Posted on 04 Jan 2021 - Michael Czigler
Why install 9front on a Linode virtual machine? Because we can!
Click the Configurations tab and press Add a Configuration. Specify a Label name and the following recommended parameters and press Submit.
|Boot Settings||Direct Disk|
|Run Level||Run Default Level|
|Memory Limit||Do not set any limits on memory usage|
|Block Device Assignment||“/dev/sda” matches the Storage tab Label name.|
|Filesystem/Boot Helpers||All options disabled|
Open a new LISH console window. Once in Rescue mode, download your installation media and copy it to your boot disk. Refer to one of the 9front mirrors for the latest image.
wget http://9front.org/iso/9front-8013.d9e940a768d1.amd64.iso.gz -q -O -| funzip | dd of=/dev/sda
A complete desktop experience over a pseudoterminal. Pretty nifty, right?
There are many resources at your disposal if you are looking to learn more about 9front or plan9. Here are some of the best that I have found:
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