GalliumOS VirtualBox Update 02

Earlier today the GalliumOS team released GalliumOS 1.0beta2, and a lot has changed since the initial release of the GalliumOS VirtualBox image that I made. I have hastily worked to bring the VirtualBox image up to date. The new image is essentially the same as the old one but with the latest packages from GalliumOS (and Ubuntu). The image is up right now, so you can download the new image from the GalliumOS VirtualBox page. If you want to upgrade your existing GalliumOS VirtualBox, follow the instructions in the rest of this post.

If you already have a copy of the GalliumOS VirtualBox and you want to upgrade it, this is perfectly possible, but it’s a little tricky, but here’s the gist of it.

Run these commands in this order.

  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  • sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
    • Delete the last two lines from this file (they should have the apt-dev repos in them)
  • sudo apt-get purge galliumos-base-dev
  • sudo rm -f /etc/apt/sources.list.d/galliumos-vivid-dev.list
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  • sudo galliumos-repodist -e prerelease
  • sudo galliumos-repodist -e testing
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  • sudo nano /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf
    • uncomment the autologin line and change the username to galliumos (the line should be “autologin=galliumos” when you’re done)
  • sudo systemctl reboot

At one point during the process, you will be prompted to choose a login manager. Choose lxdm. If you don’t know the root password, it’s probably “galliumos”. If you have any questions, join #galliumos I’ll do my best to help you out.

I will also be making another version of the GalliumOS VirtualBox very soon. This version is based on the original version and upgraded to have the packages from beta2, where that one will be based off of beta2 in the first place. My hopes are that the new package will be slimmer and cleaner.

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