UPDATED (June 2021): 17-distro multi-boot image for Pinephone (incl. 3GiB variant)
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I've prepared a multi-boot image for people who want to easily try as many distributions as possible. Official website is now here: https://xnux.eu/p-boot-demo/




Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyvFNGUxtIY

https://megous.com/dl/tmp/multi2.mp4

Or: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqyuKysK6ag

https://megous.com/dl/tmp/multi4.mp4 or https://megous.com/dl/tmp/multi5.mp4



Some history/details are on my blog: https://xnux.eu/log/



You can reach me at p-boot@xnux.eu
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#2
Question: which of these distros do you like best?
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#3
I haven't had time to play with either of them much. A bunch of them look quite polished already at first look, though.
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(09-08-2020, 06:01 PM)megous Wrote: I've prepared a multi-boot image for people who want to easily try as many disitrbutions as possible.

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You're amazing. Thank you! I'm looking forward to trying this out.

I imagine for updated versions of the operating systems, there is no easy way to update individual distros?
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(09-08-2020, 06:01 PM)megous Wrote: I've prepared a multi-boot image for people who want to easily try as many disitrbutions as possible.

It's big so it's distributed as torrent only: https://megous.com/dl/tmp/0b32272c297f80...40.torrent (seed if you can)

Many thanks for that brilliant work.
I fully understand that you do not want to have the full downloading traffic on your website. However I never used torrents and was not able to get my installation working.

Therefore my suggestion that you put that image on some common storage server like pastebin and publish that URL heere.
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@megous is there a script to setup p-boot or does it have to be setup manually? I gave it a go but the red/green led flashes probably mean mistakes in my boot.conf file. Also, is there any support for glodroid (aosp)?
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(09-09-2020, 02:01 AM)nas Wrote: @megous is there a script to setup p-boot or does it have to be setup manually? I gave it a go but the red/green led flashes probably mean mistakes in my boot.conf file. Also, is there any support for glodroid (aosp)?

It's not a Braveheart induced issue, is it?
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(09-09-2020, 02:01 AM)nas Wrote: @megous is there a script to setup p-boot or does it have to be setup manually? I gave it a go but the red/green led flashes probably mean mistakes in my boot.conf file. Also, is there any support for glodroid (aosp)?
You're giving too little detail. This is just an image that's meant to be flashed to SD card and has everything setup already. No need to run p-boot-conf.

(09-08-2020, 07:22 PM)SpoofyKid Wrote:
(09-08-2020, 06:01 PM)megous Wrote: I've prepared a multi-boot image for people who want to easily try as many disitrbutions as possible.

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You're amazing. Thank you! I'm looking forward to trying this out.

I imagine for updated versions of the operating systems, there is no easy way to update individual distros?
If you enlarge the partition/filesystem, you can update them the regular way.

At least pureos update worked out fine for me.

I made some files that need to stay the same immutable, so as long as update will not try to overwrite the bootloader, updates should not break my changes to the modem scripts.

(09-09-2020, 02:22 AM)SpoofyKid Wrote:
(09-09-2020, 02:01 AM)nas Wrote: @megous is there a script to setup p-boot or does it have to be setup manually? I gave it a go but the red/green led flashes probably mean mistakes in my boot.conf file. Also, is there any support for glodroid (aosp)?

It's not a Braveheart induced issue, is it?
To me it looks like an unrelated question (to this image) about p-boot in general.

(09-09-2020, 12:51 AM)LinAdmin Wrote:
(09-08-2020, 06:01 PM)megous Wrote: I've prepared a multi-boot image for people who want to easily try as many disitrbutions as possible.

It's big so it's distributed as torrent only: https://megous.com/dl/tmp/0b32272c297f80...40.torrent (seed if you can)

Many thanks for that brilliant work.
I fully understand that you do not want to have the full downloading traffic on your website. However I never used torrents and was not able to get my installation working.

Therefore my suggestion that you put that image on some common storage server like pastebin and publish that URL heere.
I'll try to upload beta version somewhere, when it will be available.
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(09-09-2020, 03:24 AM)megous Wrote: You're giving too little detail. This is just an image that's meant to be flashed to SD card and has everything setup already. No need to run p-boot-conf.

Yes, I should have been more clear: I was following the p-boot install instructions on the website before you posted this ready-made image. Nevermind, it's a bit off-topic for this thread and probably beyond my skill level.
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Thank you, very much for this. I'll try it as soon as i get my pinephone.

One question, could glodroid work with p-boot?
Apparently it is in a very rough state right now but it would like to try it out once it gets more polished.
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