Welcome to the IPFire Installation Guide. These pages will help you to install IPFire on your system. All you need is just fifteen minutes' time and to follow these steps:
On bare-metal hardware
- Step 1: Check the prerequisites
- Step 2: Prepare the installation media
- Step 3: Run the installer
- Step 4: Initial setup
- Step 5: Network Setup
- Step 6: Internet Connection Setup
In The Cloud
For testing and development purposes only, you can also install IPFire in a virtual machine:
There is a short video tutorial by Aaron Philpott which explains the installation process. If you don't want to read, watch it over here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7-qKaI78TM
If you want to migrate to new hardware, it's not usually necessary to reinstall IPFire. There are a commonly only few important things to do.
If you reinstall a system and want to restore a backup created on an IPFire system on an other architecture, you will have to follow this guide and manually execute some commands.