Baserock 14.24 is released

Last week we cut down to just releasing the devel system images. This week we have also cut down the size of the devel systems to everything sufficient to build the other systems.

Changes since Baserock 14.23:

  • Morph has had various changes made, see its NEWS file for details

  • Distbuild nodes will now check whether they have sufficient space available before attempting to build, and will make space if they don't.

  • Initramfs support has improved, they will now correctly fill out their fstab, so it is now possible to use a virtio disk as your rootfs, or write your disk image to a USB flash drive and boot from it.

    Upgrading these systems is possible, but they stop using the initramfs after upgrade.

    This does not prevent booting a system which uses virtio disks, since it tells extlinux which disk the rootfs is on, but hardware changes, such as inserting an extra device, could prevent it booting in future.

  • Linux has been updated to 3.15 for all systems

  • util-linux has been updated to v2.24.2

  • e2fsprogs has been updated to v1.42.10

  • util-linux and e2fsprogs both offer versions of blkid, findfs, fsck and uuid. We now prefer the versions provided by util-linux over those in e2fsprogs.

How do I get started?

Start with the following page:

How do I get in contact?

- IRC: freenode #baserock
- Public mailing list:
- See also: <>

If you find a bug in Baserock, we'd like to hear from you using one of the above methods.

The Baserock project welcomes new participants! We hope you enjoy experimenting with Baserock and look forward to hearing about any cool things you do with our work.