Should I perform updates?

In the past Vinux recommended users not to upgrade packages after installing Vinux unless they had a very good reason. We now recommend that when possible users perform updates on a regular basis. This will enable the Vinux team to update packages, and introduce new features or fixes.

This does not include upgrading to new Ubuntu versions, this will more than likely break the Vinux specific settings that make your system accessible.


Please ensure the integrity of your image by downloading the MD5 file as well.

The current supported release of Vinux is 5.0 based on Ubuntu Trusty 14.04.3, read the release announcement.


Vinux 5.0 i386 weighing in at 1.4GB

Vinux 5 I386 image

Vinux 5 I386 Torrent

MD5Sum: ca44281622246336ecdf9842f62383e5


Vinux 5.0 amd64 weighing in at 1.3GB

Vinux 5 AMD64 image

Vinux 5 AMD64 Torrent

MD5Sum: e94ef69b512c3ff57aa0210b1444f7e6


Old Vinux downloads.


Below, you can download tools to assist booting to USB via CD boot disks and previous releases of Vinux.

Please be aware that the previous Vinux releases referred to here no longer get updates from Ubuntu or Debian and are not officially supported by Vinux. That being said if you are happily using old releases and are not wanting to upgrade but would like help, there may be interested parties on our mailing list whom will help.


USB boot CD for older computers.


This CD is used when a computers bios does not support booting directly from a USB stick, or if you generally just want to boot from CD instead of USB to save enabling USB booting. Simply plug your pen drive in to the PC after burning the boot manager to a CD and restart your computer. When your pc restarts, press any key to boot from CD. Then, assuming CD booting is enabled and your pen drive is plugged in, the CD will boot Vinux from your USB drive.


Click here to download the boot CD.


Vinux downloads