Download installable base live images and rootfs tarballs

All live images and rootfs tarballs are available at:

These files can also be downloaded from other mirrors, which are listed in the documentation. Simply navigate to live -> current to find them.

The requirements for these images can be found in the documentation. An internet connection via Ethernet or WiFi is required for network installation.

Verifying file integrity and its digital signature

It is strongly recommended to validate the integrity and authenticity of any downloaded image or tarball before using it, to ensure it hasn’t been tampered with. Instructions on how to do that are provided in the Void Handbook.

It will be necessary to download the checksum file and its signature for this step.

x86_64

In addition to the plain command line image, there is a graphical flavor with the XFCE desktop environment. Other graphical environments are fully supported by Void Linux, but are not offered as demonstration/installation images, in order to decrease the overhead involved with testing.

Installable live images support a local installation (with the included packages) or a network installation (packages are downloaded from official repository).

You can log into these images as anon or root, and the password is voidlinux.

To start the installer, execute the void-installer utility with appropriate permissions (i.e., sudo void-installer).

base

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xfce

2021-09-30

i686

In addition to the plain command line image, there is a graphical flavor with the XFCE desktop environment. Other graphical environments are fully supported by Void Linux, but are not offered as demonstration/installation images, in order to decrease the overhead involved with testing.

Installable live images support a local installation (with the included packages) or a network installation (packages are downloaded from official repository).

You can log into these images as anon or root, and the password is voidlinux.

To start the installer, execute the void-installer utility with appropriate permissions (i.e., sudo void-installer).

base

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xfce

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arm

ROOTFS tarballs can be extracted to a previously prepared partition scheme or used for chroot installation.

General and platform specific instructions are available in the documentation.

armv6l

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armv7l

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aarch64

2021-09-30

arm platforms

Live images can be written onto an SD card (i.e. using dd) and they provide you with a ready to boot system. These images are prepared for 2GB SD cards. Alternatively, use the ROOTFS tarballs if you want to customize the partitions and filesystems.

Connect to the system using a virtual terminal or SSH and log in as root with password voidlinux.

Platform specific instructions for these images are available in the documentation.

Deprecated instructions for the following platforms can be found in these wiki pages (you can help by porting them over to the Void Handbook):

rpi (armv6)

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rpi2 (armv7)

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rpi3 (aarch64)

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rpi4 (aarch64)

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