Download installable base live images

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose Network as the installation source, a desktop environment will not be installed regardless of what you are booting!

It is, however, recommended to use network installation when you can, as only then you can get latest packages out of the box without having to update the system.

There are installable live images for all 6 archs. You need to choose the kind you want, and whether you want a desktop environment out of box or not.

All live images and rootfs tarballs are available at:

The ppc64le images have these requirements:

The ppc64 images have these requirements:

The ppc images have these requirements:

All require at least 350MB disk space for installation. 64-bit systems should have at least 96MB RAM, 32-bit ones can do with less.

These may not be exhaustive, but the live images contain data necessary for boot on OF and OpenPOWER systems and utilize GRUB. If you succeed in running the live ISOs on other systems (or know how to make them work), please let us know.

Log in as anon/root, password voidlinux.

To start the installer just execute the void-installer utility with enough permissions (i.e sudo). The installer has paths for OpenPOWER, Apple and CHRP systems.

In addition to the plain command line image, there is also a graphical flavor with the Xfce desktop environment. Other graphical flavor images are currently not planned, as it’s a lot of effort to make and test them, but you can still install a desktop of your choice yourself.

It is recommended that you have enough RAM (at least 256 or 512MB) available when using the graphical images.

Verifying file integrity

The sha256sums.txt file contains the SHA256 hashes to verify the integrity of the downloaded files.


There are several mirrors to help lighten the load on the primary infrastructure.

Tier 1 mirrors sync directly from the primary and contain everything. They are also required to provide https. Other mirrors may sync from somewhere else and are allowed to host specific things only (and may not always be up to date).

To change your mirrors to use a different set, you must create files in /etc/xbps.d with the same names as those in /usr/share/xbps.d. Once you have created such files, replace the URL with one of the servers below. Only the files containing ‘repository’ in the filename need to be duplicated to /etc/xbps.d/.

The default is This is supposed to be load-balancing between available Tier 1 mirrors, but that currently does not work, so it’s equivalent to the primary for the time being.

Tier 1 Mirrors

Tier 2 Mirrors