If you had issues with 0.0.5, many of them have been fixed with 0.0.6, or are better reported.
If you encounter any issues, please try to capture the serial port output and upload it in a GitHub issue.
This release fixes kernel paging issues causing a kernel panic in the event that
ipd does not find a network interface. This may also fix random freezes caused by the same paging issue.
First Redox ISO Release
This is a test release to see if the new live disk works correctly on a number of different machines. The correct file to download is livedisk.iso.
- Using a virtual machine like VirtualBox or QEMU is recommended but not required.
- It is recommended to give the VM at least 1024 MB of memory. No disk space is required.
- If you want to install to a USB stick, please use
isohybrid. Future releases will do this automatically.
- The display will be set to 1024x768. This is intentional, to avoid errors with mode setting. Selection of the resolution will be available in future releases.
- Use the F1, F2, F3, and F4 keys to select a virtual screen. F1 is the debug console, F2 and F3 are virtual terminals, and F4 is the orbital GUI
- The only supported network cards are the Intel 8254x and RTL8169. The Intel 8254x is available in VirtualBox and in QEMU.
What to Test
- Please try the GUI, and typical Unix commands in the terminal emulator.
- Networking may be available if you have a supported card and are using DHCP. The browser is incomplete and not expected to support most sites.
- Any unexpected behavior should be reported, particularly any crashes or halts.
Where to Talk
- Please report any issues discovered, however big or small here: https://github.com/redox-os/redox/issues
- Our website is here: https://redox-os.org. We post news there from time to time.
- We have a forum here that you may use to talk about Redox: https://discourse.redox-os.org/
- We have a subreddit here: https://reddit.com/r/redox/
- We have an IRC at irc.mozilla.org #redox
- For email inquiries, including invites to the developer chat, email email@example.com
Example VirtualBox Configuration
OS: Other/Unknown (64-bit)
Base Memory: 1024MB or more
Acceleration: VT-x/AMD-V, Nested Paging, PAE/NX, KVM Paravirtualization
Pointing Device: PS/2 Mouse
Extended Features: Enable I/O APIC
Video Memory: 32MB
Remote Desktop Server: Disabled
Video Capture: Disabled
SATA Port 0: [Optical Drive] with the LiveCD ISO file
Host Driver: DirectSound (on Windows), PulseAudio (on Linux), ??? (on MacOS)
Controller: ICH AC97
Adapter 1: Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (NAT) (82540EM)