[vbox-dev] Release: VMKnoppix 20080519 (based on KNOPPIX5.3.1 CD size)

Kuniyasu Suzaki k.suzaki at aist.go.jp
Fri May 23 09:35:03 GMT 2008


We release VMKnoppix 20080519 (based on KNOPPPIX5.3.1 CD size).
VMKnoppix is 1CD Linux(KNOPPIX) which includes a lot of virtual machine software.
  Guide-PDF http://www.rcis.aist.go.jp/project/knoppix/vmknoppix/VMKnoppix-20080519-E.pdf

# The original KNOPPIX 5.3.1 is DVD (4.3GB) but we shrink it CD size(675MB). 
# The VMKnoppix works as KNOPPIX 5.3.1 CD.
## It includes framework software only (KDE, Compiz-Fusion, iceweasel).

*** Special Features of this version ***
* The based KNOPPIX is updated to 5.3.1(kernel 2.6.24).
* Include secure virtual machine monitor "BitVisor 0.2".
* Update Xen to version 3.2.1.
* Include Internet boot loader "InetBoot".
    The GRUB Menu includes items of InetBoot for old VMKnoppix/Xenoppix.
* Includes network bootloader "gPXE" which deals with normal PXE and HTTP/iSCSI boot.
* Include "GRUB-IMA(Integrity Measurement Architecture)" which treats Trusted Boot.
* Set up Xen3.2.1 + vTPM (TPM Emulator) for Trusted Computing.
    The virtual machine includes a TPM and TCG-BIOS and runs "KNOPPIX
    for Trusted Computing Geeks(Trusted Boot+Remote Attestation) on it.
* Include Internet Client "OS Circular".
    It enables to boot some Linux Distributions {CentOS5 |Debian
    Etch| Ubuntu606 |Ubuntu610 |Ubuntu704} on a virtual machine
    {Xen|QEMU|KQEMU|KVM} with Internet Virtual Disk "Trusted
* Include QEMU091(x86_64) which offers ADM-V instruction set for virtual machine.
    KVM runs on it but Xen-HVM doesn't.

*** VMKnoppix includes the following virtual machine software ***
* Xen3.2.1 (Dom0 kernel 2.6.18) http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/srg/netos/xen/
* BitVisor http://www.securevm.org/bitvisor.html (Written in Japanese)
* KVM60 http://sourceforge.net/projects/kvm
* QEMU091 http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/
* KQEMU http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/kqemu-doc.html
* UML http://user-mode-linux.sourceforge.net/
* Virtual Box http://www.virtualbox.org/

*** VMKnoppix includes the following network boot software  ***
* gPXE http://www.etherboot.org
* InetBoot http://openlab.jp/oscircular/inetboot/
* OSCircular http://openlab.jp/oscircular

*** Download ***
* File Name: knoppix_v5.3.1CD_20080326_xen3.2.1-20080519.iso
* MD5: 20b6114496fef6dde61e7ed6fcf82c09
* FTP: (Ring Servers): ftp://www.ring.gr.jp/archives/linux/knoppix/iso/knoppix_v5.3.1CD_20080326_xen3.2.1-20080519.iso
* HTTP (Ring Servers): http://www.ring.gr.jp/archives/linux/knoppix/iso/knoppix_v5.3.1CD_20080326_xen3.2.1-20080519.iso
* Bittorrent: http://www.rcis.jp/project/knoppix/knoppix_v5.3.1CD_20080326_xen3.2.1-20080519.iso.torrent

*** Announce ***
This topic will be discussed at the BOF of Ottawa Linux Symposium08.


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