Getting started

OpenIndiana works on most PCs (help us support SPARC). All downloads support both 32-bit and 64-bit processors: 64-bit mode is automatically selected if at least 900 megabytes of memory (RAM) are available.

To check if your hardware is supported, you can refer to the illumos HCL and the OpenIndiana Community HCL; alternatively, you can boot a Live install media and run the Device Driver Utility (ddu).

To create a bootable USB device, see the USB preparation instructions. Download this file, 4M to write with dd on Unix-like systems (including Mac OS X).

Important: There are 2 different header files (1G and 2G). Use the 1G header file with the Text Install USB. Use the 2G  header file with the Live USB above 1G.

Download the current Hipster snapshot of OpenIndiana.

Leading edge development images:

OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.04 Live DVD (32/64-bit x86)1.2Gsha256
OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.04 Live USB (32/64-bit x86)1.4Gsha256
OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.04 Text Install DVD (32/64-bit x86)609Msha256
OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.04 Text Install USB (32/64-bit x86)731Msha256
Release Notes

These installations can be updated regularly using the Hipster repository and receive security fixes.

Archived old release of OpenIndiana (DEPRECATED).

Only for historical purposes.

Live DVD including a graphical installer, but can also be used for servers.

OpenIndiana Build 151a8 Desktop DVD (32/64-bit x86)811Mmd5sha1sha256
OpenIndiana Build 151a8 Desktop USB (32/64-bit x86)973Mmd5sha1sha256
Release Notes

Text installer is suitable for headless installation and does not include desktop software.

OpenIndiana Build 151a8 Server CD (32/64-bit x86)496Mmd5sha1sha256
OpenIndiana Build 151a8 Server USB (32/64-bit x86)595Mmd5sha1sha256
Release Notes

These installations can be upgraded to the 151a9 repository but do not receive updates anymore and are effectively unsupported.

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