Haiku is developed by a small group of volunteers.
To help with development and bandwidth costs, please consider donating a small amount. We rely on your support to continue the development of Haiku into the future.
Current Version Information
- Version: R1/beta3
- Release date: July 25th, 2021
- Release notes.
- Supported platforms: x86, 32-bit and 64-bit
Download a Haiku Image
The provided images can be written directly to a USB flash drive, an empty disk, or written to DVD media.
You can boot directly from your chosen physical media and try out Haiku without needing to install it.
They can also be used in virtual machines such as QEMU, VMWare or VirtualBox.
Direct Download Locations
If you choose to download an image, please select from the list of available mirrors below. Mirrors are in no specific order.
Not all mirrors may be online
Please choose another mirror if you encounter a failure. It is recommended you choose the mirror closest to your geographical location.
In order to assist with distribution, we have also created .torrent files that can be used to download and seed the release files for others.
Please continue seeding the torrents if you can!
To make sure that you have got the right file and that it has not been corrupted during file transfer, it is always wise to ensure the integrity of your download. To that end, you can use the SHA256 checksums shown below to verify that what you have is the correct file.
33c8b58c4bd3d6479554afbd3a9b08709c8f8086e98ad339b866722e9bb1e820 haiku-r1beta3-x86_64-anyboot.iso 596ac2fb89d66c18d654b33f95cb440c0de2237941933ab893a09412e641c498 haiku-r1beta3-x86_gcc2h-anyboot.iso
If you are in Haiku, macOS or Linux, you can use the
command from the Terminal to generate a checksum for your downloaded
file and verify against those above. If you are in Windows, you can use
a tool such as hashtab to display checksums for files directly in explorer.
To further validate releases, you can also check the cryptographic signature of the release media against our public key using Minisign (available for Haiku, Windows, Linux, BSD, and OS X). The matching .minisig file needs to be placed next to the iso file on your filesystem.
Haiku signing key
Haiku's public signing key is also available at /boot/system/data/trust_db/haiku-2019.pub under recent versions of Haiku.
$ ls haiku-r1beta3-x86_64-anyboot.iso haiku-r1beta3-x86_64-anyboot.iso.minisig $ minisign -Vm haiku-r1beta3-x86_64-anyboot.iso -P RWTPfbfFRi5b+T02aw733p5dp/UI/1Z946YWBInmkPmBlx2Zy1Vyw9kP Signature and comment signature verified Trusted comment: timestamp:1626959832 file:haiku-r1beta3-x86_64-anyboot.iso
Upgrading from R1/beta2
There is an upgrade path available for users that are currently using Haiku R1/beta2. If you want to do this upgrade, you will have to use the Terminal (not SoftwareUpdater!) to issue some commmands. To do so,
Warning: only upgrading from Beta 2 is supported!
It may be possible to upgrade from prior development images, but this is untested and you may run into unknown problems.
The following commands will replace your existing “Haiku” and “HaikuPorts” repositories with their R1/beta3 equivalents:
pkgman add-repo https://eu.hpkg.haiku-os.org/haiku/r1beta3/$(getarch)/current pkgman add-repo https://eu.hpkg.haiku-os.org/haikuports/master/$(getarch)/current
If this is successful, you may then run a
full-sync to perform the actual upgrade:
After that step has completed successfully, you should immediately reboot the system. You can do this from the Deskbar, or by running
shutdown -r in Terminal.
We thank all the individuals, organizations and companies who generously provide the server space and bandwidth to mirror our releases - your help is very much appreciated!