Here’s a new version of Moebius Linux for Raspberry Pi boards, version v1.1.0 is now marked as stable and freely available from download area. Some major improvements are now inside this new image, first of all there’s a full support for newer 512Mb boards as well as for 256Mb versions. This new release image has been shrinked a little bit more but this is not the only news, in fact here are major improvemens:
Changelog

  • Support for both 256Mb and 512Mb boards
  • New configuration files structure with major improvements on partition 1 (Broadcom and RPi Foundation specs)
  • Overclocking capabilities are enabled by default
  • Linux Kernel v3.6.11, ARM HF platform, armv6l
  • Updated package repository (raspbian, ARM-HF), huge repository with .deb packages
  • Python included in the standard image due to a lot of requests from users
  • Configuration utility name changed to “moebius.config
  • DHCP enabled on boot
  • It fits on every SD card starting from 1Gb. No matter about hw manufacturer, real image size when uncompressed it’s about ~600Mb (so it will fit on everything), previous one was bigger
  • Swap space (if needed) it’s calculated as a small percentage of the size of the SD card
  • A full running system at startup takes about 25-30Mb of RAM, the remaining part of the memory is for you and your applications
  • Root FS autoresize feature improved, you may resize your root partition on a running system to fit the whole disk on the fly, automatically from moebius.config utility, no manual intervention required. This new version relies on fdisk and resize2fs, no more parted utility
  • Expecially targeted for small servers or embedded appliances, if you want a desktop distro please take something else
  • Username: root, default password: raspi, for safety reasons please change password to something else after your first boot

Big changes are mainly focused on new 512Mb boards and new configuration files from Broadcom, image has been shrinked a little bit more even if it has python loaded on default. A major cleanup and a new kernel are the big changes here. Take a look at it in the download area.

New tutorials will be available in the next few days and more doc will follow as well, also visit the support area to get in touch and feel free to write your questions

Have fun and download it :)

Ben

 
7 Comments

7 responses to Moebius v1.1.0 available

  1. Jerome on 2013/05/05 at 2:36 pm Reply

    Hi,

    I see that you re-uploaded Moebius v1.1.0. What was changed? I tested the first image and found that the partition expansion was broken (comparing GB with MB), was that what you fixed?

    Thanks

    • ben on 2013/05/05 at 11:04 pm Reply

      Hi Jerome,
      I have created the post in the website and I have uploaded the new image into the sourceforge file area, I did it while traveling and I was using a 3g connection for it, my mistake. Unreliable data connection and Sourceforge autonotifications (on newer uploads) caused a bad image and an RSS feed for a wrong image.
      It will surely not work, I have dowloaded it from sourceforge and tested by myself and as you I can see the corrupted partition table. I’m downloading the new image right now (from a DSL line this time…), please wait 20-30mins and it will be fine this time.
      I’ll put down a new post when finished

  2. Chris on 2013/05/06 at 11:31 pm Reply

    A big thanks for this new release. For most of my blog tutorials, Moebius is the point of start with so less memory used and so many options !
    Thanks for the job

  3. Will on 2013/05/08 at 4:14 am Reply

    SD expansion isn’t working on the latest download through SourceForge :/

    • ben on 2013/05/13 at 10:11 pm Reply

      I have had few problems with bigger cards (>=8Gb) and I was using the wrong method to calculate available disk space, just fixed it with a newly downloadable version, check it out from download area, use v1.1.1 instead of this version and let me know how it goes with it

  4. Kompu on 2013/05/26 at 12:40 pm Reply

    SD expansion isn’t working on the 1.1.1

    I get:

    “Unable to mount root fs on unknown-blog”

    I’m using 1Gb card

    • ben on 2013/05/30 at 12:59 am Reply

      I’ve found the problem with SD cards, I’ve made few tests with a cheap 1Gb Panasonic card, rated for 1G but it has across 920M available. I have mailed you yesterday to tell I’m working on it. Now it’s solved and I’m packing all together for a new release. Check your mail again if you want to test it before the release

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