Voodoo Beta2 ISO release

Hi folks, after one month heavy hacking during the evenings/weekends on archboot. 0.8 Beta2 Isos are available for i686 and x86_64.

This time only isolinux is used to avoid non booting cd media.

  • switched to kernel
  • to boot the ISO 96 MB RAM are recommended, it breaks somewhere between 80 - 90 MB RAM. (calculated like this: kernel image + initrd size + decompressed initrd)
  • fixed many other small things i cannot remember ;)

The 0.8 Isos now run like any installed arch system, here are the highlights:

  • pacman is included to allow installation of any other needed package in install environment.
  • complete /etc/rc.d/ and /etc/rc.conf support
  • complete arch network support, including ssh, telnet and portmap services
  • custom config files support: any media with /config directory and files will be copied to /etc/ install environment
  • loading packages as addons during boot: any media with /packages directory including pacman packages will be installed during bootup.
  • links and naim included to be able to communicate over the internet.
  • complete kexec support
  • updated doku to 0.8

ISOs are on the way to the mirrors so please be patient until they are synced.

i686 x86_64

everything mentioned here should be fixed: Showstoppers

Forum feedback thread is here: Forum

please test those Isos well and try to break them, we are stepping forward to rc candidates soon :)

Again to clarify Beta2 doesn't mean Arch 0.8 is in beta2 stage, the install environment is meant with beta2.

Have fun and thanks for testing.

greetings tpowa