Bedrock Linux - Momo (1.0alpha2) Unofficial Builds

Hello, if you don't know already, a new Linux distro named Bedrock has emerged. It brings a new concept to working with different distros at the same time.

Please visit the official website http://bedrocklinux.org/ for more info.

First of all, I'll recommend you to go through the install instructions, as it will might earn you a good experience with managing such packages. It's the best and preferible way of getting a working Bedrock.

If you follow the install steps described there you might encounter with some difficulties compiling the packages. This mostly depends on your host's environment (gcc version, glibc version, etc... etc...).


PART 1: Unofficial Repository
The problem comes if you hit a compilation issue that you are not able to solve by yourself. In this case, we (a couple of volunteers) have created an unofficial repository. 

The repo's url is: http://flz.politeia.in/bedrock/

It includes:
  • Two supported architectures (for now): amd64 and x86
    • Static binaries (already compiled packages that are ready for use).
    • A couple of extra static binaries that might be useful for you (for example grub-static)
Reading the README file on how to use the packages is advised. With these, you should be able to get yourself a running Bedrock - just follow the install instructions and where you should compile/install the packages by yourself, just use the already compiled static binaries provided by the unofficial repo.


PART 2: rootfs and VirtualBox images.
As a try to make an even easier and faster way for users to be able to play with Bedrock's environment and functionality, I've tried to provide completely working solutions to the laziest people here ;).

What this contains: grub (0.97), 3.4 kernel (only ext4 support available), udev and a bunch of other useful tools provided by buildroot.

Unfortunately, currently only amd64 images are provided here:

  • BedrockLinux.vdi-VERSION.tar.xz - A VirtualBox .vdi image (used as a hard disk). Just create a VM and attach the this .vdi image as only hard disk (as SATA). 
  • rootfs-VERSION.tar.xz - It's a complete tree of files that you need to populate your Bedrock's partition.

Keep in mind that the two methods BedrockLinux.vdi-VERSION.tar.xz or rootfs-VERSION.tar.xz contain only a base Bedrock environment. You need to properly configure Bedrock and a Bedrock client to your liking.

The BedrockLinux+DISTRO-VERSION.vdi.tar.xz method is an already configured Bedrock base with an already configured client. You can use this as an example so you can configure more/others clients to your liking.

Bedrock boot process.

Here you can see a couple of chinese students trying out Bedrock following this blog post (no photoshop used, really! :-P).
Chinese students installing Bedrock Linux.


Regards.

3 comments:

  1. Do you provide and complete vbox image with working system ? :>

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  2. I use my host distro to build working (at least for me) VMs of Buildrock so other people can try and use it if they see fit. Any feedback is welcome.

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  3. What distros iso did you use to create your VMs of Bedrock?

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