Install or Upgrade

  • Install

    Use this option for a fresh Mageia installation.

  • Upgrade

    If you have one or more Mageia installations on your system, the installer will allow you to upgrade one of them to the latest release.


    Only upgrading from a previous Mageia version that was still supported when this installer's version was released, has been thoroughly tested. If you want to upgrade a Mageia version that had already reached its End Of Life when this one was released, then it is better to do a clean install while preserving your /home partition.


If during install you decide to stop the installation, it is possible to reboot, but please think twice before you do this. Once a partition has been formatted or updates have started to be installed, your computer isn't in the same state anymore and rebooting it could very well leave you with an unusable system. If in spite of that you are very sure rebooting is what you want, go to a text terminal by pressing the three keys Alt Ctrl F2 at the same time. After that, press Alt Ctrl Delete simultaneously to reboot.


If you have discovered that you forgot to select an additional language, you can return from the "Install or Upgrade" screen to the language choice screen by pressing Alt Ctrl Home. Do not do this later in the install.

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