The OpenMandriva project offers different image types available for download.
If in doubt, use the full featured Plasma5 x86_64 ISO image.
Enter the folders, select the release in the list, it should automatically open a download page from a mirror nearby your location.chevron_rightTorrent and direct download (archive.org)
Click on the desired version to open the details, and download torrent or iso file from the links in the right panel.
Verify your ISO image to confirm that the file you downloaded is an exact copy of the file published on the download service.
To check the integrity of your local ISO file, generate its md5sum and sha256sum and compare with the checksums provided.
To transfer the live/installation image to an USB storage device you may use:
ROSA-imagewriter, KDE isoimagewriter, SUSE Studio ImageWriter, dd command line.
Please do not use other usb-writing tools as some Windows tools (e.g. Rufus) truncate the volume name and will break the boot process.
Reboot your computer and set it to boot from USB.
Voila! You have got a fully working OpenMandriva system up. OpenMandriva comes as a live system, so there is no need of installation to try it.
Running OpenMandriva Lx in live mode is useful to know if it works well with your hardware.