For those who may want to try ENIGMA or LINUX, but don't want to use a VM(Virtual Machine), you can do so by installing it on a USB drive using this great software I came across named Universal USB Installer. I recommend using a 8GB or more one as i've recently tested one such drive. A 128Gb one is ideal for updates, creating your projects and copying resources over for use.
To create your USB, I refer you to this article here
, where it instructs you on how to create such a device. Linux is not the only OS you can use, however. You can choose, Fedora, Arch, CentOS, Windows, Android, Cloning/REcovery Tools, Antivirus Rescue Tools, Security/Penetrating Tools and many others.
The one I created was Xubuntu, as I was using a 8Gb Sandisk USB drive. The one feature that sets it apart from others I've used before, like Etcher, Rufus etc, is the 'Persistence' setting, where you set how much of the drive space to use for storage. On mine, I created a 3Gb one, which after installing ENIGMA has 690MB free.
The instructions are simple. Choose what distro you want to install. Don't have the ISO? No problem. It directs you to the download link. Select the USB drive. You can format it as NTFS or Fat32. I recommend using Fat32 as it is more generic. I've had experiences where some computers Bios have trouble reading NTFS formatted USB drives.
Depending on your USB size it will take some time, but it is definitely worth the effort. After your USB is configured and gone through the process, it just a matter of plugging it into the computer USB port and starting up the computer.
When the boot menu appears, choose the option to try the OS.
When the desktop is up, make sure the network is working, open up the browser and go to ENIGMA's website.
Depending on the type of OS, you've chosen follow those instructions. If you choose a LINUX type distribution and is new to LINUX, dont panic. Its very easy to install ENIGMA.LINUX users
- Open the app named Terminal. It is very similar to Windows command prompt and will normally be in the Accessories submenu.
- Next open up your browser and go to the enigma-dev.org website. (Some installations would have an icon on your desktop. if there is none, go to the Internet sub-menu. Note: the link carries you directly to the Linux installation page)
- Select and copy all the text in the code.
- Next we are going to paste the text into a script. Open the File Manager by clicking on the Computer icon on the desktop. If there isn't one, then you should find it in the Accessories sub-menu. With the Home Folder selected, go the right side of the panel, right-click and choose Create New....Empty File. Give it the name 'setup_Enigma.sh'. Double click on that file and paste the contents you copied.
- Next we have to make the file executable. Right-click on the file, choose Properties. Go to the Permissions tab and select 'make this file executable'.
- With the Terminal window, you should be able to drag the file over into the Terminal window. If not then copy the file and paste it into the Terminal. You should see the path and name of the file at the prompt.
- All that's left now is hit Enter in the Terminal Window. If all goes well, you should see a new folder in the File Manager named enigma-dev.
- In that folder, double-click on the file named "start.sh'
- in the Terminal window, type "./start.sh"
Hope you've found this useful! Any other questions, check me out on the Discord channel or ask away here in the forums.