1. Installation media
Gentoo Linux is available free over the Internet. You can download Gentoo Linux (weekly autobuilds) from the appropriate iso and architecture link below.
Please consult our Gentoo Handbooks for more information on what to download, how to install Gentoo, and how to verify the validity of our media.
- alpha: iso stages
- amd64: iso ( install-cd admin-cd ) stages ( amd64 multilib amd64 no-multilib x32 hardened amd64 multilib hardened amd64 no-multilib vanilla amd64 uclibc hardened amd64 uclibc )
- arm: stages
- hppa: stages
- ia64: iso stages
- mips: stages
- ppc/ppc64: iso stages
- s390/s390x: stages
- sh: stages
- sparc: iso stages: ( sparc64 sparc64 multilib )
- x86: install-cd stages ( i686 i486 hardened i686 vanilla i686 uclibc hardened i686 uclibc )
If you prefer to select a local mirror yourself, see Gentoo Mirrors.
Descriptions, release notes, roadmaps, sub-projects, and GPG signing keys as well as a list of the Gentoo Developers who work on the Gentoo release media can all be found on our Release Engineering Project page.
Our Release Engineering team provides new minimal install CDs and stages on a weekly basis. You can find these releases on any of our mirrors in /releases/<arch>/current-iso/ or /releases/<arch>/current-stage3/. Not every architecture is updated on the same day. Not all architectures release CD images.
Since these releases are built automatically by Release Engineering servers, there is some chance that a stage or CD may not be produced for a given week. When this happens, just use the latest CD and stage available. More releases are available on our mirrors in /releases/<arch>/autobuilds/. Use this directory if there isn’t anything recent enough in current-iso/ or current-stage3/.