User Tools

Site Tools



This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
Last revision Both sides next revision
www:download:start [2015/07/12 08:32]
dcvmoole [x86 - Downloading the CD image] add warning about USB support
www:download:start [2016/03/16 07:29]
dcvmoole [Decompressing the Image] we no longer make zip versions
Line 1: Line 1:
 +====== 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:
 +  * 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://​​forms/​d/​17k6HAj8_w91OzYzS-CfYt6FtdGZlLFEw2MYLWoIGLHo/​viewform?​usp=send_form|short survey]] after installing 3.3.0.
 +^ Version ^ Medium ^ Image  ​  ^ Image Torrent  ​    ​^ ​ md5sum  ​    |
 +| 3.3.0 (stable release) | CD-ROM | [[http://​​iso/​minix_R3.3.0-588a35b.iso.bz2|288 MB]] | [[http://​​iso/​minix_R3.3.0-588a35b.iso.bz2.torrent|torrent]] | ''​3234ffcebfb2a28069cf3def41c95dec''​ |
 +| 3.2.1 (previous) | CD-ROM | [[http://​​iso/​minix_R3.2.1-972156d.iso.bz2|256 MB]] | [[http://​​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://​​download/​minix_arm_sd_bbxm-3.3.0.img.bz2|image]]
 +  * 3.3.0 Beaglebone black & beaglebone white [[http://​​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://​​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://​​Stichting-MINIX-Research-Foundation/​minix/​issues|known bugs list]].
 +===== Decompressing the Image =====
 +The best known lossless compression algorithm is implemented in the [[http://​​|bzip2 program]]. It also has extremely fast decompression. The popular [[http://​​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://​​tools/​bzip2-102-x86-win32.exe|Windows]],​ [[http://​​tools/​bzip2-103-x86-linux26|Linux]],​ and [[http://​​tools/​bzip2-100-sparc-solaris7|Solaris]]. Here is the [[http://​​tools/​bzip2-1.0.3.tar|source tarball]]. Bzip2 is also contained in the MINIX 3 distribution.
www/download/start.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/23 13:36 by lionelsambuc