This is a very alpha project with very promising prospects. Not much software other than the core basics, a tiny kernel that boots in QEMU and other virtual realities, it can possibly boot on some plain-jane hardware, we didn’t try. It is tiny in size and tiny in resource use. In our tries we were booted and loged-in as root with about 14MB of Ram use.
If you don’t like Qemu you can use its utility to convert the image to a vdi (VirtualBox)
qemu-img convert -O vdi glaucus-bennettae-finit-x86_64-30092020.img glaucus-bennettae-finit-x86_64-30092020.vdi
Virtualbox has its own converting utility. The image constitutes of a whole drive and a single linux partition, so don’t even try burning the .img into a single partition. It also has a minimal bootloader embeded in it, so make sure it is the first drive in a series or /dev/sda in linux, or it will not boot. If it is mounted to another system it can be edited, and so can its bootloading configuration, so feel free to experiment.
The utilities to build software in it are not complete yet, so this is more like a demo, don’t plan to make it a work system or a server of some sort. But whatever is done already seems like it has careful attention to detail and seems 100%. So this is very promising compared to projects that seem to be published a bit sloppy, like our beloved mere linux that has incompatible libraries in it. Mere-linux by the way has been recently gotten some attention from its creator and is moving a step or two.
It seems as the covid closures and isolation has resulted in some slowly appearing creativity, which is the only positive aspect of a pandemic.
NO SIGNS OF SYSTEMD OR ELOGIND IN THESE PROJECTS FOLKS, FEEL FREE AS LONG AS IT LASTS
ps thanks again to Dr.Saleem Khan, the eternal distrohopping maniac, for alerting us to the existence of this new gem.