2.1:    Getting MEPIS


The MEPIS Linux LiveCD (or LiveDVD) boots your computer right from the CD or other bootable medium without accessing the hard disk. It copies a virtual filesystem into RAM that acts as the center of a temporary operating system for the computer. When you end your LiveCD session, everything about your computer is back to the way it was, unchanged.

This provides a number of benefits:

Running from the LiveCD also has some disadvantages:

How to get a MEPIS LiveCD

If you don't have a copy of MEPIS Linux 7.0 on a CD or DVD already, here are the ways to obtain a copy.

Buy From MEPIS

The advantages of buying your LiveCD from MEPIS include ease of setup and--with a subscription--early access to upgrades and new versions.

  1. Get the latest version of MEPIS Linux on CD or DVD, shipped to you.
  2. Pay a subscription fee at the MEPIS Store and download directly from our FTP server.

MEPIS Store: http://www.mepis.org/store

Free Download

You can download any testing or final release versions of MEPIS Linux for free from one of the public mirror sites listed on the next page. Sometimes the mirrors are a bit behind the MEPIS Subscription download site. Some mirrors get out-of-date from time to time. If you can't find a particular version at one site, it may be available at one of the other sites.

The LiveCD you download is actually an ISO: a disk image file in the ISO 9660 file system format. Before trying to turn it into a Mepis LiveCD, please consult Section 2.2.

If you use a free version of MEPIS Linux, please consider making a donation to support further development of MEPIS Linux.

Download MEPIS: http://www.mepis.org/mirrors