Available Unofficial Distributions

Apart from UDOObuntu and Android there are other Operating Systems available for UDOO Dual/Quad, but they have not been developed / ported by the UDOO Team, and are not officially supported by the UDOO Team.

Below you can find information about these Operating Systems.

Please, note that the guides linked below may be outdated, and that we do not guarantee that they are not.

If you find that the guides linked below are outdated and you got problems with these Operating Systems, search the website/forum of the unofficial Operating System that you are using.

If you want to edit the links below, make a pull request.

General Purpose

Debian Wheezy armHF

Debian is an operating system composed of free software mostly carrying the GNU General Public License. The operating system is developed by an internet collaboration of volunteers aligned with The Debian Project. Username: debian Password: debian

Available at UDOO Downloads Page


The Yocto Project™ is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the hardware architecture.

Download Link for UDOO Quad only


ArchLinux design approach of the development team focuses on elegance, code correctness, minimalism, and simplicity, and expects the user to be willing to make some effort to understand the system's operation.[7] A package manager written specifically for Arch Linux, pacman, is used to install, remove and update software packages.

ArchLinux Install Guide for UDOO



XBMC is a free and open source media player developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium.XBMC is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, such as podcasts from the internet, and all common digital media files from local and network storage media.

XBMC for UDOO by Stephan Rafin

XBMC for UDOO by Isronga


OpenELEC (short for Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) is a Linux distribution designed for home theater PCs and based on the XBMC media player.

OpenElec for UDOO DUAL/QUAD has been announced but not yet released


Volumio is a free and open source Audiophile Music Player. It is designed to play all your music, whether is an Hi-Res file or a Web Radio, with the highest quality. Control it with your favourite device, a smartphone, pc or tablet, and enjoy your music as you never did before.

Download on Volumio.org

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio is an officially recognized derivative of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, which is explicitly geared to general multimedia production.

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Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It is maintained and funded by Offensive Security Ltd. It was developed by Mati Aharoni and Devon Kearns of Offensive Security through the rewrite of BackTrack, their previous forensics Linux distribution. Kali for UDOO DUAL/QUAD has been announced but not yet published.



ROS (Robot Operating System) provides libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications. It provides hardware abstraction, device drivers, libraries, visualizers, message-passing, package management, and more. ROS is licensed under an open source, BSD license.

Install ROS on UDOO

Network Attached Storage

Open Media Vault

OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. With OpenMediaVault your can create your very own UDOO DUAL/QUAD powered Home Server and NAS.

Download link for UDOO QUAD only Forum Thread



Freedomotic is an open source, flexible, scalable and mashups oriented software that can interact with well known standard building automation protocols as well as with “do it yourself” solutions. It treats the web, social networks and frontends just like any other sensor or actuator in your automation system. For example you can tweet your washing machine to start the washing cycle. It allows you to build smart spaces. Freedomotic can manage from small appartments to huge buildings, like museums, schools, corporate offices, malls and university campuses.

Install FreeDomotics on UDOO

This page was last updated on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 5:19 AM.