Nitrux Linux distro is an open source Operating System build on Debian. This OS is extremely customizable and it comes with  KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment making it easier, usable, realistic and attractive in order to gratify large number of demands and use cases. In this article we cover Nitrux Linux step by step with screenshots installation on Physical server, VirtualBox and KVM.

Why Nitrux!

Nitrux Linux distribution is a versatile OS that has excellence in its territory and it has the following uses;

  • Internet surfing.
  • Gaming.
  • Chatting
  • Doing mails.
  • Listening to music.
  • Word processing.
  • Watching movies.
  • Creating beautiful content.
  • Editing photos.
  • Spreadsheets.

Generally with Nitrux OS you can do all computer related work.

System Requirements

For successful installation of Nitrux Linux distribution, here are system requirements;

CPU2.5 GHz dual core (64 bit)2.66 GHz Quad core (64 bit)
Screen Resolution32 MB VRAM, OpenGL 2.1 Support256 MB VRAM, OpenGL 3.0 Support
Storage5 GB20 GB
Installation MediumCD/DVD or USBCD/DVD or USB
Internet ConnectionEternet RJ45 PortEternet RJ45 Port, Wireless Card

If your system meet the above requirements, proceed with the installation otherwise upgrade your system.

Step 1: Download Nitrux Linux ISO image

Visit Nitrux Linux Download Page and download Nitrux OS. It has two main official editions, Nitrux 1.4.1 – 2021.05.28 (amd64) and Nitrux – Minimal 1.4.1 – 2021.05.28 (amd64) for minimal installation and it comes with i3 and xterm only.

Using wget command we are going to download Nitrux 1.4.1 – 2021.05.28 (amd64) with sourceforge or torrent for our installation.

$ wget

$ wget

Step 2a: Create Bootable USB Stick for Physical Machine Installation

After you have downloaded an ISO image, burn it to USB stick using dd command for the installation on Desktops and Laptops. Using lsblk command check the available USB stick on your system.

#Identify USB stick
$ lsblk

#Burn Nitrux Linux OS to USB stick
$ sudo dd bs=4M if=./nitrux-release-amd64_2021.05.01.iso of=/dev/sdx status=progress oflag=sync

We obtain the following in the above command;

  • The ISO image location in the system i.e /home/Jerem/Downloads/nitrux-release-amd64_2021.05.01.iso is equivalent to ./nitrux-release-amd64_2021.05.01.iso.
  • The path to USB stick as shown by lsblk command is equivalent to /dev/sdx.

We use rufus and Etcher for Windows and Mac Operating Systems.

Step 2b: Create Nitrux Linux VM – In Virtualized Environment

Here we are are going to create Virtual Machine for virtualized environments like KVM and VirtualBox with the help of hardware specifications depending on the purpose of the operating system.


i. Click the VM icon to create a new Virtual Machine. Select the first option (local install media) and click forward.

ii. Now navigate to your image location in your system and click forward.

iii. Assign Memory and CPUs click forward.

iv. As per the system requirements, assign enough storage space.

v.  You can now check the requirements provided above and click Finish.


When creating new VM, type your favorite name i.e Nitrux Linux and choose Linux for operating system type and Debian (64-bit) for Version.

After you finish creating VM template click on “Nitrux Linux VM” settings.

Under Storage Devices, click the Disc Plus sign (+) in Storage section.

By clicking “Add“, we will plot Nitrux Linux ISO image.

Choose Nitrux Linux ISO image location and click “ok” button to save the settings.

Step 3: Install Nitrux Linux on Physical machine | KVM | VirtualBox

After we finish allocating the required resources in our Virtual Machine, we can now start in order to run our installation. For the physical machine insert the USB drive to your system and thereafter recast the boot options to start booting.

Nitrux Linus OS selection

Here we can choose the first option and press ENTER.

Nitrux Linux OS welcome page.

After the welcome page, we are prompted with installation page. Here click on “Install Nitrux” button.

Next, we select our preferred language.

Click next after selecting the language.


Select your Region and Zone accordingly and click next.


Select your preferred keyboard and click next.


You can either do partition manually or select the first option for the system to be installed in current partition then click next.

Create User Account

To create a user, fill in the required info for the user and click next.


Before you begin installation, you can check if the information provided above are correct and click install to start installation.

Installation of Nitrux Linux

Now, the installation begin.

Nitrux Linux OS system unpacking files.

Nitrux Linux installing bootloader.

Installation Done

Nitrux Linux installed successfully, you can now click done restart the system.

You can log in to your Nitrux Linux system by providing correct username and password.

Let’s check the OS release details for Nitrux Linux OS using cat command.

Nitrux Linux Software Installation

Before we can install any software/package, we have to update and upgrade the system.

#updating the system
$ sudo apt update

#upgrading the system
$ sudo apt upgrade

Install Vim on Nitrux Linux

Vim is a favorite programmer’s editor, let’s install it on Nitrux Linux.

$ sudo apt install vim

We can check if vim is installed.

$ sudo apt list vim
Listing... Done
vim/unstable,now 2:8.2.2434-3 amd64 [installed]

Install Vlc on Nitrux Linux

Installing vlc media player on Nitrux Linux.

$ sudo apt install vlc

We can check if vlc is installed.

$ sudo apt list vlc
Listing... Done
vlc/unstable,now 3.0.16-1 amd64 [installed]

Install Google Chrome on Nitrux Linux

Any Linux distribution can use Google Chrome web browser and therefore we can install it on Nitrux Linux using the following steps.

# Install wget and gdebi, installing Google Chrome with gdebi ensures that all package dependencies are met during installation
$ sudo apt install wget gdebi-core

#Download Google Chrome browser
$ wget

#install above downloaded Google Chrome browser with gdebi
$ sudo gdebi google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

#launching the Google Chrome in the terminal
$ google-chrome


Bingo! This marks the end of our guide on Installing Nitrux Linux Distribution – Step by Step With Screenshots. We hope this simple guide has been helpful to you. Stay tuned for more articles of the the same.

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