Quirky Pyro32 0.5
This is an alpha release of Quirky Pyro32, compiled from
source in OpenEmbedded and built with woofQ.
Most effort these days goes into the 64-bit build, however,
there is still a demand for a 32-bit build, for older PCs
that do not have a 64-bit CPU, or if they do, it is still
preferable to run a 32-bit distro.
This build is for PCs with BIOS-firmware, not for modern
post-2012 PCs with UEFI-firmware. A Pentium-Pro or later CPU
is required -- the Pentium-Pro was introduced in 1998, and
is a 32-bit CPU. This build will work on later 64-bit CPUs,
they will just run in 32-bit mode.
There are three choices:
This is an image for a 8GB (or bigger) USB Flash stick.
There is a utility provided, easydd.gz, that will work in
most Linux distros, for writing this image to a USB Flash
drive. Or, use a GUI tool, as explained here:
This is the smallest download, a raw image, that can be
installed to any drive or partition. The scripts
4install-quirky-to-partition.gz can be used. This option is
for those familiar with the Linux commandline. The scripts
may not work on some Linux distros.
This is a live-CD image. Use your favourite CD-burning tool.
At the time of release, there are a couple of known bugs:
1. xcalc crashes
This is a calculator. It brings Xorg down with it.
2. Syslinux is incomplete
Remastering of a live-CD might not work. /usr/share/syslinux
is missing isohdpfx.bin and ldlinux.c32. These can be found
in this file, if you want to try a manual fix:
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Nov. 5, 2017