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BlueOnyx is available in the following flavours and forms:

BlueOnyx versions:
Model: CentOS: Bit: Status: ISO: OpenVZ:
5209R CentOS 7 64-bit Stable release
Yes Yes
5208R CentOS 6
64-bit Stable release Yes Yes
5207R CentOS 6 32-bit Stable release Yes Yes
5108R CentOS 6 64-bit Old Stable release Yes Yes
5107R CentOS 6 32-bit Old Stable release Yes Yes
5106R CentOS 5 32-bit Old stable release Yes Yes

 

BlueOnyx 5209R:

This is the 64-bit version of BlueOnyx with the Chorizo GUI on RHEL7 clones: CentOS 7 and Scientific Linux 7. If you are about to install a new server, then please use this instead of any of the older releases.

BlueOnyx 5208R:

This is the 64-bit version of BlueOnyx with the Chorizo GUI. It is available on both RHEL6 clones: Scientific Linux 6 and CentOS 6.

BlueOnyx 5207R:

This is the 32-bit version of BlueOnyx with the Chorizo GUI. It is available on both RHEL6 clones: Scientific Linux 6 and CentOS 6.

 

Older stable releases (listed for historical reasons):

BlueOnyx 5108R:

This is the 64-bit version of BlueOnyx with the old framed Sausalito GUI. It is available on both RHEL6 clones: Scientific Linux 6 and CentOS 6. This is the old stable release and can be upgraded without reinstall to 5208R with the Chorizo GUI. The old BlueOnyx GUI will from now on only receive critical upgrades.

BlueOnyx 5107R:

This is the 32-bit release of BlueOnyx with the old framed Sausalito GUI. It is available on both RHEL6 clones: Scientific Linux 6 and CentOS 6. This is the old stable release and can be upgraded without reinstall to 5207R with the Chorizo GUI. The old BlueOnyx GUI will from now on only receive critical upgrades.

BlueOnyx 5106R:

This is the older 32-bit release of BlueOnyx. It is based on the RHEL5 clone CentOS 5. BlueOnyx 5106R is still in widespread usage and will be supported and will receive critical updates as long as CentOS 5 is supported upstream by the CentOS project (March 31, 2017). However: For new installs we recommend to use BlueOnyx 5209R instead. At this time the installation media of BlueOnyx 5106R installs CentOS-5.8, but during the YUM update after the install it'll be fully upgraded to CentOS-5.10.

Donations:
  BlueOnyx is available free of charge. For all purposes, may they be personal, commercial, educational or whatever else you might want to use it for. However: Keeping BlueOnyx updated, adding new features to it and releasing updated ISO images is a lot of work. If you like BlueOnyx, then please consider donating something to the project. Thank you and enjoy using BlueOnyx!


ISO Images:

ISO images of BlueOnyx are available on our mirror servers - free of charge.

This is the preferred installation method.

Download locations:

Our ISO images are named in a way that shows which version of BlueOnyx and which RHEL clone they are based on. Additionally they have the date and timestamp in the name (YYYY-MM-DD) which shows when the ISO was rolled up.

Please note:

No EFI-Support: If you wish to install BlueOnyx you need to disable EFI support in the BIOS prior to installing off the CD.

ISO image sizes: For some of the ISO's (especially the newer ones) you will need to burn them to a DVD as they are too big to fit onto a CD.

Newest 5209R version:

  • BlueOnyx-5209R-CentOS-7.2-20160713.iso

Newest 5208R versions:

  • BlueOnyx-5208R-CentOS-6.8-20160602.iso

Newest 5207R versions:

  • BlueOnyx-5207R-CentOS-6.8-20160602.iso

Older versions of the ISO's can be found at the mirrors listed above in the "old-stable" subdirectory.

These ISO images include all the latest BlueOnyx updates as well as the OS related updates at the time indicated by the date in the file file name (Y/M/D). All ISO's (regardless of age) can be full updated to the latest patchlevel via "yum update".

 

Open Virtual Appliance (VMware Image)

We also do have an OVA of BlueOnyx 5209R available for download. You can find it here:

OVA Download locations:

Donations:
  BlueOnyx is available free of charge. For all purposes, may they be personal, commercial, educational or whatever else you might want to use it for. However: Keeping BlueOnyx updated, adding new features to it and releasing updated ISO images is a lot of work. If you like BlueOnyx, then please consider donating something to the project. Thank you and enjoy using BlueOnyx!


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Installation instructions:

Just boot your server off the CD. Follow the onscreen instructions. All data on the hard disks of the server in question will be erased and BlueOnyx will be installed and configured.

However: You will need at least 20 Gigs of HD space if you install with the default partitioning scheme. To install BlueOnyx with a partitioning scheme of your own choosing, boot off the CD and instead of pressing "return" at the splash screen, enter "self" (for self partitioning) or "small" for a 10 Gig layout and then press return.

Please note:

The CD cannot be used to upgrade a BlueQuartz server to BlueOnyx!

Aventurin{e} / OpenVZ / Virtuozzo OS template:

The OS template for BlueOnyx is available free of charge for Aventurin{e} clients. It can be installed with "yum install ostemplate-blueonyx" on the Aventurin{e} master node. Or do a "yum search ostemplate" to see what is available.

The OS templates of BlueOnyx for generic OpenVZ and/or Virtuozzo can be obtained from Solarspeed.net, or can be downloaded here. Just download one of the *.tar.gz files, place them in /vz/template/cache/ of your Aventurin{e} or OpenVZ node to be able to create VPS's of that type. Do not unpack the *.tar.gz files.

TAR-ball for self install:

Our TAR-ball installers are available here. TAR-ball installers for 5208R/5207R will be provided at a later time.

TAR-ball installer for BlueOnyx 5108R/5107R Scientific Linux 6 or CentOS6:

BlueOnyx-5107R-SL6-CentOS6-RHEL6-i386-20110716.tar.gz

TAR-ball installer for CentOS5:

BlueOnyx-5106R-CentOS5-i386-20110617.tar.gz

Please see this page for more information about how to install from the TAR-ball installer.


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