Written by Alex Taylor | 11/26/2023

How to install latest MX Linux 23.1 Libretto


  • Visit the MX Linux Website:

  • Downloading the Installation File:

    • Once you're on the MX Linux site, look for the 'Download' section and click on it.
  • Selecting the Version:

    • You will see different versions of MX Linux available for download. For a system that supports 64-bit, you could select the MX-23.1_x64 "ahs" version. This version is built from Debian 12 "bookworm" and includes additional hardware support (drivers) from MX repositories​.

  • Downloading the ISO Image:

    • Click on the version you want to download and the .iso image file will start downloading.
  • Preparing the Installation Media:

    • After the download is complete, you need to create a bootable installation media. You can either burn the .iso image to a CD-ROM or write it to a USB drive using a suitable program like Rufus or Etcher.
  • Boot from Installation Media:

    • Insert the CD-ROM or USB drive into the system where you want to install MX Linux. Restart the system and press the key to enter the boot menu (often F12, F2, or ESC, depending on the system). Select to boot from the USB/CD-ROM.
  • Beginning the Installation:

    • Once you boot from the installation media, you'll be presented with the MX Linux boot menu. You can usually press Enter to start the process​
    1. Follow the Installation Process:
      The MX Linux installer will guide you through the process. You can change the keyboard layout if needed and then proceed with the on-screen instructions to partition your disk, set up user accounts, and install the system.

    2. Finalizing Installation:After the installation is complete, remove the installation media and reboot your system. MX Linux should boot up, and you can begin using your new operating system.

    Remember, it's always recommended to back up any important data before you begin the installation process. The installation process should be efficient and easy to follow, and MX Linux provides a friendly installer to help you through the process.