO file on a USB drive, this step need an external software for making it easier. We will recommend you to use Balena Etcher

Download Balena Etcher

At this point :

You have the ISO file of Cyclop OS on your computer and you installed Balena Etcher, if it's not the case go back to the steps below.
Everything is done ? Alright, let's follow these next few steps to create an install drive:

  1. Insert the USB flash drive into your computer.

  2. Double-click on the balenaEtcher download file to run the app.

    • On Linux. If you downloaded the ".zip" file for balenaEtcher, you may need to right-click on the .zip file and select "Extract Here". Afterwards, please open the newly-extracted folder and double-click on the balenaEtcher ".AppImage" file to run the app.

  3. Press "Flash from file" to select the downloaded Cyclop OS ISO file on your computer. The file should normally be in your "Downloads" folder.

  4. Press "Select target" and choose the correct USB flash drive from the list.

  5. Press "Flash!" to begin writing Cyclop OS to the USB flash drive.

  6. After a few minutes, the USB flash drive will be ready for booting into Cyclop OS.

Boot from the install Drive

In order to install Cyclop OS, you must boot your computer from the USB Install Drive.

  1. Make sure the written USB Install Drive is plugged into your computer.

  2. Switch the computer on.

    • On a PC. Immediately upon startup, press the indicated key repeatedly to open the Boot Device Menu. If you are unsure which key to press, it is usually either Esc, Delete, F12, or another function key. From the Boot Device Menu, select the option with "USB" in its title to boot from the Install Drive.

    • On a Mac. Immediately upon startup, press and hold the Option key. Now, select the USB Install Drive as the boot drive. Sometimes the Install Drive might be incorrectly identified as "Windows", which is normal.

  3. Select the "Try or Install Cyclop OS" option from the Cyclop OS welcome menu

  4. While booting, Cyclop OS will check the USB Install Drive to ensure there aren't any defects on the filesystem. We would recommend you to not skip this check the first time you use the USB Install Drive. This helps prevent issues while installing Cyclop OS to your computer.

Install your new copy of Cyclop OS.

Complete the installation of your new copy of Cyclop OS.

  1. Follow the on-screen instructions to start the installation.

  2. When prompted, please connect to the Internet (if possible) in order to make sure all necessary software is downloaded during the installation process.

  3. You should reach a step titled "Installation type".

    • If you want to keep your current operating system installed alongside Cyclop OS. Select the "Install Cyclop alongside [your other operating system] " option and press "Next" to choose how much space to allocate to Cyclop OS.

    • If you only want to have Cyclop OS installed on your computer. Select the "Erase disk and install Cyclop" option and press "Install Now".

  4. Continue following the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Enjoy using Cyclop OS !