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Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 22:59:11 +0200
From: John Spencer <>
Subject: sabotage linux X86_64 image with LXDE desktop released

I uploaded an image file of my latest sabotage build from

it comes with tinyx and LXDE installed. start X server with "startx" (if 
it fails to start, try to launch it again, there are some timing issues)

the desktop works, but is not polished at all - there's no background 
image and the icon paths seem to be misconfigured.
this can be considered a technoloy preview.
here is a screenshot:

feel free to tweak the desktop and the X11 settings and file pull 
requests on github.
additional packages can be installed as on the sabotage chroot  - cd 
/src ; vi config ; . config ; butch install packagename (i.e. luajit)

the base system itself can be considered quite stable and moderately 
well tested at the moment.
there are likely some security patches missing, but the kernel used is 
grsec patched.
so if you intend to use gdb you may have to override some ptrace 
settings using paxctl.
(or build your own kernel with grsec disabled, see /src/pkg/kernel)

root password is sabotage

dont forget to read README in github repo

Image files are available at

sha512 checksum 

unpack using xzcat (extracts to a 10GB imagefile)

launch using qemu-system-x86_64 imagefile

or alternatively convert to virtualbox format using

|VBoxManage convertfromraw $IMG $VDI

if you use virtual box, you may have to change /bin/X to use different 
device ids (currently commented out)

you can also loopmount the image and copy the rootfs from there

there's also a rootfs for armv7l/softfp available. kernel is not 
included, because the kernel has to be carefully adapted to each 
specific ARM device its intended to run on.

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