Devuan installation instructions
Devuan is a base GNU/Linux distribution that can be reliably installed on actual hardware (bare metal) or on virtual machines (virtualbox, qemu and such cloud computing forms).
To install Devuan on a PC, download the ISO file and toast it on a CD/DVD support or on a USB key.
This can be done using a generic CD mastering program, “Disk Utility”
on OSX or even
dd from a GNU/Linux machine.
The ISO files
DVD are hybrid images and can be
either burned on a CD/DVD or used as a USB key image. Once toasted on
a support they will run the usual operating system installer.
live image is can be put on a USB or SD card using
dd and then
booted directly from it. The live image is what we really consider to
be the Devuan desktop, so please if you do a review of Devuan used
as a desktop distribution refer to our live release.
minimal-live image is a fully featured live version of Devuan
working only for console, coming with a set of packages that are handy
and fun to have if you love terminals and don’t use X. It is also
equipped to work well for blind people.
We provide ready-to-use images for the most popular embedded computing
platforms, in particular we are starting with
These images can be downloaded via torrent or from the download zone,
then put on a SD card using the
dd method and booted directly on
The embedded images are made using our arm-sdk on top of the devuan-sdk.
We distribute virtual machine base images, ready to use on various virtualization platforms. They are all available in the downloads section.
The VM images are made using our vm-sdk on top of the devuan-sdk.
Qemu images are built ready for deployment, customization or conversion to other formats. They are available from the stable release directory in files.devuan.org.
The scripts used to bake the image are all included in the devuan-SDK.
.qcow2 image we distribute is ready to boot with kvm.
Download the Qemu image, then boot it with, for example:
qemu-system-x86_64 --enable-kvm -hda devuan_jessie_1.0.0_amd64.qcow2
Images are also available for the
i386 architecture. The Qemu format
is a gateway to the conversion to more formats, for more information
refer to the documentation of the
qemu-img convert command.
To quickly deploy a new Vagrant image based on Devuan, just copy the
following file in your HOME directory and run
mkdir devuan-vagrant && cd $_ && cat << EOF > Vagrantfile Vagrant.configure(2) do |config| config.vm.box = "https://files.devuan.org/devuan_jessie/virtual/devuan_jessie_1.0.0_amd64_vagrant.box" config.ssh.username = "root" config.ssh.password = "toor" config.vm.guest = :debian config.vm.synced_folder ".", "/vagrant", disabled: true end EOF vagrant up vagrant ssh
Services offering Devuan
Data Center Light: Gives back to the Devuan community by organising Devuan hackatons and has had special offers on Devuan VMs: https://devuanhosting.com
OpenNebula: Offers Devuan ASCII guest images off their marketplace and and also for free: http://marketplace.opennebula.org