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Rocky Linux 8 (Current)

Planned EOL: May 31 2029

Desktop (SIG)

Desktop EnvironmentChecksumDownload
GNOME (Workstation)Checksumx86_64 aarch64
XFCEChecksumx86_64 aarch64

Alternative Architectures (SIG)

ArchitectureChecksumReadmeDownload
Raspberry Pi (aarch64)ChecksumReadmeDownload

Get Involved

As you download and use Rocky Linux, the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation invites you to be a part of the community as a contributor. There are many ways to contribute to the project, from documentation, QA, and testing to coding changes for SIGs, providing mirroring or hosting, and helping other users.

What's the difference between the ISOs?

Various installation images are available for installing Rocky Linux. Which image you need to download depends on your installation environment and use-case.

Boot

Used to install the operating system from another source (such as a HTTP repository of the binary files). Can also be used to enter Rescue Mode.

Minimal

Used to install the operating system from another source (such as a HTTP repository of the binary files). Can also be used to enter Rescue Mode.

DVD

A full installation that contains the BaseOS and AppStream repositories and allows you to complete the installation without additional repositories. Installing Rocky Linux from the DVD ISO is the easiest and most common method of performing a standard Rocky Linux 8 installation.

Export Compliance/Customs Information

By downloading Rocky Linux software, you acknowledge that you understand all of the following:

Rocky Linux software and technical information may be subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (the “EAR”) and other U.S. and foreign laws and may not be exported, re-exported or transferred (a) to a prohibited destination country under the EAR or U.S. sanctions regulations (currently Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Crimea Region of Ukraine, subject to change as posted by the United States government); (b) to any prohibited destination or to any end user who has been prohibited from participating in U.S. export transactions by any federal agency of the U.S. government; or (c) for use in connection with the design, development or production of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, or rocket systems, space launch vehicles, or sounding rockets, or unmanned air vehicle systems.

Rocky Linux software and technical information may be subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (the “EAR”) and other U.S. and foreign laws and may not be exported, re-exported or transferred (a) to a prohibited destination country under the EAR or U.S. sanctions regulations (currently Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Crimea Region of Ukraine, subject to change as posted by the United States government); (b) to any prohibited destination or to any end user who has been prohibited from participating in U.S. export transactions by any federal agency of the U.S. government; or (c) for use in connection with the design, development or production of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, or rocket systems, space launch vehicles, or sounding rockets, or unmanned air vehicle systems.