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                      Bedrock Linux

Introductory Material


Reference Material

Extending Bedrock


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Bedrock Linux 0.7 Poki Installation Instructions

Pre-installation checks

While Bedrock Linux works well for many users, it has known limitations with some distros and features and is not suitable for everyone. Before installing Bedrock, review:

to make sure you don't run into any surprises.

There are likely as yet undiscovered compatibility issues unlisted above. Consider testing Bedrock in a VM or spare machine and exercising your projected workflow before installing Bedrock on a production machine.

Finally, back up your existing system, much as one would do before installing a traditional Linux distribution.


Bedrock allows users to mix and match parts of other distros. The install process is considered such a feature. To "get" the install process from another distro, Bedrock converts an install of another distro into Bedrock in-place.

Thus, first, install some Linux distro. When choosing such a distro:

While Bedrock's hijack install is only officially tested against fresh installs of other distros, no known issues exist hijacking a long-running install. Just make sure to back up first.

Next, get the hijack installer onto the target system. Download the latest installer corresponding to your CPU architecture from here or build your own from here.

Run the script as root with the --hijack flag:

sh ./bedrock-linux-release-arch.sh --hijack

Finally, reboot.

If you see a new init selection menu during the boot process, congratulations! You're now running Bedrock Linux.

Post-installation steps

After logging in, consider running

brl tutorial basics

for an interactive tutorial covering Bedrock's basic usage.