Once you have an USB flash drive (or other suitable media) containing ArkOS, you can boot your machine with that drive and then install ArkOS to more permenant media.
This can be acheived through the
/usr/bin/arkos-install script. This script will copy
ArkOS from one media (your installation drive) to a destination media, and then resize
partitions such that the persistent filesystem uses most of your disk.
~/ark$ sudo arkos-install /dev/vda /dev/vdb
NoticeThis is a destructive act – all data on
/dev/vdb(in the example above) will be lost.
For advanced users who are using UEFI and don’t want to overwrite their EFI system partition,
it’s possible to boot ArkOS using refind. The kernel contains the initramfs, so you just need
to install an ext4 driver, find the
arkos-image partition, and then boot the
kernel. The initramfs should take care of everything else.