The goal of a new major release is not to introduce ground breaking new features. The goal of a major Bodhi release is to allow our distro to transition to the next major Ubuntu LTS as a distro base. That is right folks - these ISO images are built on top of the recently released Ubuntu 12.04 (where is all previous Bodhi versions had been based on Ubuntu 10.04). The most noteworthy thing this release introduces is native support for 64bit. From this point forward all Bodhi releases will come in x86 and 64bit flavors.
Without further wait you can find these discs for download via source forge here.
Things to note with these CD images:
Not everything is going to work - we know this and so should you. The important thing is that when you find something that doesn't work let us know so we can fix it! The best solution for discussing issues you find is our user forums (not the comments section on this post).
I had a minor brain fart when building the latest set of packages for this image - which means when you select Bodhi Linux->About from the main menu, the version number still appears as "1.4.0", this numbering issue will be resolved within the next week via package manager updates.
The download size is large. Yep - there is nothing wrong with your eyes, those ISO images are kinda fat compared to previous Bodhi releases. This is because I have yet to start manually stripping out packages from the disc that aren't needed. That will be happening between now and the stable release (if you'd like to help with this, please feel free to post lists of pre-installed packages you notice that aren't needed).
The installer slides on the 32bit image have a permissions issue that prevents them from being displayed by the installer by default.
The network manager is not auto launching for the live user - it can be launched manually.
Network manager needs to be run with sudo to add connections - for a fix to this see here.
I will update this list with known issues as they are found/reported.
Thanks for reading and helping us test! Lets make sure this next release is as stable (and awesome) as possible.
Great news Jeff! Looking foreward to the final release when it is ready!ReplyDelete
Will the upgrade from 1.4.0 be possible when the RC be launched?ReplyDelete
I was waiting for this several weeks. I hope in spite it is based on Ubuntu it will not be so buggy and erratic like it and that it will work less buggy or at least so stable as 1.4.0.
Congratulations, and let us know how is going on! Your distros is so beautiful...Keep up with it!
Due to stability issues Ubuntu upgrades always seem to have Bodhi users will need to reinstall for a new major release.Delete
Congrats and many thanks for your job Jeff !ReplyDelete
Thanks alot for a fast and brilliant E-distro. Although I`m ardent Fluxbox user [Mint Isadora in conrete], I like E17 alot, and Bodhi even more. Thanks for your efforts plus special thanks go to Jeff. Already downloading pre-alfa to meet it. WTG guys and cheers from Latvia!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jeff, will probably try the alpha in a VM somewhere. Planning to change to Bodhi, but was waiting for the Precise-based version. Hope we can see a stable release soon!
Thank for all the work!
installed 64 bit flavor on a home-brewed A-bit AMD machine. Nothing to complain about except any Bodhi custom packages are not available via 64 bit repos. Not a big deal, I'm sure it's coming.ReplyDelete
Most all the custom Bodhi packages aren't live in the 2.0.0 repo yet - all things with time.Delete
I only tried Bodhi for the first time a few months ago and I have to say I'm loving it.ReplyDelete
Nice... esp 64-bitReplyDelete
is there a reason to not go pure Debian? like LMDE.ReplyDelete
What are the benefits of going pure Debian? There is a reason Mint's Ubuntu branch is still their most popular - it just has more packages/features than the Debian base does.Delete
because *buntu's aren't compatible with Debian.Delete
but i was just asking nothing more.
nice, hovewer the new ubuntu base does not work on my hardwareReplyDelete
and I am deliberately keeping it old
Would that have anything to do with the PAE requirement of some of the 12.04 "flavors" (base and KDE)? I have a nice Pentium M Dell D800 notebook that won't work with those, but it does with the Xubuntu and Lubuntu versions (but the older Nvidia driver support is broken, and not looking as though it will be updated for the Xorg version in 12.04 - bummer).Delete
Bodhi, the distro-hoppers nightmare - once you've tried it the hopping stops forever!
Congretulations for the early tryReplyDelete
I started with linux at ubuntu 6.06 and loved it since. I run new distros from USB sticks 4-32 GB and copy them over to my HD when I feel they can fit my daily computer needs. Currently I run Moon makara distro on the oldest of my computers P2 192GB RAM and Solus os on my Samsung netbook.
I made a stripped down version of LXDE who needet only 128 MB ram to run smooth.
I put great hopes in this new release to make my simple system even faster.
no retreat,no surrender
I tried Bodhi Linux 2.0.0
Identification bug ?
gufw, update-manager, & nm-connection-editor
I have tried bodhi 1.4.0 and pleased. This is really a nice looking, high speed linux machine which run on a older laptop with only 256 MB RAM. I am so astonished that can not talk for minutes. I just only suggest you that please add Libre office and ibus on your next version. I am sure, if you add these, bodhi will be very popular in poor countries.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your efforts.
Some screenshots of Bodhi linux 2.0.0 alpha here: http://linuxscreenshot.netsons.org/bodhi-2-0-0-alpha/ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Bodhi Linux is fast and beautiful.ReplyDelete
The only problem is how to change screen resolution. The "Settings" panel only shows one default resolution and does not allow one to enter any other numbers.
On Virtualbox, it would be nice if the screen size can be adjusted automatically to full Virtualbox display, similar to what one can do with Ubuntu.
You need to install guest addition for this feature to work in virtual box - there is an article about this on the Bodhi wiki. If you have trouble with that please post in our forums.Delete
Wow. Left it up and running 3 days strait with Midori running flash without it hanging up or crashing. Given my history with that browser and with OpenGEU I'm quite stunned.ReplyDelete
Speaking of, I think the OpenGEU themes would be a great addition to the download itself.
You can find more themes for Bodhi at our art page.Delete
im running bodhi 2.0 32bit for four days now on my laptop (Lenovo sl300) while i was running ubuntu 12.04-gnome,and i have to say that is rock stable....fast as hell and is looking soooo nice!!ReplyDelete
Ill might try the 64bit version too.
Keep the good work and many thx for this nice distro.
btw....every app that i was running wit ubuntu is running fine with bodhi too.
Bodhi is simply the best.ReplyDelete
Runs like wind and is very responsive on everything even with full effects on. Lubuntu and XUBUNTU (with no effects]can't match it.
-XKB Switch or make some simple utility for setxkbmap and fbxkb,
-make Places widgets more customizable (free space like vertical bar for example),
-Add Tux Commander (with sudo option) or catfish
-switch to wicd?
Nevertheless EXCELLENT work. Thank you
Saya sudah mencobanya, lebih ringan dari versi sebelumnya. Ditunggu bodhi 2.0 versi stabilnya!ReplyDelete
Hello! I love Bodhi linux it is light,fast,pretty stable distribution that look excellent,all thx to E17 :)ReplyDelete
I would point one thing to creator of this fine distro: When you remaster and remove unneeded packages you should also purge them-(completely remove them)
See the note about this being a bloated, untested, not stable disc.Delete
If you want things that are pretty and don't have random things like you are suggesting we remove wait for a stable release - that is the point of such things.
Jeff i highly appreciate your efforts to make beautiful and fast distribution and im glad that you have responded to my post.Delete
Maybe there was a little misunderstanding,in stable release(1,4.0) there are also packages that are removed,but not purged therefore in synaptic package manager they are sorted in "Not installed (residual config)" - those are removed packages but still not completely removed-(purged). Btw. i can't wait for final release that is based on Ubuntu 12.04 Long Term Support and if i find something strange or that is not working i will do my best(for distro Benefit and all it's users) to help if im capable to :)
Ahh I see! Well one of the goals of 2.0.0 build 3 is to strip out all the extra fat from the disc - so if you download the next version of this disc and find some left over packages be sure to let us know so we can strip them out before the final release.Delete
Will do :)Delete
I also recommend using gtkorphan for cleaning unnecessary stuff ,it is small tool that will find orphaned libs and packages(those who are not used by any other packages and/or dependencies)
First I'd just like to say, Great job on 1.40. I just started using Bodhi, and I'm impressed. It don't get much more solid then 10.04 was as a base. That being said I hope Bodhi's E17 brings a lot more stability to the 12.04 base. I'm of the opinion that there's a huge elephant in the room amongst the Linux community, coupled with a ridiculous notion that if 12.04 fails, Linux somehow fails. The Elephant is this, Ubuntu 12.04 thus far is crap! It's buggy, it crashes 55 times a day.the App Report pop-up window can be seen 100 times a day, across all flavors, less so with Xubuntu and Lubuntu spins I'll admit. Unity is a hap-hazard and clunky, not very graceful at it's very best. Gnome Shell/Cinnamon while both a bit more graceful crash, crash, crash, and crash again! And I'm hoping to add both to my Bodhi 2.0.0 installation.ReplyDelete
As far as Bodhi. I would seriously consider a menu editor for the new release, I believe this to be one of Bodhi's few drawbacks.
Great Work Jeff!
I've been using 2.0.0 daily since I put out the first alpha disc - no crashes here so far :)Delete
Are you using remastersys to build Bodhi? Why not build it from preseed?ReplyDelete
Why use preseed?Delete
Hi Jeff, just to tell you I installed version 2 two days ago, and I'm pretty happy with it. It seems very stable already, and runs like a charm on my old machine. I have one question though. If I just keep updating this version, will I end up with the final version? Or would it be best to do a clean install once it's out?ReplyDelete
Hello I am testing the Bodhi Linux 2.0 on an HP laptop with AMD Vision 3250BR and everything is working perfectly. Excellent work. Thank you for the excellent workReplyDelete
Good day Jeff,ReplyDelete
first at all, I would like to thank you for your job. I have few questions for you.
1.)It is a possibility to change base distribution from UBUNTU to DEBIAN - debian = more stable, more packages, more useful for real work and finally debian developes many developers and not one company.
2.)In E17 is possible to tweak panel to form, which will be more useful for wide screen? I mean something like in xfce 4.10 -> vertical panel with horizontal icons (desktop settings)?
Thank you for your responseform, which will be more useful for wide screen? I mean something like in xfce 4.10 -> vertical panel with horizontal icons (desktop settings)?
Thank you for your response
Debian actually has less packages than Ubuntu does in their repos.Delete
Regarding your E17 questions I'd encourage you to open a thread on our user forums.
I am really looking forward to the stable release! Thanks for all your hard work.ReplyDelete
Great work, Jef. Keep the awesomeness coming.ReplyDelete
Tried it on a Acer AO722 netbook (AMD C-50 with built in radeon graphics). I had to use the "radeon.modeset=0" boot option. Without it, the screen was corrupted (but sys keys responded). I don't have to use this option with ubuntus/debians and derivatives, so it's strange?ReplyDelete
Also, it failed to load firmware module for my bcm wifi.
My second post...ReplyDelete
For wifi, maybe this is related to :
I didn't try to load the module manually.
Hello! I am trying to install Bhodi 2.0 but the process hangs, not the computer, in the detecting hardware part! I am using a hp notebook model tx2500 (tx2540br) with a ATI RS780M/RS780MN [Mobility Radeon HD 3200 Graphics]. I've tried the nomodeset ou radeon.modeset=0 without success. I can use the livecd normally but could not pass through the hardware detection!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your work and your attention and excuse-me for my bad English!
If you are using the build3 disc please give the build2 disc a try as the build3 disc had an experimental kernel in use.Delete
radeon.modeset=0 worked for me with build3 disc in live-mode and install.ReplyDelete
Jeff, excellent job!!!!ReplyDelete
Bodhi is very small end high performance, but kernel is i386, for compatibility. A good idea would be give option for kernel i686, like netbooks.
Exemple (In installation):
Choose your system:
Old Computer: Kernel i386 (Default)
64 bit System: Kernel 64 bit
New system: kernel i686
Netbook: Optimized kernel
I think that Bodhi is fly!!!
Looking forward to this. The move to 12.04 means I'm going to us it as the OS on all my devices.ReplyDelete
Would you like to include wvdial and its dependencies into the cd ?ReplyDelete
I need wvdial to connect my USB Modem (ZTE AC686). I don't have internet connection over cable. I won't ask too much. Could you do that?
Love Bodhi. Running an old Gateway series 7400 (AMD 64 chip) laptop with it. Use it everyday. Loads in under a minute - stable, fast, attractive. Two thumbs up.ReplyDelete
I still remember finding Bodhi one Sunday night. I think you were at 0.6 release.
I think I sent you a 'check.'
Will send more.
if i install build4. will the updates apply by apt-get upgrade all the way to the final? thanksReplyDelete
Please see our 2.0.0 FAQ.Delete
hows it goin? just wanting to mention 1.4 works out of box with r8712u driver for a belkin n150 usb dongle wlan0. not sure why in the new build4 it is not working after sudo nm-applet. im sure you guys are working on alot. keep up the good work. i like the new couple themes especially the blue one. hope 2 see the stable version SOON. i always love feeling up to date ;) 12.04 HERE WE COME!ReplyDelete
Best thing I can suggest regarding your wireless is trying a different kernel build from the repo.Delete
Unfortunately this is the issue with changing kernels - while some hardware starts working other pieces break. Not much we can do to prevent this as it is impossible to test with all hardware (plus our kernel builds from directly from upstream Ubuntu).
Please, Bodhi linux 2 should be out-of-boxReplyDelete
64bits, it is all that I was waiting to try Bodhi.
YOU GUYS ROCK HARDCORE!! The best even CANONOCAL and DEBIAN cant even do with the same sources. This is what LINUX was meant to be! We all owe you the Tip of the $50 REDHAT. THX so much!!ReplyDelete
1.x is HD OOBE, what do you mean?ReplyDelete
Just the screen resolution not staying put.
Otherwise you're my new lightweight distro!
Gigabyte D525TUD Atom board Intel NM10 chipset.