Void is a general purpose operating system with a stable rolling release, developed from scratch and some unique features.

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Installation

Download an ISO file from https://voidlinux.org/download/. There are versions for several architectures and, for each one, two ‘live’ editions: base (without desktop) and XFCE.

I am going to use XFCE flavor. Download ISO file and install it on a USB. System installation is a manual process where you go through a series of steps to configure your installation.

Void live image

First, you need to logout from ‘anon’ user to login as ‘root’ (password: voidlinux). Then, open a terminal prompt and run void-installer. You will see this window:

Void installation

Press Enter to open the installation menu. You must enter on each step to configure the system (locale, keyboard, disk partitioning, users, etc.)

Void installation

Void installation

Void installation

Final step will install Void on your computer.

Void installation

More information about installation on Void website.

Usage

Package manager

After reboot your computer, you can install packages using the XBPS Package Manager. Open a terminal and type:

sudo xbps-install -S

to update the repositories. Now, upgrade installed packages with

sudo xbps-install -u

You can search and install packages with xbps-query and xbps-install.

xbps-query -R htop
sudo xbps-install htop