Quickly download, create and run VM of any operating system.
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You can also use your local clone with git send-email.

#Looking to try out a new operating system?



Quickly download, create and run VM of any#TODO operating system.

LinuxTux required...

Click on Hop for latest download



Licensed under AGPL3

#Still Beta version!

Click for screenshot ![supported Operating systems](docs/distrohopper.png)

As a base excellent quickemu (Link to project page)

Click for Quickemu old video [![quickemu video: Replace VirtualBox with Bash & QEMU](https://img.youtube.com/vi/AOTYWEgw0hI/0.jpg)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOTYWEgw0hI)

You can download new distro with few clicks of a mouse


  • GUI using yad

    Click for old video [![dh](https://img.youtube.com/vi/RrFQECcwLRA/0.jpg)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrFQECcwLRA)
  • TUI using fzf

    Click for old video [![tui](https://img.youtube.com/vi/gJ5hqYEskOw/0.jpg)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ5hqYEskOw)
  • Desktop(shortcuts) entries generator

  • Set dir where VMs will be stored

  • Install DistroHopper systemwide

  • Portable mode (dependecies still must be installed)

  • Add new operating system to quickget (bit easier)

  • Copy all downloaded ISOs to destination directory

  • Translate DistroHopper (Currently supported English and Czech language)

Developed in English and translated into Czech language.

#Welcome translations!

#Why am I doing it?

Because I wanna learn

  • Linux

  • Bash

  • yad

  • project management

And contribute to open source

play with Quickemu

And easily add new distros to it

#How to run DistroHopper?

You need fullfill the requirement first...

#Requirements (For running VMs)

#Installing Requirements

For Ubuntu, Arch and nixos systems the ppa, AUR or nix packaging will take care of the dependencies. For other host distributions or operating systems it will be necessary to install the above requirements or their equivalents.

If you install DistroHopper, it should take care of dependencies on Arch, Debian, Ubuntu, openSuse and Fedora

#For DistroHopper to work you need

wget yad fzf

quickemu is included

For adding new distros, or adding/improving translations you will need also meld.

#How to install DistroHopper?

You need get copy of distrohopper

If you want more stable experience, download latest release from

#GitHub or SourceForge SourceForge

If you want latest developer version... (could have bugs and break anytime)

Or you want translate DistroHopper

git clone https://github.com/oSoWoSo/DistroHopper

Enter created/unpacked distrohopper directory

Now you should be good to go...

#How to run DistroHopper

Just run from terminal


And you will see what next...

I am usually run DistroHopper as:

./dh m r s l && ./dh i && dh g


#Desktop files

All desktop files will be storred in your .config/distrohopper in directories ready and supported

Fell free to copy them anywhere you want...

#Currently supported Operating Systems and tools:

  • agarimos - alma - alpine - android - archlinux - archcraft - arcolinux
  • batocera - blendos - cachyos - centos-stream - cereus - debian - deepin
  • devuan - dietpi - dragonflybsd - elementary - endeavouros - endless
  • fedora - freebsd - freedos - fvoid - gabeeos - garuda - gentoo
  • ghostbsd - haiku - kali - kdeneon - kolibrios - kubuntu - linuxmint
  • lmde - mageia - manjaro - miyo - mxlinux - netboot - netbsd - nixos
  • lubuntu - macos - openbsd - opensuse - oraclelinux - popos - reactos
  • rebornos - rockylinux - siduction - slackware - slitaz - solus
  • steamos - tails - truenas-core - truenas-scale - ubuntu - ubuntu-budgie
  • ubuntukylin - ubuntu-mate - ubuntustudio - ubuntu-unity - ventoy - void
  • voidpup - vxlinux - windows - xerolinux - xubuntu - zorin

Also with posible planned: in discusion

#discuss on github

#Join DistroHopper chat group:

SimpleX (click SimpleX logo)

(check the software! even if you don't want chat about DistroHopper) Simplex website

#Without these amazing projects it wouldn't be posible:


GUI depends on


TUI depends on



  • easy of use
  • commiting and working with github
  • Editing
  • diff
  • Logo and icons


#logo by bit repaired by me..
  • Updating translation

Everything done on

#Void Linux

#Mirrored on


For Homepage click on Hop



@zen0bit at github

mailto: zenobit@osowoso.xyz

#parent site oSoWoSo