PROJECTS / AST's Startup Toolkit

Install AOSC OS on your Windows machine.

Anthon Starter is a HDD installation helper for Linux. This project focuses on making installation of Linux OSes (including AOSC OS) from Windows easier.

Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program. -- Linus Torvalds


AST's Startup Toolkit (AST in short) is a helper for installing Linux distributions on Windows (and of course AOSC OS). AST's Startup Toolkit was originally known as "Anthon Starter", providing support for installing AOSC OS (formerly AnthonOS) on Windows, but now it has been designed as a universal installer instead of one that serves AOSC OS specifically.

Planned features

  • Universal Linux support. Whether it is Debian or Fedora, you can boot into its ISO image with a single click.
  • No other media needed. You don't need a USB flash disk, a CD or DVD, or anything else to boot into the Linux ISO image. AST does all operations on the local disk.
  • Compatible with NT5's NTLDR. You can even use AST on a Windows XP (without graphical user interface).
  • UEFI support. You can boot into a Linux ISO image with a modern firmware directly, without switching this or that (in BIOS).
  • Easy-to-use user interface (really a planned feature).

Current status

AST's Startup Toolkit is currently under re-designing and initial development (yes, simultaneously), including the core functionalities and the graphical user interface.

No particular time table available. The future is always not predictable.


You are welcomed to join this project! You can open Pull Requests in our repository, or join in the community IRC channel #aosc to discuss. You can also directly contact Junde Yhi <lmy441900 at aosc dot xyz> to get more information.