Quick start

Quick start

Download the latest ISO and boot into SnackLinux either in a virtual machine or on physical hardware. Currently, SnackLinux is x86_64 only.

Docker templates are available here. See the Docker page for more information.

SnackLinux supports most generic hardware.


To set up networking, you can either use a static IP

ifconfig eth0 netmask
route add default gw 

or use udhcpc for DHCP. Run fbpkg update to update the latest packages list and to check if the network is up.


Install dropbear via fbpkg by running fbpkg install dropbear Then set up the keys:

mkdir /etc/dropbear && cd /etc/dropbear
dropbearkey -t rsa -f dropbear_rsa_host_key
dropbearkey -t ecdsa -f dropbear_ecdsa_host_key

Now run dropbear to start the dropbear SSH server.


To see the available packages, run fbpkg search mypackage.

Use fbpkg install <package> or fbpkg remove <package> for installation and removal. Run fbpkg –help for more information.


For compiling C/C++, install the essential tools:

 fbpkg install gcc
 fbpkg install make
 fbpkg install binutils
 fbpkg install m4

For Nim, see the Nim language page