Download Funtoo Linux
Here are the steps you should follow to download Funtoo Linux stage3 tarball. If you need an install CD, please see Funtoo Linux Installation for Live Media recommendations. Funtoo Linux currently doesn't have its own LiveCD, but there are many that you can use for installation.
 First, Pick a Mirror...
Funtoo Linux can be downloaded at the following locations:
- Main US mirror: The Oregon State University Open Source Lab
- Main EU mirror: HEAnet
- Main JP mirror: Go-parts
 Now... pick a build
Now you'll first need to pick a build of Funtoo Linux to install. Builds are like different versions of Funtoo Linux. Our funtoo-current build is the most up-to-date and recommended build. We also offer funtoo-stable. Both current and stable share the use the same Portage tree (package repository), but newer packages are unmasked (made available for install) in funtoo-current.
There is also a funtoo-experimental, which contains our experimental development work. As you might guess, funtoo-experimental is for developers and testers only, and it has its own experimental Portage tree that is separate from the others.
If you don't know which one to choose, pick funtoo-current.
Picked one? Great! Open a mirror in a new window, and select the appropriate build directory from the list.
 Next... pick an arch
Next, it's time to pick an architecture. If you have a modern 64-bit PC-compatible desktop or server, you generally want x86-64bit. If you have an older 32-bit PC-compatible desktop or server, you'll want to use x86-32bit. 32-bit is also an option for 64-bit x86 systems if you don't want or need 64-bit support.
We also bundle virtualization directories alongside the architecture directories, so if you want to install an OpenVZ container of Funtoo Linux, select openvz, then pick the correct architecture within. Likewise, if you're looking for a Vagrant run image of Funtoo Linux, look in the vagrant directory.
If you are installing Funtoo Linux on an ARM system, choose arm-32bit. Finally, if you are installing Funtoo Linux on a Sparc64 system, choose sparc-64bit.
funtoo-current -> x86-64bit
 Now... select a sub-arch
Now, you'll need to pick a sub-architecture of Funtoo Linux that suits your needs. A sub-architecture is a build of Funtoo Linux that is optimized for your particular CPU.
If you are building a Linux-based appliance or grabbing an image for mass-deployment, you might want to choose a generic sub-architecture that will be compatible with a wide range of processors. Otherwise, choose the most optimized sub-architecture that your processor supports.
Note that we offer the greatest number of choices for funtoo-current. Other builds will have a more limited number of sub-arches available.
- corei7: Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 desktop processors or higher. Xeon 5500, 5600 and 7500 series server processors or higher. (Nehalem, Sandy Bridge)
- core2_64: Intel Core 2 series or higher, which include the Core 2 Solo, Duo, Quad and Extreme. Also suitable for Nehalem.
- atom_64: Intel Atom optimized. Compatible with Core 2 series.
- amd64-k10: AMD Phenom, Phenom II and compatible, or higher
- amd64-k8: AMD Opteron or Athlon 64 processors, or higher
- generic_64 : Generic 64-bit Intel/AMD processor
funtoo-current -> pure64
Special flavor of 64-bit stages, that building against pure64 profile, formerly known as no-multilib.
- corei7-pure64: Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 desktop processors or higher. Xeon 5500, 5600 and 7500 series server processors or higher. (Nehalem, Sandy Bridge)
- generic_64-pure64 : Generic 64-bit Intel/AMD processor
- core2_32: Intel Core 2 series or compatible, which include the Core 2 Solo, Duo, Quad and Extreme. Also suitable for Nehalem.
- atom_32: Intel Atom optimized. Compatible with Core 2 series.
- amd64-k8_32: AMD Opteron or Athlon 64 processors, or higher.
- athlon-xp: Athlon XP or Opteron/Athlon 64.
- i686: Generic P6-class system (generic modern 32-bit)
- i486: Intel 80486+ system (generic 32-bit)
- armv6j_hardfp: Hardware floating points ARMv6J architecture (Raspberry Pi, etc.).
- armv7a_hardfp: Hardware floating points ARMv7A architecture (PandaBoard, ODROID-X2, ODROID-U2, etc.).
 Eventually, download the compressed iso
You should now grab the most recent stage3 for the sub-architecture that you've chosen:
funtoo-current -> x86-64bit -> corei7 -> stage3-latest.tar.xz
For installation instructions head over to the installation section