Manjaro installation images are available for download as ISO files. An ISO file is itself a literal copy of a disc image, although not in the same sense as a copy and paste duplication, rather it is a copy of the raw machine code that makes up the files and folders of that disc. This is why just copying an ISO file to a disc (or USB flashdrive) to begin installing it won't work; you'll need to use a disc burning application to translate that raw data into the files and folders. Instructions to do so for both Linux and Windows operating systems are provided below.
ISO images available for 32 bit systems will end in i686.iso, while images for 64 bit systems will end in x86_64.iso. Please try to ensure that you download the appropriate ISO image for your system as:
- a 64 bit ISO won't run on a 32 bit system, and
- a 32 bit ISO will not be able use the full power or resources of a 64 bit system.
There are two editions of Manjaro available for download:
1. The full edition: This edition of Manjaro comes complete with everything pre-installed, including a desktop environment, popular software applications, and codecs. This would of course be the most appropriate choice for those who wish to try out Manjaro on a Live-CD without having to install it first. An ISO image for a full edition of Manjaro will list the pre-installed desktop environment in its name. For example, an ISO image beginning with manjaro-xfce will have the XFCE desktop environment pre-installed.
2. The NET edition: This edition of Manjaro provides only a base installation, stripped of any and all pre-installed software. Starting from the command line, this is suitable for more experienced users who may wish to build their own Manjaro systems from the ground up. An ISO image for a NET edition will always begin with manjaro-net.
Downloading an ISO image
Each stable release and test-build of Manjaro has its own particular folder, which will contain both the 32 and 64 bit versions of the full and NET editions available. Each folder will also contain the relevant checksum files which can be used to check the integrity of your downloaded ISO file, to ensure that it has not been corrupted during download. A link to the guide on doing this has been provided below.
Stable Releases of Manjaro are intended to be used by the general public. As such, they will be the appropriate choice for the majority of users. Each of the stable releases beginning with 0.8.0, can be downloaded from the Stable Release section of the Sourceforge website. We also have a torrent option for download of the Manjaro ISO file here.
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Test Builds of Manjaro are intended to be used by developers and testers, in order to identify any bugs or issues to be addressed as their development continues towards the next stable release. These are not suitable nor intended for use by the general public as a main operating system; however, should you wish to try out a test build (preferrably in a virtual machine) each current release can be downloaded from the Test Build section of the Sourceforge website.
Sourceforge Offers Twenty Four Mirrors:
For those who suffer from slow download-speeds from Sourceforge, be aware that they have twenty four (24) download mirrors in a variety of locations.
To change your mirror simply select try another mirror - you will see that the word mirror is marked in blue (if using the standard wiki theme) & underlined as it is a URL link.
Then select your wanted mirror, which is marked with an orange dot in front of it.
Downloading via Torrents
Torrents are available, both for our main releases: XFCE, Openbox and Net Editions as well as for our Community Editions: KDE, GNOME/Cinnamon, MATE, E17, LXDE & Netbook.
Here is the Link for torrents