Chapter 2. Download and Install the Linutop OS Free

Table of Contents
How to install the ISO image on a bootable CD
How to install the image to create a bootable USB or SD
How to install NOOBS image on an SD card for Raspberry Pi
How to install SD image or NOOBS in a Raspberry Pi compute module

The Free system is provided under three forms:

  • ISO image for CD-ROM for PC
  • USB image to be installed on USB key, hard drive or flash memory for PC
  • SD image to be installed on SD card for Rapsberry Pi
  • NOOBS image to be copyed on SD card for Rapsberry Pi

Linutop OS Free can be downloaded on Linutop.com download page.

How to install the ISO image on a bootable CD

The ISO image needs to be burnt on a blank CD-ROM.

To burn the image on Windows™, download InfraRecorder and install it. Insert a blank writable CD-ROM and start InfraRecorder. Click on the Write Image button, select the Linutop .iso file and click OK.

On Linux, tools such as Brasero, K3B or wodim can burn the ISO image on CD-ROM.

Reboot your computer with the CD-ROM in the tray. The system will be run from your CDROM drive. Nothing will be written on your hard drive.