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MX 17.1

Current release: MX-17.1

Two different ISOs are available (see installation notes at bottom of page).

  • MX-17.1_386, containing a 32 bit PAE kernel.
  • MX-17.1_x64, with a 64 bit kernel.

The ISOs can be downloaded as an original release or monthly update

Original Release

The original release can be obtained by direct download or torrent. Torrents are fast, and their use reduces the load on the servers.

Mirrors Torrents

Snapshots and respins

431468ed272ab724cadc256f8f68d017 MX-17.1_386.iso
54619bb7ea08a9dae047580b559cc678 MX-17.1_x64.iso

Monthly update/upgrade

Monthly ISOs are created from the original Final release using MX Snapshot. They include all upgrades since the original, and thus reduce downloading updates after creating a new installation. They also enable users to run Live with the most recent version of the programs.



High-quality media preloaded with the latest original release can be obtained from OSDisk.


  1. Please use the server closest to your location for direct download. It may take a while for a new release to upload and propagate to the mirrors completely.
  2. Need installation help? See Section 2.5 of the Users Manual.
  3. If you want to create a USB on a Windows base, we suggest you use Rufus, which supports our bootloader.
  4. As of March 16, 2016, all ISOs have been signed by the Core Developer to give users an extra level of security; see the Wiki for details on how to use.
  5. The ISOs are accompanied now with a zsync file; consult the Wiki on use.
  6. Troubleshooting
    • If your USB starts but leaves you with an error message: "gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image" you need to type the word live at the prompt in the next line in order to boot. Reformatting the USB and reinstalling the ISO should remove the error. If not, try a different USB.
    • If the graphic USB creators fail, use one of the command line options below. Let us assume your USB is identified as sde, then copy and paste this line for the 32 bit kernels:
      dd bs=4M if=MX-17_386.iso of=/dev/sde && sync
      and this one for the 64 bit one:
      dd bs=4M if=MX-17_x64.iso of=/dev/sde && sync
      Make sure to change the identifier of your USB stick if necessary (e.g., sde to sdb).