Raspberry Pi

How to Install MX Linux OS on Raspberry Pi

MX Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution that is designed for low-powered system like Raspberry Pi. It provides users with elegant desktop environment with high stability and speedy performance. The users can easily switch to multiple desktop environment, change themes, icons, use installed applications and more. Besides these features, it also includes two lightweight windows managers; Openbox and Flushbox as well as major applications from Raspberry Pi OS, such as Geany editor, Chromium, VLC media player and more.

To install MX Linux on Raspberry Pi, follow this guide.

Install MX Linux on Raspberry Pi

Before installing MX Linux OS on Raspberry Pi, ensure that you have fulfilled the below-mentioned


  • An SD Card
  • SD Card Reader

Once the SD card is formatted correctly, you can install MX Linux OS on Raspberry Pi from the below-given steps:

Step 1: The first step is to download an image of MX Linux OS, and for that click here and download the img.zip file on laptop or PC.

Step 2: Download and install balenaEtcher, as this is going to help us in flashing the image file onto the SD card.

Step 3: Now open the balenaEtcher application and click on the “Flash from file” button:

Step 4: Then select the MX Linux downloaded image, and click Open.

Step 5: After selecting the image file, now it is time to Select target, the target is the device with the card in it (card reader) or the USB drive.

Step 6: Now choose your device here, and hit the Select button at the bottom:

Step 7: Now finally you can flash the MX Linux img on to SD card by clicking on the Flash! button.

The flashing process will take some time, wait till it completes.

Step 8: Once you are done with all previous steps, then detach the SD card from the card reader to mount it to the device (Raspberry Pi) and power the device. You will see MX Linux OS desktop onto the screen.


To install MX Linux OS on Raspberry Pi, download the image file on laptop or PC. Then by using Balena Etcher flash the image of MX Linux onto the SD card. Once the image is copied/flashed onto the SD card then detach the SD card from the card reader and to mount it to Raspberry Pi. After that, you can use the operating system on your Raspberry Pi device.

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