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1 Migrating to Parabola from an existing Pacman-based GNU/Linux Distro

If you are currently using another pacman-based distro (e.g. ArchLinux, ArchLinux32, ArchLinuxARM, Anteregos, Manjaro), there is no need to download an ISO image. Simply follow these instructions to set your running system "Free as in Freedom".


2 Parabola GNU/Linux-libre release images for x86_64 and i686 architectures

The Parabola ISO images can be burned to a CD/DVD, written to a USB stick, booted directly from GRUB, or booted directly by a virtual machine (see the the installation guide). These are for new installations and use as a system rescue disc; an existing Parabola GNU/Linux-libre system can always be updated with pacman -Syu. The ISOs are cryptographically signed to ensure that they are provided by the Parabola Project. The checksums can verify that the downloaded image itself is not corrupted. The signature can be verified by importing the Signing Key noted below. Of course you will need to trust the developer key, which is beyond the scope of this article but Parabola Developer Keys are published here.

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

Notes on the different editions and variants:

  • The 'Net Install' ISOs are fully usable "live" operating systems for system recovery or for simply exploring a Parabola system before you install it. Installation from a 'Net Install' ISO requires an active connection to the internet.
  • The 'Complete' ISOs are equivalent to their 'Net Install' counterparts except that they contain everything necessary to install a complete Parabola system without a connection to the internet.
  • The 'CLI' and 'Talking' ISOs boot into a command-line environment and do not include an automated installer. Installation is entirely manual and so requires some basic familiarity with using the command-line. Installation from a 'CLI' ISO requires 1GB of disk space.
  • The 'LXDE' ISOs boot into the LXDE desktop environment and include the user-friendly calamares installer. Installation from a 'LXDE' ISO requires 9GB of disk space.
  • Parabola LXDE and the Parabola LXDE live environment requires 512MB RAM; but the graphical installer requires 1GB RAM (or swap space) to install. A command-line install script is included in the live user's home directory that can install the same full desktop or a command-line Parabola system on computers with less RAM.


2.1 Systemd ISOs

2.1.1 Parabola CLI ISO

Parabola-2016.03.17-dual.iso.png Live ISO image for installation and recovery. Command-line only.


* Kernel: 4.13.5-gnu
* Signing Key: 0x5A8D4B40
* Checksums: SHA512SUMS | WHIRLPOOLSUMS

Init System Desktop Architecture Packages File Size Packages Download Signature
Systemd CLI 32-bit (i686) Net Install ~350MB i686 Download Signature
Systemd CLI 64-bit (x86_64) Net Install ~400MB x86_64 Download Signature
Systemd CLI 32-bit (i686) complete ~650MB i686 Download Signature
Systemd CLI Dual (i686 and x86_64) complete ~1.3GB i686 x86_64 Download Signature


2.1.2 TalkingParabola CLI ISO

Talkingparabola-2016.03.16-dual.iso.png
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.


* Current Release: 2017.05.28
* Included Kernel: 4.10.16-gnu
* SHA512 | GPG signature
* WHIRLPOOL | GPG signature
* GPG Signing Key: 0x4B745536
* Installation Guide
* Resources: ** Bug Tracker
* Bittorrent Download: Torrent Magnet

Init System Desktop Architecture Install File Size Packages Download Signature
Systemd CLI Dual (i686 and x86_64) Net Install ~750 MB i686 x86_64 Download Signature


2.2 OpenRC ISOs

2.2.1 Parabola OpenRC CLI ISO

Parabola-openrc-2017.09.30.iso-dual.png
Live ISO image for installation and recovery, running OpenRC as its init.


'* Current Release: 2017.09.30
* Included Kernel: 4.13.5-gnu
* SHA512 | GPG signature
* WHIRLPOOL | GPG signature
* GPG Signing Key: 0x56B2BA78
* Installation Guide
* Resources: ** Bug Tracker

Init System Desktop Architecture Install File Size Packages Download Signature
OpenRC CLI Dual (i686 and x86_64) Net Install ~750 MB i686 x86_64 Download Signature


2.2.2 Parabola OpenRC LXDE ISO

Parabola-openrc-lxde-2017.11.05-dual.iso.png
Live ISO image for installation and recovery, running OpenRC as its init (With LXDE desktop environment).


* Current Release: 2017.11-05
* Included Kernel: 4.13.11-gnu
* SHA512 | GPG signature
* WHIRLPOOL | GPG signature
* GPG Signing Key: 0x56B2BA78
* Installation Guide
* Resources: ** Bug Tracker

Init System Desktop Architecture Install File Size Packages Download Signature
OpenRC LXDE Dual (i686 and x86_64) Net Install ~2.0 GB i686 x86_64 Download Signature4


3 Parabola GNU/Linux-libre release tarballs for armv7h architecture

The Parabola-Arm release tarballs can be extracted to an SDCard, or to a virtual machine image (see the the arm installation guide). The tarballs are cryptographically signed to ensure that they are provided by the Parabola Project. The checksums can verify that the downloaded image itself is not corrupted. The signature can be verified by importing the Signing Key noted below. Of course you will need to trust the developer key, which is beyond the scope of this article but Parabola Developer Keys are published here.


Parabola-2016.03.17-dual.iso.png
Parabola GNU/Linux-libre release tarball for the armv7h architecture. Note that there is currently only a single configuration available. This may change in the future, if enough demand is expressed for other configurations.


* Current Release: 2018-02-06
* Included Kernel: 4.14.12-gnu
* Checksums: SHA512SUMS | WHIRLPOOLSUMS
* GPG Signing Key: 0x4B745536

Init System Desktop Architecture Install File Size Packages Download Signature
Systemd CLI armv7h Tarball 224MB armv7 Download Signature


4 HTTP Mirrors

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

Sites:


5 Preview/Beta Releases

This downloads section is an exhibit of new features, software, and desktop environments currently in the experimental/development phases. Theses are works in progress; but most normal functionality is expected to behave properly. After a period of beta testing, some of these will graduate to become Parabola's next standard releases. Please do try them out and report any bugs that you may find to the "Installation Media" bug tracker.


5.1 Parabola Systemd LXDE Edition

This is a beta preview release featuring the Calamares graphical installer which aims to be more user-friendly than previous editions of Parabola. It is a boot-able LiveCD/USB running the LXDE desktop environment; but note that the installer included with this edition will install a system that runs the Mate desktop environment, which will look somewhat differently than the live environment.

Init System Desktop Architecture Install File Size Packages Download Signature Checksum
Systemd LXDE 32-bit (i686) Net Install ~900MB i686 Download Signature SHA512SUMS
Systemd LXDE 64-bit (x86_64) Net Install ~900MB x86_64 Download Signature SHA512SUMS
Systemd LXDE Dual (i686 and x86_64) Complete ~3.5GB i686 x86_64 Download Signature SHA512SUMS