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MineOS CRUX is a specialized distribution with a specific goal: To provide the ultimate server solution for Minecraft and to provide a robust and extendible platform for server mods and related value-added functionality, such as mapping.

To that end, MineOS CRUX has implemented the following features:

Preconfigured software

  • ramdisks for optimum server/client performance
  • Hiawatha webserver with PHP for admin-added websites, such as forums and image galleries
  • iptables stateful firewall
  • Linux security standards implemented, such as SSH/SFTP and use of rsa-key protection

Web user interface

  • An intuitive and informational website UI for managing multiple servers
  • One button updating
  • Simple configuration of system-level features, such as ram-use per server, java CLI arguments, etc.
  • Simple configuration of Minecraft configuration-level features, such as max-players, level-seeds, etc.
  • Out of the box support for server mods such as Bukkit and Canary; mapping (c10t)
  • Idiot-proof setup of automatic scheduling for backups, mapping, and archives.

Data integrity

  • A robust and stable backup scheme through rdiff-backup
  • Provides frequent, low disk-cost incremental backups
  • Allows easy backups to remote storage
  • Stable, corruption-resistant reiserfs filesystem

System footprint

  • Operating system and webserver takes as little as 25MB RAM combined, leaving the most possible for your servers
  • 650MB disk space used, including the servers (Minecraft/Hiawatha/MySQL/PHP), Java, a complete build environment and the entire CRUX core suite of apps
  • x86 AND x64 branches provided, for servers with high mem capacity

Highly customizable and familiar

  • Adheres to most Linux standards about file/configuration locations
  • Complete build environment permits building any software from source
  • 'Ports system' via CRUX Linux repositories permits easy installation of libraries and apps
  • Those who are willing can optimize the kernel for specific processors and trim out unwanted kernel inclusions


  • CRUX Linux plus MineOS CRUX documentation covers in detail how to do the most common of tasks
  • Step-by-step screenshots for many tutorials, including the entire setup process
  • Documentation comprehensively explains steps, their impact and changes, in addition to providing working examples verbatim.