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Hedgehog Linux

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Sensor installation

Image boot options

The Hedgehog Linux installation image, when provided on an optical disc, USB thumb drive, or other removable medium, can be used to install or reinstall the sensor software.

Sensor installation image boot menu

The boot menu of the sensor installer image provides several options:


The sensor installer is designed to require as little user input as possible. For this reason, there are NO user prompts or confirmations about partitioning and reformatting hard disks for use by the sensor. The installer assumes all non-removable storage media (eg., SSD, HDD, NVMe, etc.) are available for use and β›”πŸ†˜πŸ˜­πŸ’€ will partition and format them without warning πŸ’€πŸ˜­πŸ†˜β›”.

The installer will ask for a few pieces of information prior to installing the sensor operating system:

Each of these passwords must be entered twice to ensure they were entered correctly.

Example of the installer's password prompt

After the passwords have been entered, the installer will proceed to format the system drive and install Hedgehog Linux.

Installer progress

At the end of the installation process, the installer will prompt users with few self-explanatory yes/no questions:

Following these prompts, the installer will reboot and Hedgehog Linux will boot.