Pre-release

0.0.3

@jackpot51 jackpot51 released this Dec 1, 2016 · 1035 commits to master since this release

First Redox ISO Release

ISO Downloads

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.

Information

  • 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

Example VirtualBox Configuration

General:
OS: Other/Unknown (64-bit)

System:
Base Memory: 1024MB or more
Acceleration: VT-x/AMD-V, Nested Paging, PAE/NX, KVM Paravirtualization
Chipset: ICH9
Pointing Device: PS/2 Mouse
Extended Features: Enable I/O APIC

Display:
Video Memory: 32MB
Remote Desktop Server: Disabled
Video Capture: Disabled

Storage:
Controller: SATA
SATA Port 0: [Optical Drive] with the LiveCD ISO file

Audio:
Host Driver: DirectSound (on Windows), PulseAudio (on Linux), ??? (on MacOS)
Controller: ICH AC97

Network:
Adapter 1: Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (NAT) (82540EM)

USB:
Disabled