An ISO-9660 installation image that can be written to a USB stick or burnt
to a DVD can be downloaded from
where you can replace
x86_64-linux with one of:
for a GNU/Linux system on Intel/AMD-compatible 64-bit CPUs;
for a 32-bit GNU/Linux system on Intel-compatible CPUs.
Make sure to download the associated .sig file and to verify the authenticity of the image against it, along these lines:
$ wget https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/guix/guix-system-install-1.4.0.系统.iso.sig $ gpg --verify guix-system-install-1.4.0.系统.iso.sig
$ wget https://sv.gnu.org/people/viewgpg.php?user_id=15145 \ -qO - | gpg --import -
Take note that a warning like “This key is not certified with a trusted signature!” is normal.
This image contains the tools necessary for an installation. It is meant to be copied as is to a large-enough USB stick or DVD.
Insert a USB stick of 1 GiB or more into your machine, and determine its device name. Assuming that the USB stick is known as /dev/sdX, copy the image with:
dd if=guix-system-install-1.4.0.x86_64-linux.iso of=/dev/sdX status=progress sync
Access to /dev/sdX usually requires root privileges.
Insert a blank DVD into your machine, and determine its device name. Assuming that the DVD drive is known as /dev/srX, copy the image with:
growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/srX=guix-system-install-1.4.0.x86_64-linux.iso
Access to /dev/srX usually requires root privileges.
Once this is done, you should be able to reboot the system and boot from the
USB stick or DVD. The latter usually requires you to get in the BIOS or
UEFI boot menu, where you can choose to boot from the USB stick. In order
to boot from Libreboot, switch to the command mode by pressing the c
key and type
See Installing Guix in a Virtual Machine, if, instead, you would like to install Guix System in a virtual machine (VM).