Last update :
HandyLinux-2.5 (2016/11/06)

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.

Note about version

HandyLinux includes two versions : i386 & amd64.

  • i386 release includes 2 kernels :
    • The 586 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.
  • amd64 release is planned for all modern computers supporting the 64bits technology.

How to use it ? Which version to chose ?
When in doubt, take the i386 release: the installer runs on the 586 kernel (will work on all machines) and automatic detection eliminates unnecessary kernel after installation without your intervention.

Handylinux is a distribution beginners-oriented who generally do not need a amd64 release. However, a part of our community has requested for over a year. The arrival of new contributors and the work on tools simplification now enables us to deliver an amd64 release.

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

Direct download

Thanks to TuxFamily for hosting our isos.

Your browser will prompt you to save the linked file (the HandyLinux ISO image).

HandyLinux i386

if the main server is unavaiable, you can use the secondary server or the third server.

md5sum for verification i386 : 9c15657aa7032f826e6905240105528c

HandyLinux amd64

if the main server is unavaiable, you can use the secondary server or the third server.

md5sum for verification amd64 : 8fc0d05a38f78460d698c8f4e9dcbdfe

With a torrent client

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

Md5sum check

The calculation of the “md5sum” is a way to check the integrity of a file. It can be used for any type of data, but it is particularly useful when downloading an ISO image.

Md5sum on GNU/Linux

The md5 check tool is integrated by default in almost all GNU/Linux distributions.
To check the md5sum of a file, simply run the command with the path of the file to check.
On handylinux (that works with the XFCE desktop) and on most distributions, open a terminal (right-click the folder where the ISO image to check then “open a terminal here”) and run this command:

md5sum handylinux-2.5-amd64.iso

which will give you a result like this (compare the md5sum given by the download site):

8fc0d05a38f78460d698c8f4e9dcbdfe handylinux-2.5-amd64.iso 

Md5sum under windows®


Md5sum under mac®


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 or RUFUS

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

A little bug with lili: an error message is displayed about “HandyLinux not recognize”, but chose “Other Linux” and the installation process goes well.
:!: 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 :

sudo blkid

which gives you this kind of result :

/dev/sda1: LABEL="system" UUID="3d378712-1b6e-4f66-b9e8-2a6673c62199" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sdb1: UUID="F9B8-E691" TYPE="vfat"

Here, the USB key is identified as UUID=“F9B8-E691”, in “vfat” system formated, with its partition sdb1. Note this sdb1 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. Take care to type sdb and not sdb1 as only the disk count, not the partition and change the version number of handylinux-xx.iso to the one you have:

sudo dd if=handylinux-xx.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

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).

en/download.txt · Dernière modification: 2016/06/11 14:49 par starsheep