Documentation for recent versions (Linutop OS V4) is available on

Other distributions

From LinutopWiki


Ubuntu & Xubuntu

Go to the Xubuntu page for more information.


You can buy a Mandriva Flash Key.


Installed Slackware 11.0 on linutop 2 via pxe boot onto a USB key. It booted fine but failed to mount the root filesystem because /dev/sda1 didn't exist because the USB drive wasn't recognised in time. It worked successfully when I placed the root filesystem on /dev/hda2 and tweaked lilo accordingly. This was a minimal install only - just series a packages.

I installed Slackware 12.0 on a USB key using my laptop and then plugged the key into the linutop 2 and it worked perfectly. I installed series a packages plus stuff from ap, l and n to give me a nice a LAMP web server. Uses just under 400 Mb of disk space and idles at 6W!


See the DSL page.

2X ThinClientOS

Needs testing from devs at linutop but should work out of the box.

Official website


Debian GNU/Linux etch (file server)

Puppy Linux

Puppy Linux is a Linux distribution that has the characteristic that it loads totally into RAM.

Official website : Puppy Linux

How to obtain and install flash-puppy