Configuring an new (old) PC for linux only
Hi Guys (& Ladies),
Looking for help in loading Linux in a newly built machine. First, a bit of background.
I recently built a PC for gaming. The redundant bits, case/mobo/athlonII/ 60GB SSD I used build a Linux machine. This has USB ports, a reformatted SSD, but no floppy, or cd, or dvd drives. Decided to use a memory stick as initial boot (I used a SD card in Rasp Pi which is similar). Copied software to USB using unetbootin found on this forum to 4GB USB stick with no problems.
Meanwhile, I did the necessary (RTFMs) in particular Debian Install for AMD64. It seemed simple enough, just like Win7 on DVD a few months before but now on stick.
OK, I configured the PC to boot from Cruizer stick and disabled all other sources. Connected to internet via cable to router. Switched off, inserted stick, and switched on again. Great activity! After a couple of hours watching and waiting for the indicator bar to exceed 30% decided to re-read the manua; to speed things up. After five hours and still not 50% and dinner waiting I aborted.
In review, I omitted to connect the SSD to SATA; this seems to dictate whether boot displays ‘Cruizer’ or ‘Removable device’. Should it have been connected? This is my dicotomy: one is to down load all onto stick then copy over to SSD. Or, twoshould I have copied initially from stick to SSD and then download to SSD. And, what about partitioning?
Any guidance gratefully accepted.