@DieterReuter DieterReuter released this Aug 18, 2016 · 187 commits to master since this release

HypriotOS 1.0.0 "Blackbeard"

This is the first major release of HypriotOS for the Raspberry Pi - a Debian-based Container OS focused on security and minimal size with all the necessary Docker tools already pre-installed. It is heavily inspired by Raspbian and supports absolutely all Raspberry Pi models (1, 2, 3, Zero & Compute Module) out-of-the-box. The Linux kernel is optimized for use of Docker containers and runs on both ARMv6 and ARMv7 CPU's.

From Zero to Docker in five minutes only:
Downloading the SD card image, flashing it to a SD card and booting up the Raspberry Pi takes less than five minutes - and the latest Docker Engine is already up and running.


  • Linux Kernel 4.4.15 (optimized for Docker)
    • dual-arch kernel for ARMv6 and ARMv7 (supports all Raspberry Pi models)
  • Docker Engine 1.12.1 (officially build from Docker)
  • Docker Machine 0.8.0
  • Docker Compose 1.8.0
  • Hypriot Device-Init 0.1.8
  • HypriotOS-RootFS 1.0.0 - Raspbian/Jessie "Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)"


  • The root file system of the SD card will be automatically resized on first boot
  • No built-in "root" user for increased security
  • Only a single standard user with sudo rights (username "pirate", password "hypriot")
    • User "pirate" is member of group "docker", can start docker commands directly
    • User "pirate" is member of group "video", can access the Raspberry Pi camera module
  • device-init allows image customization before first boot
    • Standard hostname "black-pearl", can be configured in /boot/device-init.yaml
    • WiFi can be configured via device-init in /boot/device-init.yaml
    • Hypriot Flash tool directly supports device-init configuration
  • Avahi service discovery built-in
    • find your Pi with a simple ping black-pearl.local or ping black-pearl on the network
  • Console login via UART pins is enabled by default (for all Raspberry Pi models including Pi 3)
  • Almost all WiFi firmware included for maximum compatibility (atheros, brcm80211, libertas, ralink, realtek)
  • Using Overlay filesystem for Docker storage-driver is activated by default


  • Reduced Image size for quicker SD card flashing (1000 MB/1.0.0 vs. 1300 MB/v0.8.4)
    • flashing to a SanDisk Ultra 16GB microSD card takes 01:56min only (2014 MBP, OS X 10.11)
  • Reduced .img.zip size for smaller and faster downloads (232 MB/1.0.0 vs. 504 MB/v0.8.4)
  • Optimized file system to support more Inodes (1x Inode per 4 KB block)
  • Faster boot times (measured with a freshly flashed SD card, no containers, no additional apps)
    • first boot: 19 sec. from power-on to login prompt on UART console
    • normal boot: 15-17 sec. from power-on to login prompt on UART console
    • reboot: 22 sec. to login prompt on UART console
  • Minimized memory usage, 41 MB only (new install, right after boot, w/ SSH session)
  • Minimized disk usage, 600 MB only (new install)
$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/root        14G  600M   13G   5% /
devtmpfs        427M     0  427M   0% /dev
tmpfs           431M     0  431M   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs           431M   17M  415M   4% /run
tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs           431M     0  431M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mmcblk0p1   64M   30M   34M  47% /boot

Removed Features

Fixed Issues

  • this release works on all Raspberry Pi models (1, 2, 3, Zero & Compute Module) as the Docker Engine 1.12.1 is built for ARMv6

Quick Installation

$ flash https://github.com/hypriot/image-builder-rpi/releases/download/v1.0.0/hypriotos-rpi-v1.0.0.img.zip
$ ssh pirate@black-pearl.local
  • login with username "pirate", password "hypriot"


The MIT License (MIT)