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Kraken3

Kraken 3 as of 7/29/09

Development started Feb 27, 2009 when I got the bright idea to just try to boot a bootstrapped directory.

Current features

  • Full 2.6.30-2 kernel
  • 686, AMD64 support if needed
  • Firefox
  • flashplugin
  • Thunderbird + Lightning extension + Enigmail
  • Openoffice.org 3
  • Qemu
  • K3b
  • Imagemagick
  • Fluxbox
  • Awesome
  • Conky
  • Pidgin + OTR extension
  • Gparted with full fat*, ext* and ntfs support
  • openvpn
  • sshfs
  • zsh
  • subversion client
  • screen
  • rdesktop
  • tightvnc
  • nVidia drivers (could add fglrx, if I had a card to test)
  • USB, CD, PXE versions

TODO

  • auto mounter
  • desktop icons
  • cmdline options
    • dhcp
    • static ip
    • alternative usb image path
  • cron
  • persistent file support
    • usb
    • gmailfs
    • webdav
    • ftp
  • fglrx

Status

USB

  • Disk: 404MB
  • RAM: 70MB

Kraken2

This was a fairly short lived version. Basically, it used the debian kernel and a lot of the binaries with basic dependency resolving and hardware detection support. Kraken2 was developed for a week or so. Development pretty much stopped at the beginnings of a package manager.

Kraken1

Live cd, built from scratch for optimal size and speed (ricer mentality I know, but here it counts). All in all, it's running reasonable with no X server, but for all the extra fun enhancements, it looks like X needs to be loaded somehow.

Features

kernel

  • openmosix
    • 2.6.17-om1
      • builds
      • rumored unstable with openmosix
      • userland tools don't work
      • leaning towards this right now
        • it's already built to my liking
        • 2.4.27 has problems on some machines
        • i'm not going to be clustering this that much anyway
        • Waldo/Guerilla filesystem will work here just as well as 2.4
    • 2.4.27-om1
      • already compiled, meaning not as small as it could be
      • ancient
      • userland tools work
  • openssi
    • 2.6.10
      • hard to find
      • working with 2.6 and openssi
      • hard to get working
        • very strange proc issues
        • lots of userland tools need to be compiled with libcluster support
        • overall, lots to deal with

basic system

  • busybox
    • used for majority of tools
    • build by hand
    • has almost everything needed

ssh/scp/sshd

  • dropbear
    • for ssh and friends
    • currently a static multicall binary
    • dependent on uclibc, glibc is already present due to busybox
    • doesn't support dynamic proxies
  • openssh
    • it works
    • not *that* big

browser

  • links
    • using version 2 for fb graphics
    • blue screens (literally) on exit
  • firefox
    • bigger
    • requires X
    • more complient

windows compatibility

  • qemu
    • not fully tested
    • not friendly with vga=791
  • wine
    • dependent on X
    • don't need to login to the system to use the apps installed locally

window manager

  • something small and quick
    • fluxbox?
    • joe's wm
    • anything else?
      • ratpoison?
      • xmonad? (personal favorite) Jmcarthur 09:40, 29 July 2009 (CDT)

misc tools

  • installed
    • nc thanks to busybox
    • nmap
    • tcpdump
    • ngrep
    • ntfs-3g
  • planned installed
    • scanrand
      • doesn't seem to go once started

background

  • kraken2112_2.jpg it's perfect.

Current Sizes

  • Kernel(2.6): 1.4MB
  • Initramfs: 9.7MB
  • Memory: 24MB

Status

Current rev 0.2.0b stuck on font issue for 0.3.0b

0.3.0b

  • main
    • hostname set at bootloader
    • rdate run after network, specified at boot
    • update fluxbox to the nice pseudo transparent one

0.2.0b

  • packages
    • firefox (done)
    • vncviewer (done, added to base)
    • rdesktop (done, added to base)
  • main
    • sshd (done)
      • shared public keys (done)
    • boot menu
      • pretty logo (working on vesamenu.c32)
      • no x (done)
      • no network (done)
      • packages (done)
      • unionfs home directory usb thinger booya
    • fluxbox time format (done)
    • ntfs password app (done)

0.0.1b

Currently, Kraken is a 11MB live cd, working elements include:

  • busybox
  • 2.6.17-om (however the openmosix side of things is disabled)
  • bash
  • openssh
  • Xvesa
  • links2
  • fluxbox

0.0.1b: a7ccb2456ef028a6b6f49f4f52f3648e https://the.narro.ws/~brimstone/kraken/kraken-0.0.1b.iso
Released: March 30, 2007