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February 25, 2007

Development Release: Arch Linux 0.8 Beta 2

Filed under: Distributions — tuxicity @ 3:42 pm

Original from archlinux.org:Hi folks,
after one month heavy hacking during the evenings/weekends on archboot.
0.8 Beta2 Isos are available for i686 and x86_64.This time only isolinux is used to avoid non booting cd media.
– switched to kernel
– to boot the ISO 96 MB RAM are recommended, it breaks somewhere between 80 – 90 MB RAM.
(calculated like this: kernel image + initrd size + decompressed initrd)
– fixed many other small things i cannot remember ;)The 0.8 Isos now run like any installed arch system,
here are the highlights:
* pacman is included to allow installation of any other needed package
in install environment.
* complete /etc/rc.d/ and /etc/rc.conf support
* complete arch network support, including ssh,telnet and portmap services
* custom config files support:
any media with /config directory and files will be copied to /etc/
install environment
* loading packages as addons during boot:
any media with /packages directory including pacman packages will be
installed during bootup.
* links and naim included to be able to communicate over the internet.
* complete kexec support
* updated doku to 0.8

ISOs are on the way to the mirrors so please be patient until they are synced.


everything mentioned here should be fixed:

Forum feedback thread is here:

please test those Isos well and try to break them, we are stepping forward to
rc candidates soon 🙂

Again to clarify Beta2 doesn’t mean Arch 0.8 is in beta2 stage, the install
environment is meant with beta2.

Have fun and thanks for testing.



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