Once you have created or otherwise received an Endless USB Stick, you can follow the instructions below to boot it on your PC.
In order to do this, you must interrupt the boot process of your PC, and access a menu interface presented by the BIOS or System Firmware.
Note that your PC may not correspond exactly to the screenshots shown below; different PCs will present these menus with some variation.
Insert the Endless USB Stick into a your computer before your proceed.
If your computer supports booting from USB, you can often choose the device to start up your computer from a menu just after the computer turns on. Typically the first screen will display a message telling you which key to press to enter the boot menu or choose a different startup device.
This key might Esc, F10, F12, or similar. Press this key to enter the boot menu when your computer is booting. Select the entry matching your USB disk and press Enter to start up Endless. The menu on your computer may show the brand name of your USB disk, “Removable drive”, “USB media”, “USB hard disk” or “USB-HDD”.
When you select the right option, your computer will now boot into Endless OS.
If your computer doesn’t have a menu to choose the startup device, you will need to change the order of startup devices in the BIOS or firmware settings. To do this, when your computer starts up, watch for a message telling you which key to press to enter setup. It will usually be something like F1, F2, F9, F10, Del or Esc.
Press this key while your computer is booting to edit your BIOS settings. Use the arrow keys to find the setting marked "Boot", “Start up” or “Boot order” and find the entry for “removable drive”, “USB media” or "DVD drive". Move this to the top of the list to make the computer attempt to boot from the USB device or DVD drive before booting from the hard disk.
Above, you can see a number of boot options. Press Enter in Boot Option #1. A menu will appear for you to choose between the hard drive of your computer and the USB device with Endless OS. Select with the arrow keys the USB device and press Enter.
You now need to save your changes. This is often done by pressing a key such as F10, or by navigating through the menu to the "Save and Exit" screen.
Finally, the computer will reboot from the USB stick.