Uruk GNU/Linux Setup


Uruk GNU/Linux comes with two main editions:

  1. Uruk GNU/Linux MATE edition: which Mate is it's default desktop environment, and it's compatibile with screen reader and accessibility.
  2. Uruk GNU/Linux XFCE edition: which XFCE  is it's default desktop environment, but it's not compatibile with screen reader and accessibility.

Each edition came with two architectures:

  • 32-bit: compatible with all PCs from Pentium Pro onwards, including 64 bit ones.
  • 64-bit: when compatible, works faster and allows the use of more RAM.

Download the distro ISO

  1. Go to the distro's official website.
  2. Scroll down to the download section.
  3. Select one of the available mirrors.
  4. Choose the compatible arch and the prefered DE (for now, there are only Mate and XFCE available).

Verify the ISO image

We recommend you to verify the ISO image file after downloading it to ensure that is not corrupted or tampered with.

To do that, you should download the md5sum file beside the selected version and arch.

GNU/Linux and Mac

Open your terminal and use cd command to go to where you have downloaded the distro's image file, then execute:

md5sum -c YOUR_ISO_IMAGE_FILE.iso.md5

Replace Your_ISO_IMAGE_FILE.iso.md5 with the name of the md5sum file that you have downloaded.

If all went well, then you should receive the following output:


Make sure that the md5sum file is in the same directory where the ISO image has been downloaded.

In Mac OS systems, just replace md5sum command with md5 command.


Open the md5sum file you have downladed with the text editor and copy the md5 code to your clipboard.

Open your command prompt and execute:

certUtil -hashfile ISO MD5

Where ISO is the distro's image file and the MD5 is the md5 code that you got from the md5sum file.

Burning ISO image file:

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Start the Live CD and Install Uruk GNU/Linux

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