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HandyLinux-1.8 (2015 01 17)

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Get HandyLinux

Note : ISO images of HandyLinux weight over 700M, which involves use of a DVD or USB. If your computer can not boot from a DVD or USB stick, try HandyLinuxLight.

Choose your version

HandyLinux is available in two versions : 486 & 686-pae.

  • The 486 version is planned for computers designed before 2005, with a processor not supporting the “pae” option.
  • The 686 version is planned for all modern computers (32 or 64 bits) designed after 2005.

HandyLinux is distributed as an ISO image available in live or installable.
To download HandyLinux ISO images, you have two possibilities :

Direct download

Simply click the link that suits you in the list below. You will be redirected to .
Your browser will prompt you to save the linked file (the HandyLinux ISO image)..

  • handylinux-1.8-486 for old computer (before 2005)
    md5 : da8e953b843077035902679c85177749
  • handylinux-1.8-686 for modern computer (after 2005)
    md5 : a453aace673495ed14a05b3b547d204a

Alternative download from our server (please, use it as second choice)

With a torrent client

HandyLinux 1.8 is available on linuxtracker. To download HandyLinux, click the link (486 or 686) to open the “.torrent” file with your favorite torrent client (transmission, vuze…) .

Burning HandyLinux on DVD

To burn HandyLinux on DVD, simply open your favorite burning software, give it the address of your handylinux-1.8-(486/686) downloaded iso, then start burning your DVD..

Note : If your computer can not boot from a DVD or USB stick, use HandyLinuxLight.

Copy HandyLinux on USB

WARNING the transfer process will erase all data on your USB media. Be sure to make a backup of your data

Note : If your computer can not boot from a DVD or USB stick, use HandyLinuxLight.

With USB Creator

If you use windows, you should test LinuxLive USB Creator to copy HandyLinux to your USB key.

:!: sorry about unetbootin or multisystem users/fan, but some of our users had some bugs with unetbootin/multisystem and handylinux.

With your terminal

This is the default method on a GNU/Linux system.
First, you must identify your USB key with this command :

ls -l /dev/disk/by-label

which gives you this kind of result :

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Oct 14 18:56 B4G -> ../../sdb1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Oct 13 18:32 debian -> ../../sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Oct 14 18:56 handylinux -> ../../sdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Oct 14 18:56 U3\x20System -> ../../sr1

Here, the USB key is identified as sdb with its partition sdb1. Note this sdb somewhere to not erase the wrong partition (your internal disk is usually identified as “sda”, don't select this one !!).
To act on ISO file, we need to go in Downloads folder (where it was downloaded) :

cd /home/$USER/Downloads

You can copy the HandyLinux ISO image with the “dd” command :

sudo dd if=handylinux-1.8-686.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M && sync

Transfert duration depends on your USB key and the I/O rate of your computer. Whole process could take 10 to 15 minutes without any activity in your terminal.
The prompt is back when the transfer ended. You can now reboot your computer and use HandyLinux in live or install HandyLinux on your computer.

Direct links

HandyLinux is available in two versions on main serveur :

  • 486 : for old computers < 2005
  • 686-pae : for modern computers > 2005

Testing & Installing

You can now use HandyLinux in live without risk for your existing system, or install HandyLinux on your computer (alone or side by side with another GNU/Linux or windows™ system).

download_handylinux.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/17 20:43 by arpinux