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Current release: MX-16.1

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

  • MX-16.1_386, containing two 32 bit kernels.
    • PAE, for most recent systems
    • non-PAE, for older systems that don't support PAE
  • MX-16.1_x64, with a single 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

74091efab27b729459e2610f461877d7 MX-16.1_386.iso
72771047cf665e0d8f136d90f67d2af4 MX-16.1_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. If you are in doubt about whether you need non-PAE, please see this page. The non-PAE kernel is exactly the same as the PAE one with one exception: it uses a 586 kernel instead of the 686 one. Note that the non-pae i386 kernel does not support SMP.
  3. Need installation help? See the Users Manual.
  4. If you want to create a USB on a Windows base, we suggest you use Rufus, which supports our bootloader. If on a Linux base, be sure to upgrade unetbootin, syslinux, and extlinux to the most recent versions.
  5. 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.
  6. The ISOs are accompanied now with a zsync file; consult the Wiki on use.
  7. 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-16_386.iso of=/dev/sde && sync
      and this one for the 64 bit one:
      dd bs=4M if=MX-16_x64.iso of=/dev/sde && sync
      Make sure to change the identifier of your USB stick if necessary (e.g., sde to sdb).