Go to security > secure Boot and disable secure boot in BIOS settings.
Make sure that SATA controller is set to AHCI mode in BIOS settings.
If your firmware supports UEFI then set your BIOS settings to UEFI only.
Create a bootable USB using DD/Etcher/Ventoy, if using Rufus make sure to use DD mode to flash the iso to usb.
From the firmware menu boot to usb drive while in UEFI or BIOS mode:
You might see separate commands for the same device. For example, you might see UEFI USB Drive and BIOS USB drive. Each command uses the same device and media but boots the PC in a different firmware mode. We recommend to boot drive in UEFI mode if listed.
After booting live media start the installer and choose 'Erase Entire Disk' in the Calamares Installer.
We do not support dual booting as it can lead to many potential problems regarding peripherals such as Wifi & Bluetooth not working. It might also cause the system to be unbootable after other operating system updates and overwrites Garudas bootloader.
Our distro is optimized for performance on real hardware. Installing in virtual machines is not recommended as it might result in a bad experience!
We sacrifice extra RAM to improve the responsiveness of the system.
We believe in the principle "unused RAM is wasted RAM".
The Gaming edition has the same tweaks and looks as the regular dr460nized edition. It comes preinstalled with lot of software that a linux gamer might need.
Steam, Heroic Games Launcher, itch, Lutris, Minigalaxy, Gamehub,
WINE, Boxtron, Proton GE custom, DXVK,
GOverlay, ReplaySorcery, SteamTinkerLaunch, MangoHud, Gamemode and vkBasalt
CoreCtrl, DisplayCAL, NoiseTorch, OBS Studio, KeyboardVisualizer, OpenRGB, FancontrolGUI and Piper
Retroarch (with all cores)
Virt-manager (a frontent for QEMU/KVM and libvirt)
0ad (RTS game), aisleriot (card game), kmahjongg, Knights (chess game), mari0, Minetest (block building game), SuperTux, SuperTuxKart (kart racing game), Extreme Tux Racer, Teeworlds, Kapman (pacman clone), Xonotic (FPS) and Hedgewars (turn based artillery game)
Dragonized BlackArch Edition
What is BlackArch ?
BlackArch is a penetration testing distribution based on Arch Linux that provides a large amount of cyber security tools. It is an open-source distro created specially for penetration testers and security researchers. The repository contains more than 2600 tools that can be installed individually or in groups. This edition is the regular dr460nized edition with BlackArch repo on top & a selection of commonly used tools preinstalled.
Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly.
Xfce is well known for being a rock-solid & stable desktop environment.
i3-wm is a lightweight window manager that is operated exclusively with the keyboard. Our version has a simple and easy configuration with LXappearance to handle GTK themes. We do ship the configuration with an easy cheat sheet to get
you started. Due to its light resources, it has a really small memory footprint.
Garuda Sway edition ships with a completed configuration with easy to use keybindings and a cheat-sheet to help you get started. Following the Nord color scheme it is both good to look at and just as fast utilising the best of Wayland native alternatives to offer a seamless transition to the Wayland Compositor.
Garuda Linux Barebones is made for users who do not want extra software and functionalities and complain about bloat. It contains only the bare minimum of packages needed to get started. (You are on your own, we dont provide any support
for Barebones editions!)