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1 Parabola GNU/Linux-Libre

1.1 Existing Arch Users

If you are an existing Arch user, there is no need to download the disc image to update your existing system to Parabola. Just follow these instructions to convert your existing Arch system into a free as in freedom one.

1.2 New Users

The images can be burned to a CD, mounted as an ISO file, or directly written to an USB stick using a utility like `dd`. It is intended for new installations only; an existing Parabola GNU/Linux-libre system can always be updated with `pacman -Syu`. The checksums are cryptographically signed to ensure they are provided by the Parabola Project. For users on other GNU/Linux distributions the cryptographic signature can be validated by importing the Signing Key from below and using `gpg --verify parabola-YYYY.MM.DD-dual.iso`. Of course you will need to trust the developer which is beyond the scope of this article but Parabola Developer Keys are published here. On Parabola GNU/Linux-libre, this can be verified by using `pacman-key -v SHA512SUMS.sig`. If the cryptographic signature validates, then the checksum is verified to make sure that the downloaded image itself is not corrupted by using `sha512sum -c SHA512SUMS`. For Whirlpool, use `whirlpool-hash -c WHIRLPOOLSUMS` (Requires rhash to be installed).

1.3 Main live ISO

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Format Link Description
dual i686 and x86_64 Live ISO image for installation and recovery.






1.4 MATE desktop ISO

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Format Link Description
dual i686 and x86_64 Live ISO image for installation and recovery (with MATE Desktop Environment).




1.5 TalkingParabola ISO

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TalkingParabola is a derivative install CD based on TalkingArch. It is a respin of the Parabola ISO modified to include speech and braille output for blind and visually impaired users. TalkingParabola retains all the features of the Parabola live image, but adds speech and braille packages to make it possible for blind and visually impaired users to install Parabola eyes-free.

Format Link Description
dual i686 and x86_64 Live ISO image for installation and recovery (adapted for blind and visually impaired users).

Download the disc image appropriate for your computer and install the system. For installation instructions, you can follow the installation guide. It includes specific explanation about braille and speech configuring.

1.6 BitTorrent Download (recommended)

If you can spare the bytes, please leave the BitTorrent client open after your download is finished, so you can seed it back to others. A web-seed capable client is recommended for fastest download speeds.

Format Torrent Link Magnet Link Description
dual i686 and x86_64 i686 and x86_64 Live ISO image for installation and recovery.
dual i686 and x86_64 i686 and x86_64 Live ISO image for installation and recovery (with MATE Desktop Environment).
dual i686 and x86_64 i686 and x86_64 Live ISO image for installation and recovery (adapted for blind and visually impaired users).

1.7 HTTP Direct Downloads

In addition to the BitTorrent links above, disc images can also be downloaded directly via HTTP from the mirror sites listed below. Please ensure the downloaded image matches the checksum from the SHA512SUMS or WHIRLPOOLSUMS files in the same directory as the image. They are also cryptographically signed to ensure that they are provided by the Parabola project

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