Ways to run Sugar
Determine which of the various methods of running Sugar meet your needs:
- Run Sugar pre-installed in a computer
- Boot a Live CD / Live USB pre-installed with Sugar
- Suitable for trying Sugar without having to install any software on almost any computer—just boot Sugar off of a CD or USB drive. Note: When booting a Live CD, the Journal is not automatically saved on shutdown, because the boot media is readonly. All changes are lost upon shutdown or reboot. This is not a limitation for Live USB installations. See our Sugar on a Stick project page or other Live USB projects.
- Install Sugar
- Install an emulator or virtualizer and launch a bootable Sugar disk image file
Sugar is supported by several GNU/Linux distributions. Sugar Labs does not support any specific distribution, but does focus development on Fedora and Debian, which helps SoaS and Ubuntu.
|Sugar on a Stick||Live system of the Sugar Learning Environment|
|Ubuntu||Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic|
|Debian||Debian Stretch, see also Live Build|
|OLPC OS for OLPC NL3 laptops based on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial|
|OLPC OS for OLPC XO laptops based on Fedora 18|
|openSUSE||Part of an Linux for Education (Li-f-e) series|
|Trisquel Toast||Based on Ubuntu|
Matrix of Sugar solutions
There are many ways to run Sugar:
- As a complete disk image on an existing machine;
- As a session on a Linux system; or
- As part of a complete hardware-software platform.
- A discussion of technical considerations regarding supported systems.
Sugar for various hardware systems
- OLPC XO laptops
Getting the Sugar sources
Updating Sugar to the latest version
Looking at Sugar variants
See Sugar System Stack for a picture of the software stack.
Starch is a complete disk image for Sugar.