Sortix 1.1dev nightly manual
This manual documents Sortix 1.1dev nightly, a development build that has not been officially released. You can instead view this document in the latest official manual.
basic system usage and overview
installation(7). Bootable cdrom releases will offer the options of running a live environment, installing the operating system, or upgrading an existing installation.You will be presented a with standard Unix command line environment upon login or booting the live environment.
init(8) spawns a session after boot. This is login(8) if the system is booted in multi-user mode. This is a root shell if booted in single-user mode.To power off from the login screen, login as user poweroff. To reboot, login as user reboot.To power off from a single-user boot root shell, run exit 0 in the shell. To reboot, run exit 1 in the shell.
$ chkblayout dk
- bga(4) - Bochs Graphics Adapter found in virtual machines.
man(1) program. Sortix is currently in the process of being documented and many manual pages are missing. The current priority is to document areas specific to Sortix and assume standard knowledge from other operating systems.
asteroids(6). Additional third party games may be installed through ports.
git(1) repository along with the tools to build it and develop it. The build process is covered in development(7).
extfs(8) and unmount them with unmount(8):Beware that init(8) is unaware of manual mountpoints and powering off will not gracefully unmount. The extfs(8) driver only supports the large_file and filetype ext2 extensions. You can make a compatible filesystem with:
$ extfs /dev/ahci0p1 /mnt
$ unmount /mnt
$ mkfs.ext2 -O none,large_file,filetype