SnackLinux is an ultra minimal Linux distribution, utilizing a recent 6.x kernel with BusyBox, musl and Bash. SnackLinux is built from scratch, with a footprint of less than 10MB. Go to the Downloads page to download the live ISO or Docker template, or check out the getting started page on how to set everything up.

The philosophy is to create a completely hackable Linux system, controllable by makefiles.

  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ Simple build instructions,
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ Standard GNU build utilitiess
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ Simple distribution of software.

The system installs to a local directory, anything in there is included in the final build. Imagine Linux From Scratch but with a lot less features.

SnackLinux runs a barebone kernel with downloadable extra kernel modules. Initially the project was created to run on old 486 CPUs with the latest software, so SnackLinux is optimized for size and low RAM.

SnackLinux runs on i486 and aarch64