Zero-OS Bootstrapping

Welcome to the Zero-OS Boot Generator Assistant which will helps you to generate your own boot device for your system. Please follow the next steps. These steps will guide you to setup a boot device ready to use Zero-OS v2.

Who are you ?

In order to identify and link the operating system to your farm, you need to set your Farmer ID on the system.
You can find more information here.

Which release do you want ?

Zero-OS comes by default with 3 different running modes. Each mode has its own settings, own network and own purpose.
Please choose the release you want.

Production

The real network

Production releases are used for server ready to serve the real grid. This release is the most stable and optimized version we have.

This release is the only one you can use if you want to host real workflow.

Testing

Make it bulletproof

Before sending release over the real world, we want to ensure everything is bulletproof, rock solid and tested a lot. Averyy release we make before going in production, goes into this testing release and uses the same settings as production but on a separate network to not interfere with the real world.

These releases are made for people who want to test the system and help the community to improve the system.

Development

Crashtest

Our developers never stop to improve and add features to Zero-OS to make it even better. As soon as something has to be tested, this is done in development mode. This mode is the most unstable, but up-to-date, used to test and continuously develop the operating system.

You should use a development release only if you're developer or if someone told you to use this for specific reasons.

Choose your image format

EFI USB

Generate an USB image with EFI (UEFI) bootable kernel.

This is the easiest way to go if your machine is EFI enabled. Any recent computer should support this out-of-box.

To use this image, you'll need to erase and overwrite the complete USB Flash Drive.

This image is a 'dd' able image, it's made to be copy directly on your flash drive and not be used as a file.


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USB Image »

EFI IMG

Generate an EFI (UEFI) bootable image.

This is the way to go if your machine is EFI enabled. Any recent computer should support this out-of-box.

This method requires extra step compared to EFI USB, but it's more flexible.

When you have downloaded this image, you need to place it on a FAT partition. Name this file BOOTX64.EFI in the EFI/BOOT directory.


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EFI Kernel »

iPXE

iPXE boot plain script, this is useful for ensure the script generated is correct.

This script can be used with Packet.net, or anything other provider which allows iPXE script to boot.

Uses the generated URL as remote script or download it.


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iPXE Script »

ISO

Generate an ISO file you can use directly on a Virtual Machine or burn into a CD-ROM.

To use it in a Virtual Machine, choose this file as a CD-ROM image.


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ISO Image »

USB

Generate an USB image which can be copied into a USB Flash Drive directly.

This image won't work on recent computer, please use EFI USB instead.

Warning: to use this image, you'll need to erase and overwrite the complete USB Flash Drive.

This image is a 'dd' able image, it's made to be copy directly on your flash drive and not be used as a file.


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USB Image »

LKRN

Generate an LKRN bootable file.

This is more for advanced users. This file is a bootable kernel you can chain using GRUB or SYSLINUX.


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Raw Kernel »