Monday, June 11, 2012

Bodhi Linux ARM Release Candidate for Genesi

Edit/Update: You can find the latest release here ->

Early this year I posted about our beta release of Bodhi on ARM for the Genesi Smartbook. Today I would like to finally follow up that beta release with something that I consider "release candidate" quality. The hardware is 99% functional with this release including the ability to suspend the system. Other small improvements include functional "plug and play" for flash drives and a mostly functional AppCenter!

There are three different downloads provided that you can find here. It is recommended you use one of the provided .img files (and check the md5sum after such a large download!). For developers interested in seeing the raw file system you can also download it in .tar.xz form.

The default login information for this release image are:


If you run into any issues please let us know in the Genesi section of our forums.

~Jeff Hoogland


  1. I knew I should have gotten a genesi smartbook. Now I'm missing out on tinkering and testing :(

  2. is there a trick to getting the genesi to boot from the USB? I've tried F2, F12, Esc, tab and Del and nothing interrupts booting from the internal disk image

    1. To my knowledge the Genesi doesn't support USB booting - it will boot right off of a microSD card though - which is what we recommend writing out images to.