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title: Getting Started
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Crystal Linux is a brand new Arch Linux based distribution. It tries to be as friendly, powerful and easy to use as possible. Crystal Linux is currently in **beta**!

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## Installing Crystal Linux

### Preparation

You will need:

1. [The latest Crystal Linux ISO](/site/download)
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2. A flash drive with at least 2 GB of memory
3. A drive to install Crystal Linux to
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### On Linux / Gnome
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1. Right Click on the downloaded ISO
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![Right Click on the downloaded ISO](docs_images/installing/gnome/1.png)
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2. Select "Open With"
3. Choose "Disk Writer". You can also choose "Boxes" to try out Crystal in a virtual Machine
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![Choose "Disk Writer"](docs_images/installing/gnome/2.png)
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4. Select your flash drive, *double check it*, and hit "Start Restoring"
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![Select your flash drive](docs_images/installing/gnome/3.png)
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### Installing

Once you have flashed the ISO, plug in your flash drive into your computer and select it at boot.

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Welcome to Crystal Linux! Now follow the installer to finish your installation.
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![the welcome screen](docs_images/installing/welcome.png)