Install

Downloads

Two "flavours" are available :

  • full : Packages that Isotop will install are included in install media.
  • netinst : When installing Isotop, additional packages are downloaded (require internet access).

Get Isotop with a torrent client (recommended) or see http mirrors below.

Remember to check checksums with sha256 command.

Version Architecture Flavour Media Magnet Torrent Checksum SHA256
0.3.2 amd64 full USB Open Download SHA 256
0.3.2 amd64 full CD/DVD Open Download SHA 256
0.3.2 amd64 netinst USB Open Download SHA 256
0.3.2 amd64 netinst CD/DVD Open Download SHA 256
0.3.2 i386 full USB Open Download SHA 256
0.3.2 i386 full CD/DVD Open Download SHA 256
0.3.2 i386 netinst USB Open Download SHA 256
0.3.2 i386 netinst CD/DVD Open Download SHA 256

Thank to nice girls and guys, you can dowload Isotop via http if you don't like torrent  :

Merci à eux !

Before installation

Extract the archive :

gunzip isotop*.gz

Burn the .iso file and boot on it. For a .fs file (for USB drives), use "dd" :

dd if=/location/isotop*.fs of=/dev/sdb bs=1M

In this example, the USB drive is identified as /dev/sdb, else you might erease data on another drive. Enter dmesg after inserting USB drive to be sure.

Install

Install process is like OpenBSD  :

A few warnings

Allow at least 4G on /usr/local to install third-party packages.

Install "site63.tgz" set which contains all Isotop customization compared to a bare OpenBSD.

How to check set "site63.tgz" :

... (Install beginning...)

Let's install the sets!
Location of sets (cd0 disk http or 'done') [cd0]

Enter

Pathname to the sets? (or 'done') [6.3/amd64]

Enter again.

Select sets by entering a set name, a file name pattern or ’all’. De-select
sets by prepending a ’-’ to the set name, file name pattern or ’all’. Selected
sets are labelled ’[X]’.

[X] bsd     [X] base63.tgz  [X] game63.tgz    [X] xfont63.tgz
[X] bsd.rd  [X] comp63.tgz  [X] xbase63.tgz   [X] xserv63.tgz
[ ] bsd.mp  [X] man63.tgz   [X] xshare63.tgz  [ ] site63.tgz

Set name(s)? (or ’abort’ or ’done’) [done]

Write all then return.

Set name(s)? (or ’abort’ or ’done’) [all]

[X] bsd     [X] base63.tgz  [X] game63.tgz    [X] xfont63.tgz
[X] bsd.rd  [X] comp63.tgz  [X] xbase63.tgz   [X] xserv63.tgz
[X] bsd.mp  [X] man63.tgz   [X] xshare63.tgz  [X] site63.tgz

Set name(s)? (or ’abort’ or ’done’) [done]

Enter.

Directory does not contain SHA256.sig. Continue without verification? [no]

Write yes, then return to proceed install.

Finally, `reboot`.

At first boot, all third party packages are installed. Be patient, it's soon over.

Demo

Glimpse of isotop-0.2.1 install :

Isotop-0.2.1 : installation from Thuban on Vimeo.