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gBootRoot makes the construction and development of distributions fun and simple with its Root Methods (Yard) and user-mode-linux test bed. Finish the product with a Boot Method (2-disk compression supported). Normal (non-root) users can make root filesystems and boot disks. It includes the make_debian script to create a testable user-mode-linux base Debian system, add-ons to enhance methods, and an MTD Emulator useful for running distributions made with the jffs/jffs2 filesystem.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  01 Mar 2003 06:50

    Release Notes: A new if/elsif control structure was added for the Yard template. The binary packages are now compiled for glibc versions newer than 2.2.5. Several important bugfixes and improvements were made, and uml-patch 2.4.20-1 and uml_utilities 20030202 are now used.

    •  15 Jan 2003 07:56

      Release Notes: This version adds a command-line interface to the Yard method, completely automates the source package, fixes lock-up bugs related to newer Perl modules and a problem locating NSS libraries for newer glibc versions, adds automatic recognition to determine the mode=(skas|tt) UML option, and configures NEST=1 to allow UML to run both on the host kernel and within itself.

      •  12 Mar 2002 09:26

        Release Notes: An MTD emulator was added to the to the UML box to run distributions made either with MTD-specific filesystems like jffs2 or conventional filesytems. The UML kernel was updated (to 2.4.18-2um). Improved staging behavior for normal users, the cad mconsole command, and the ability to construct jffs/jffs2 images were added.

        •  14 Feb 2002 06:49

          Release Notes: This release updates root_fs_helper to properly work with 2.4.17-10um, and alters the kernel filesystem detection order so that cramfs doesn't cause initrd to fail.

          •  09 Feb 2002 06:54

            Release Notes: This version adds a button to access filesystem box in ARS. It also updates tools to 20020125 and the UML kernel to 2.4.17-10um. RPM packages are now available.


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