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Here is the second alpha of Mageia 5 (released on Aug. 13rd). This is alpha software. This means, it is NOT:

  • for daily use,
  • for any kind of productive use,
  • for writing any kinds of reviews.

It is a testing release for finding bugs, to look out for important missing packages, a platform for further development leading to the beta stage and finally our first official release planned in December 2014. More info about Mageia 5 Development.

Download it

You can download it by selecting your mirror from and going into iso/cauldron or from directly (easiest way).

Classical installer

  • 2 DVDs 32 and 64 bits
    • Mageia-5-alpha2-i586-DVD.iso
      • md5: f1cd794dca670a0d9dec5a2eeae99a6296546b51
      • sha1: 7c603002c72310e08f22030d1a9a1f02
    • Mageia-5-alpha2-x86_64-DVD.iso
      • md5: 8ef2543d90f8bbcb484cc3fea7d32f8d
      • sha1: 9933e5c814850cb2f50e13987d11d1c9b2f9f4c4
  • dual arch DVD: one single iso with both 32 and 64bits
    • Mageia-5-alpha2-dual-DVD.iso
      • md5: 79df51fdd078090fa095c581b1b3733b
      • sha1: 24a1a2410d2a6396c606397dbcb62ce55b7c2157


  • 2 Live CDs 32bits only in English
    • Mageia-5-alpha2-LiveCD-GNOME-en-i586-CD.iso
      • md5: 9dc85975b46e1ba83b55d61ec7c8658c
      • sha1: d6d1ece9cbef290b398cde5e4285d53bf4207760
    • Mageia-5-alpha2-LiveCD-KDE4-en-i586-CD.iso
      • md5: 2996c524753b62637b4dbd355158dfbd
      • sha1: 7d61a337e69ad4938c72a8089027f7579f06ab16
  • 4 LiveDVDs (32 and 64bits) multilingual
    • Mageia-5-alpha2-LiveDVD-GNOME-i586-DVD.iso
      • md5: 04f169bbf60bc67dfdaea2aa8cbd6da4
      • sha1: ff7a8ed372883c9943b98be541efc8c0f7a1a32e
    • Mageia-5-alpha2-LiveDVD-KDE4-i586-DVD.iso
      • md5: d61481f3bd66f86c9caf4d38471a3c5c
      • sha1: 38de7ffa3a7f5a79ff2230b7637fe79d0ed6599e
    • Mageia-5-alpha2-LiveDVD-GNOME-x86_64-DVD.iso
      • md5: 768288a22252cfd4cde3e523b58c08e1
      • sha1: 873922ff7b4b2c48fb480331acf29a5ab86db62a
    • Mageia-5-alpha2-LiveDVD-KDE4-x86_64-DVD.iso
      • md5: 030d2e22419719cf198c6c2916cedf52
      • sha1: bfecdef19262632b47b95572d0a199c381109fd7

Major new features


Package management

Base system


Alpha 2 comes with 3.15.6 kernel inside


Alpha 2 comes with 208-15 version


Alpha 2 comes with 5.20.0 version

Users management

Users account UIDs are now starting from 1 000 instead of 500 previously. System users will be from 1 to 999. There may be some side effects for now that will be fixed before final release.

Graphical environments


KDE 4.13.95 is now available in alpha 2.
Qt 4.8.6 KDE5 is on coming slowly too, you can check it with kf5* packages


GNOME environment is also provided. currently 3.13.4.

LXDE, razorqt

LXQT is the successor of razorqt. It looks the same, although it adds quite a lot of desktop functionality. Most of the applications come from LXDE, but as QT version. It's currently being discussed whether LXDE should be kept as a separate desktop. razorqt will be obsoleted, and people will get LXQT after an upgrade to Mageia 5 (this is currently work-in-progress).


Mate Desktop 1.8.1 is available with Alpha 2


Cinnamon is available in 2.2.13 version

Office apps



Software Development

Artwork and design

New artwork is not yet integrated in this early stage of Mageia 5.

Known issues

See Errata page

Dropped packages

  • mail-notification
  • task-nagios

Tests wanted!

If not done yet, you can confirm or invalidate the currently reported (by the QA or other people) bugs: (see here )

Bug reporting

You can find our bugzilla here, but please read the Errata before reporting any bugs. If you don't already have a Mageia account, you can create one on If you don't know, see how to report a bug.