[svlug] VOID Linux, how to install???
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Wed Mar 9 16:03:41 PST 2016
On Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:35:48 +0000
Ehud Kaldor <ehud.kaldor at gmail.com> wrote:
> you mean this?
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 2:15 PM Michael C. Robinson
> <plug_1 at robinson-west.com> wrote:
> > Google has found a home page for VOID Linux, but all I can find are
> > live images and not the installer :-( Linux enthusiasts, please
> > help!
For i686 and X64 Void, the installer, which is called "void-installer",
is contained in the live image. Just run it as root, answer the
questions, and install Void. It's a real shame that the name of the
installer is such a well kept secret. Void is wonderful, but most of
its documentation sux.
AFAIK, if you're installing the ARM version, there's no installer: You
must do a step by step chroot install, whose instructions are all over
the net and vary significantly.
In the last month or two I shoehorned Void onto a box with 128MB RAM. I
did this as follows:
* Run the no-X live CD
* Run void-installer
* Choose Internet as software source
* Unless you have a Wifi that won't work
* After installation, reboot without install media
* As root, xbps-install -Su
* The preceding updates sources and upgrades software.
* Do once a day
* xbps-install xorg
* To install X
* You might need to SUID one of those X wrappers
* If X runs as root but not normal user
* xbps-install <chosen-window-manager>
* Tweak ~/.xinitrc to run the window manager's session executable
I know this is conceited to say, but I personally think the best Void
Linux documentation is at
I've used Void to run my business for about 4 months now, and I'm so in
love with it my wife is jealous. If you like DIY Linux but don't want
to spend the time of Linux From Scratch or a compilation-install
distro, Void is the best.
It uses Runit for its init system, which in my opinion is miles better
than sysvinit and even more superior to systemd.
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