Building your own Coinboot image
Coinboot is a framework for diskless computing.
Coinboot uses a heavy adapted version of debirf to build the Coinboot base image which makes it possible to run machines diskless and completely in-memory.
Coinboot is made to be lightweight. Measuring ~85M for the initramfs and ~7M for the kernel archive.
Coinboot is currently based on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial.
For more information how to boot your machines with Coinboot visit: https://coinboot.io
- Docker and Docker Compose
All hardware which is supported by a 4.4
generic kernel of Debian/Ubuntu should just work out of the box.
The reference hardware setup is build around a Gigabyte GA-H110-D3A mainboard.
- Architecture: AMD64
- Chipset: Intel H110
- CPU: Intel-based with integrated GPU
- NIC: Realtek RTL8111G
Further hardware support can be added by using the Coinboot plugin system e.g. to integrate the proprietary AMDGPU-Pro driver.
We also try to built up an overview with hardware setups known to work.
For the build process Vagrant or Docker with Docker Compose can be used.
To build the Coinboot base image consisting of a initramfs archive (
initramfs) and kernel archive (
$ vagrant up
$ docker-compose up
When the build has finished the resulting archives are written to the
Gunter Miegel email@example.com
Fork this repo. Make a pull request to this repo.