Yesterday I tried to re-install the Zonbu OS inside my VMware system at the office.
I wanted to be able to “login” to my account at work and see the magic of having all my documents and settings be available when I was physically away from my Zonbu.
I downloaded the script and ran it
It didn’t work, so I took at look to see why…
No URL stated for the source files
The script complained it had no source files to work from. That it could not download the tar files containing the operating system.
Odd, I thought, as I’d done all this before, both under VMWare and directly on my simulator box.
So I opened the script and took a look:
#Script to install the CF
if [ $UID -ne 0 ]; then
echo “You must be root”
As you can see, there is no declared HTTPBASE server where you will get the files, or subdirectory where they will reside on the aforementioned server.
That is going to be a problem.
The lights are on but nobody’s home?
I took a quick look at http://oss.zonbu.com/ where the install script is located. As another reader has already pointed out, all the files are gone.
No sign of anything, except the broken install script.
No readme.txt explaining where things went or when they will be back.
Not very impressive, to be honest.
I’m not sure what conclusion to draw from all of this.
I just know I would like to install VMWare version again, and I have others at work that want to try out the OS stack as well, probably in VMWare but potentially directly on an old box.
I hope all this means that the LiveCD/LiveDVD is in the works and we can expect that soon instead.