Finnix is a self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution ("LiveCD") for system administrators, based on Debian testing. You can mount and manipulate hard drives and partitions, monitor networks, rebuild boot records, install other operating systems, and much more. Finnix includes the latest technology for system administrators, with Linux kernel 2.6, LVM2, encrypted partitions, etc. And above all, Finnix is small; currently the entire distribution is over 300MB, but is dynamically compressed into a bootable image under 100MB. Finnix is not intended for the average desktop user, and does not include any desktops, productivity tools, or sound support, in order to keep distribution size low.
Finnix is freely distributable under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Explore the Site
To your left, you will notice a menu of major sections of the Finnix section. This sidebar is available on every page, but to get you started, here is a description of each major section.
- Download the latest version of Finnix.
- Screenshots are available for many Finnix releases.
- Need Help? Known issues and general support is available on this page.
- Finnix is available for several Architectures, including x86, PowerPC, User Mode Linux, and Xen.
- Every good website needs a Frequently Asked Questions section. This site is no exception.
- Finnix has a long and colorful (well, long anyways) Project History.
- And of course, who can resist shiny Merchandise?
Edit the Site
If this is your first visit to a wiki, welcome to The Internet, I'll give you the tour. Some pages (such as this one) are protected against vandalism, but many (mostly under the Help section) are freely-editable. Users are encouraged to add as much relevant information as they can to help other users with Finnix. Please browse through the MediaWiki User's Guide, then simply click "Edit" on a page.