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 +====== Download ======
  
 +===== Official releases - x86 - CD images =====
 +
 +Trying MINIX 3 is easy. You just download the compressed CD image file, decompress it, and burn it to a CD-ROM. This CD is a live CD. You can boot your computer from it and a few seconds later you log in as root. You do not have to install MINIX 3 to the hard disk to test it. If you decide you want to install it, you then have to create a hard disk partition for it (1GB to do anything useful) and start the live CD again and run setup. Please note that on x86, MINIX3 **does not support USB** at all (yet!). Proceed as follows:
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 +  * Read the [[:​usersguide:​doinginstallation|installation guide]].
 +  * If you do not know how to partition a hard disk, print and read this short [[:​usersguide:​diskpartitions|tutorial]].
 +  * Please take our [[https://​docs.google.com/​forms/​d/​17k6HAj8_w91OzYzS-CfYt6FtdGZlLFEw2MYLWoIGLHo/​viewform?​usp=send_form|short survey]] after installing 3.3.0.
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 +^ Version ^ Medium ^ Image  ​  ^ Image Torrent  ​    ​^ ​ md5sum  ​    |
 +| 3.3.0 (stable release) | CD-ROM | [[http://​download.minix3.org/​iso/​minix_R3.3.0-588a35b.iso.bz2|288 MB]] | [[http://​download.minix3.org/​iso/​minix_R3.3.0-588a35b.iso.bz2.torrent|torrent]] | ''​3234ffcebfb2a28069cf3def41c95dec''​ |
 +| 3.2.1 (previous) | CD-ROM | [[http://​download.minix3.org/​iso/​minix_R3.2.1-972156d.iso.bz2|256 MB]] | [[http://​download.minix3.org/​iso/​minix_R3.2.1-972156d.iso.bz2.torrent|torrent]] | ''​4c91ba7822cfa441d27755a7e7c4711d''​ |
 +
 +  * Decompress the downloaded file to get a .iso file and the Installation guide (same as above).
 +  * Burn this bootable CD-image file to a CD-ROM.
 +  * Reboot the computer with the CD-ROM device and follow the instructions in the installation guide.
 +  * If you are using **VirtualBox** and have trouble booting the system, follow the instructions [[usersguide:​runningonvirtualbox#​install_issue_no_hardware_acceleration|here]].
 +
 +===== Official releases - ARM - SD card images =====
 +
 +We have prebuilt images.
 +
 +  * 3.3.0 BBXM [[http://​www.minix3.org/​download/​minix_arm_sd_bbxm-3.3.0.img.bz2|image]]
 +  * 3.3.0 Beaglebone black & beaglebone white [[http://​www.minix3.org/​download/​minix_arm_sd_beaglebones-3.3.0.img.bz2|image]]
 +
 +To crossbuild for ARM, [[:​developersguide:​minixonarm|see here]] to see all the steps.
 +
 +===== Development snapshots =====
 +
 +Development snapshots are available at the [[http://​download.minix3.org/​iso/​snapshot/​|dev snapshots]] page.
 +
 +===== Previous Versions =====
 +
 +For older versions of MINIX, please see the [[.:​previousversions|previous versions]] page.
 +
 +===== Known bugs =====
 +
 +For a list of known bugs in releases, see the [[https://​github.com/​Stichting-MINIX-Research-Foundation/​minix/​issues|known bugs list]].
 +
 +===== Decompressing the Image =====
 +
 +The best known lossless compression algorithm is implemented in the [[http://​www.bzip.org/​|bzip2 program]]. It also has extremely fast decompression. The popular [[http://​www.7-zip.org/​download.html|7zip]] archiver for Windows supports it too.
 +
 +If you do not have the compression (bzip2) and decompression (bunzip2) software, here it is for [[http://​www.minix3.org/​tools/​bzip2-102-x86-win32.exe|Windows]],​ [[http://​www.minix3.org/​tools/​bzip2-103-x86-linux26|Linux]],​ and [[http://​www.minix3.org/​tools/​bzip2-100-sparc-solaris7|Solaris]]. Here is the [[http://​www.minix3.org/​tools/​bzip2-1.0.3.tar|source tarball]]. Bzip2 is also contained in the MINIX 3 distribution. The zip versions are provided as emergency backup in case you cannot get bzip2 running.
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