gohelp gohome


Select your system architecture
Select your system type
Select your boot mode
Select your desktop



UTC Support

Keyboard Layout
Sound Volume


Click on the button for the user who will be logged in by default to the GUI

root warning image

Attention, you have chosen the root account as default user. You will not be prompted for password verification, even in cases where you are executing high-risked operations that may break your system. This is not recommended for beginners.

Please push on the user button to set the password for this account


Confirm password:


Confirm password:


Initiate a firewall for your network interface at startup. This can be disabled or modified after startup, through the Porteus Settings Centre

You can define advanced booting parameters here. These cheatcodes will affect the way Porteus is configured when it starts up. A Full list of cheatcodes can be find here


Enable a filesystem check for ext and reiserfs partitions during boot time. Some systems may also need the "delay=" cheatcode for this to work properly.


Set a custom size for the tmpfs partition that is used as the root (/) of your live filesystem when booting without the 'changes=' cheatcode. The default is 60% of available RAM.


Enable the use of zram and set aside the specified percentage of your RAM for this use. zram is a compressed virtual block device inside your RAM that acts as swap.


Use semicolons (;) as command separators with no spaces. If you need to use spaces in the command line, replace them with '~'. cliexec=numlockx~on;firefox~kernel.org' will turn on Num Lock key and open Firefox browser on the 'kernel.org' website.


Execute specified command(s) in runlevel 4, when the graphical interface is loaded; unlike 'cliexec' this cheatcode can be used to start graphical applications. Use semicolons (;) as command separators with no spaces. If you need to use spaces in the command line, replace them with '~'. Example: 'guiexec=firefox~kernel.org' will open the firefox browser on the 'kernel.org' website.


Web browser

Word Processor

VoIP Client

Development Tools


Video Card Driver

Printing support

Current ISO Size:
~175 MB

NOTE : ISO image generated by the wizard will contain Porteus 3.1 FINAL.

NOTE : Standalone ISOs/modules can be downloaded from dl.porteus.org in the /testing folder for each architecture.

Desktop Web Wizard takes an impact on our server resources and bandwidth so please consider making a donation to keep it running free of charge.


214361 unique builds