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 The Advanced Installer was forked from the Remastersys Installer a few years ago, to provide a lightweight system installer. The Advanced Installer was forked from the Remastersys Installer a few years ago, to provide a lightweight system installer.
  
-The Advanced Installer is preinstalled as default, alongside the main (default) Sparky Installer (aka '[[live_installer|live-installer]]') to provide:+The Advanced Installer is preinstalled as default, alongside the default [[calamares|Calamares]] installer, and provides:
  
-1. A backup installer to the main one;+**1**. A backup installer to the main one;
  
-2. A lightweight installer to older machines, which can't run the Python based 'live-installer';+**2**. A lightweight installer to older machines, which can't run main installer;
  
-3. An additional funcionality ​which let you install one of many desktops of your choice ([[minimal|MinimalISO]] only);+**3**Additional functionality ​which let you install one of many desktops of your choice ([[minimal|MinimalISO]] only);
  
-It works in two modes of your choice:+====Two Install Modes====
  
-1. Graphical ​mode, the Yad based - runs from system'​s menu-> System-> Sparky (Advanced) Installer+1. **Graphical ​Mode**, the Yad based - runs from system'​s menu-> System-> Sparky (Advanced) Installer
  
 or via the command line: or via the command line:
  
 +   sudo sparky-installer gui
 +or
    sudo sparkylinux-installer gui    sudo sparkylinux-installer gui
  
-2. Text mode, the Dialog based, runs via the command:+2. **Text Mode**, the Dialog based, runs via the command:
  
 +   sudo sparky-installer
 +or
    sudo sparkylinux-installer    sudo sparkylinux-installer
  
-Make sure that the Advanced Installer ​needs a little more your attention than the Live Installer.+====The ​Advanced Installer====
  
-1.The first Advanced Installer window asks you about confirming ​your decision - do you like to install ​Sparky ​or not.+1.The first Advanced Installer window asks for confirmation of your decision - install ​yes or no.
  
 {{:​minimal1.png?​200|The first GUI window}} {{:​minimal1.png?​200|The first GUI window}}
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 {{:​minimal1a.png?​200|The first Dialog window}} {{:​minimal1a.png?​200|The first Dialog window}}
  
-2. The Installer installs the live system with en_US locales as default. To change it, choose ***Yes***.+2. The live system ​is installed ​with en_US locales as default. To change it, choose ***Yes***.
  
 {{:​minimal2.png?​200|Choose your locale}} {{:​minimal2.png?​200|Choose your locale}}
  
-3. Now, you have to choose a disk (hard or flash) to install the system too.+3. Now, you need to choose a disk (hard or flash) to install the system too.
  
 {{:​minimal3.png?​200|Choose a disk}} {{:​minimal3.png?​200|Choose a disk}}
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 {{:​minimal4.png?​200|Choose a disk}} {{:​minimal4.png?​200|Choose a disk}}
  
-4. After choosing a disk, you can divide/​split existing partitions. ​make sure you need at least:+4. After choosing a disk, you can divide/​split existing partitions. ​You need at least:
  
 - one **root** partition for system files (10-20 GB about) - one **root** partition for system files (10-20 GB about)
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 {{:​minimal5a.png?​200|GParted}} {{:​minimal5a.png?​200|GParted}}
  
-- one **home** partition for your private ​files (optional)+You can select an optional ​**home** partition for your personal ​files.
  
 **Important !** **Important !**
  
 <WRAP center info 100%> <WRAP center info 100%>
-If you would like to set a home directory (the next step) on separated, shared partition, **DO NOT** use the same **user ​nick name** as already exist in the other Linux distribution you will be sharing the home directory with. If you deleted other Linux distribution before and there still exist your old home directory - **DO NOT** use the same nick name as you had before.+If you would like to set a home directory (the next step) on separated, shared partition, **DO NOT** use the same **user name** as used in anther ​Linux distribution you might be sharing the home directory with. If you deleted other Linux distribution before and there still exist your old home directory - **DO NOT** use the same user name as you had before.
  
-The new nick name **has to be different ​the before** so the home directory will get different name, so it will evoid problems after the first hard drive booting.+The new user name **has to be different ​than before** so the home directory will get different name, and that will avoid problems after the first boot.
 </​WRAP>​ </​WRAP>​
  
-If you are not sure about the partitioning process, read [[partitioning|Disk ​partitioning guide]]. +If you are not sure about the partitioning process, read the [[partitioning|Disk ​Partitioning Guide]]. 
  
-5. After disk partitioning ​to be finished, choose ​your partition for ***efi.image*** to be installed ​to (EFI machines only). If the partition already ​exist on your machine (other operating system/​systems already installed), don't format it, just use it.+5. After disk partitioning ​is finished, choose ​the partition for ***efi.image*** to be installed ​into (EFI machines only). If the partition already ​exists ​on your machine (other operating system/​systems already installed), don't format it, just use it.
  
 {{:​minimal6a.png?​200|Choose EFI partition}} ​ {{:​minimal6a.png?​200|Choose EFI partition}} ​
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 {{:​minimal7.png?​200|Choose root partition}} {{:​minimal7.png?​200|Choose root partition}}
  
-Than choose other partitions if any (home, boot, proc, media, etc.)+Then choose other partitions if any (home, boot, proc, media, etc.)
  
-8. Choose a file system to be used to the **root** partition (ext4 prefered).+8. Choose a file system to be used to the **root** partition (ext4 preferred).
  
 {{:​minimal8.png?​200|File system of root partition}} {{:​minimal8.png?​200|File system of root partition}}
  
-9. Choose your **home** partition if you have a one. If not, the home folder ​will be installed inside the **root** partition.+9. Choose your **home** partition if you're using a one. If not, the home directory ​will be installed inside the **root** partition.
  
 {{:​minimal9.png?​200|Choose home partition}} {{:​minimal9.png?​200|Choose home partition}}
  
-10. Type informations ​about your account and the machine:+10. Enter information ​about your account and the machine:
  
   * root (admin) password (twice)   * root (admin) password (twice)
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 {{:​minimal10.png?​200|Personal settings}} {{:​minimal10.png?​200|Personal settings}}
  
-11. Choose a place to install GRUB bootloader to:+11. Choose a place to install ​the GRUB bootloader to:
  
   * Master Boot Record (MBR) - it's a main record displayed as '/​dev/​sda'​ or '/​dev/​sdb',​ if you have more than one hard disk - recommended to install GRUB to   * Master Boot Record (MBR) - it's a main record displayed as '/​dev/​sda'​ or '/​dev/​sdb',​ if you have more than one hard disk - recommended to install GRUB to
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   * no grub - do not install GRUB at all - for advanced users   * no grub - do not install GRUB at all - for advanced users
  
-12+{{:​minimal11.png?​200|GRUB installation}}
  
 +12. Set your time zone.
  
-In progress...+{{:​minimal12.png?​200|Time zone}}
  
 +{{:​minimal13.png?​200|Time zone}}
 +
 +13. Verify your settings and let the installer copy the system files to your drive.
 +
 +{{:​minimal14.png?​200|Verification}}
 +
 +{{:​minimal15.png?​200|Coping files}}
 +
 +====Choose A Desktop Environment and/or Window Manager====
 +
 +Running the Advanced installer on Sparky MinimalGUI or MinimalCLI iso image, you can choose a desktop environment/​window manager to be installed. If you choose a desktop other than the drfault, the installer will use the latest versions of Sparky'​s desktop related packages - active internet connection required! ​
 +
 +{{:​minimal16.png?​200|Desktop'​s option}}
 +
 +{{:​minimal17.png?​200|Choose a desktop}}
 +
 +You can also choose a web browser to be installed too.
 +
 +{{:​minimal18.png?​200|Choose a web browser}}
 +
 +The installer asks for confermation - type: **y**
 +
 +{{:​minimal19.png?​200|New desktop installation}}
 +
 +After finishing all the operations, turn off your machine, remove the live media and enjoy SparkyLinux.
 +
 +{{:​minimal20.png?​200|Installation finished}}
 +
 +<WRAP center box 75%>
 +|[[install|<​--- System Installation]] ​ |  [[start|^ Wiki Start Page ^]]  |
 +</​WRAP>​
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