EON ZFS Storage

EON ZFS Storage

Web site: eonstorage.blogspot.com
Origin: ?
Category: Server
Desktop environment: ?
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: OpenSolaris
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 151a9 | December 29, 2015

EON ZFS Storage – an embedded Operating system/Networking (EON), RAM based live ZFS NAS appliance.

EON turns your hardware and disks, into an enterprise featured ZFS storage appliance. It is the first embedded Solaris ZFS (Zettabyte File System) NAS (Network Attached Storage) distribution based on OpenSolaris.

It is a memory (RAM) based live/install image which runs from CD/DVD, USB or CF (compact flash) and Disk on Module. EON delivers a high performance 32/64-bit storage solution built on ZFS, using regular/consumer disks which eliminates the use of costly RAID arrays, controllers and volume management software.

EON focuses on using a small memory footprint so it can run from RAM while maximizing the remaining free memory (L1 ARC) for ZFS performance. Running from RAM adds the advantage of being one hard disk greener in power consumption and removes the OS install disk as a point of failure. And if your hardware fails, no costly measures are needed to get your data. Simply attach the disks to another machine and with a ZFS capable operating system or EON.

– Simple and Secure CLI (command line interface) administration. Future web-based graphical/browser user interface administration
– Supports ZFS, iSCSI (target and client initiator), NFS, CIFS (Sun Microsystems Implementation) or Samba, SFTP, SSH, NTP, IP filtering, Rsync
– Supported RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-10, RAID-Z, RAID-Z2, RAID-Z3
– Supports client OS, Windows 200x/XP/Vista, 7, Mac OS X(Leopard, Snow Leopard, LION), Unix and Linux
– Transparent in-band, dynamic filesystem compression (LZJB or GZIP algorithms)
– Capable of expanding the zpool by expanding each disk in the pool (since snv_117)
– Thin provisioned (green) file systems
– Unlimited files, links, directories and snapshots versions(also known as version-ing or read only clones/copies)
– Copy-On-Write (writable) clones
– Link aggregation (teaming network interfaces)
– User Groups and Quotas
– IPfilter module and application to control/restrict network access.
– DTrace, Perl and PHP
– Deduplication (since EON 0.59.9/snv 129)
– Hot spares
– SSD acceleration

user: admin pass: eonstore
user: root pass: eonsolaris


EON ZFS Storage 151a9 Cifs 32bit 66MB.iso
md5sum: 4149d4fe2f4634ecc97ac96ef7d3c01d
EON ZFS Storage 151a9 KVM 64bit 108MB.iso
md5sum: 725d72a9b5b7d02801f2ef2e177907ac


500 Distros at ArchiveOS

The ArchiveOS.org service is active almost 3 years, which archives and shares work of many developers of open source and/or freeware distributions/operating systems, to never forget about them.

We have already collected 500 different operating systems of Linux, BSD, Solaris, DOS and other, independent developed, and we will be added next ones as long as possible.

Most collected operating systems is not active, but there a few still active what make some guys surprised.

Why a few of active operating systems are listed at ArchiveOS?
1. They have been added due to didactic purpose
2. They have been added dut to developers request
3. They are back to life and there is on reason to remove

As always, all of them are shared for you for free, just explore, test them and have fun.

Don’t forget to send a small tip to keep the project alive 🙂

Thank all of you for the last 3 years.
Aneta & Paweł


A few days ago the ArchiveOS.org data base reached the number of 300 operating systems.

The biggest category of the operating systems in our data base is still Linux, but other categories such as *BSD, DOS, Solaris and independent still having new entries.

Anyway, if you have an interesting, old or out of date operating system, or you know a hosting server where it can be downloaded – let me know , please so I will add it to the ArchiveOS.org base soon.

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Web site: martux.org (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM, KDE
Architecture: SPARC
Based on: OpenIndiana
Wikipedia (RU): MartUX
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 151a | September 27, 2012

MartUX – an OpenIndiana/Illumos based Solaris distribution for reviving SPARC hardware support.

MartUX_OpenIndiana is based upon OpenIndiana oi_151a, which was released for x86 hardware in 2011. The LiveDVD distribution release is focusing upon SPARC hardware support. This is the first SPARC release of an OpenIndiana / Illumos distribution.

MartUX is targeting sun4u and sun4v with 64-bit Sun UltraSPARC I, II, III, IV, T1, and T2 processors. There’s also support for Fujitsu SPARC64-V, SPARC64-VI, SPARC64-VII, and SPARC64-VII+ processors. It also provides hardware accelerated graphics drivers with openXSun for the Sun XVR graphics processors plus Elite3D, Creator, and other select models.

Previously, MartUX was based upon OpenSolaris and originally released only on sun4u architecture.

The founder and developer of MartUX is Martin Bochnig.
He develops OpenSXCE now, which is based on Solaris Express Community Edition.


MartUX 151a0 SPARC 3.97GB.iso
md5sum: e9f9a662cdf011e9c00c8d0df00d21a7



The ArchiveOS.org data base grows up systematically in the last few months time, and got the number of 200 operating systems now.

The biggest category which features the biggest number of open-source and free operating systems is Linux by now. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t search the web looking for *BSD, DOS, Solaris and others, independent operating systems. I do, and I will be doing it as long as I could.

Anyway, if you have an interesting, old or out of date operating system, or you know a hosting server where it can be downloaded – let me know , please so I will add it to the ArchiveOS.org base soon.




Web site: www.belenix.org (not active)
Origin: India
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: OpenSolaris
Wikipedia: BeleniX
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.7.1 | July 19, 2008

BeleniX – a UNIX distribution that is built using the OpenSolaris source base. It is a live CD with option to install to the hard disk.

BeleniX is available as a 32 bit live system, but it supports 64-bit (x86-64/AMD64) Solaris kernel and userland.
The main system’s desktop environment is KDE, but Xfce also been supported, both with or without Compiz as a window manager.

BeleniX is developed at the India Engineering Centre of Sun Microsystems in Bangalore, the silicon capital of India., and started as a private project by a few Sun employees working at Sun’s India Engineering Centre in the 2005.

The latest version of BeleniX 0.7.1 was released in 2008.


BeleniX 0.7.1 i386 712MB.iso
md5sum: 29cea6160cf5250de138e2820e53e342




Web site: http://illumian.org
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Nexenta OS
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | February 01, 2012

illumian – an open-source operating system that combines technologies from Nexenta OS, OpenIndiana and Debian GNU/Linux.
illumian is a successor of a discontinued Nexenta OS which appears to be made by a merge of the Nexenta OS and OpenIndiana development teams.

illumian uses illumos kernel and Debian’s userland, including APT package manager. illumian is available as dual-arch installable CD ISO image that includes software packages optimized for both the 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

The first (and the last) release of the illumian distribution includes only a minimal collection of packages, similar to what is installed using the OpenIndiana “text mode” installer. This distribution uses the same versions of externally maintained packages as the OpenIndiana project uses, most of which are maintained in the illumos-userland gate.


illumian 1.0 i386/amd64 537MB.iso
md5sum: 13f23bc0582ed7e097e5bcd9c007db5f


Nexenta OS

Nexenta OS

Web site: www.nexenta.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: OpenSolaris
Wikipedia: Nexenta OS
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 3.1.3 | October 31, 2012

Nexenta OS (Nexenta Core Platform) – an open source operating system based on OpenSolaris kernel and Ubuntu userland.

The project started after Sun Microsystems started the OpenSolaris project in June 2005.
The 1st version of Nexenta OS was released in February 2008, and was based on OpenSolaris b82 and Ubuntu 6.06 “Dapper Drake”.
The 2nd version was released in May 2009, and was using packages of Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” LTS and OpenSolaris kernel b104.
The 3rd one 3.0 released in August 2010, was using he same userland of Ubuntu 8.04 and OpenSolaris kernel b134.
In late 2011 the Nexenta OS brand was terminated and replaced with Illumian, which is derived from community development for illumos and OpenIndiana.

The installation CD installs the core system only, with 32 or 64 bit kernel.
Updates and new packages (deb) can be installed via APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) from the official Nexenta repositories (not active).

There is NexentaStor – a proprietary operating system built on top of the Nexenta Core Platform, optimized for use in virtualized server environments including NAS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel applications, and is built around the ZFS file system.


Nexenta Core Platform 3.0.1-b134 i386/x86_64 InstallCD 562MB.iso
md5sum: 6146aad28f3de98e79f47793c717948c




Web site: www.milax.org (not active)
Origin: Russia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: JWM
Architecture: x86, sparc64
Based on: OpenSolaris
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.5 | February 15, 2010

MilaX (formerly: Damn Small Solaris) – a small size Live CD based on OpenSolaris which runs completely off a CD or a USB pendrive.

It was designed to run graphical applications on older PC hardware, netbooks and can be installed on storage media with small capacities, like bootable business cards, USB flash drives, various memory cards, and Zip drives.

MilaX also it is possible to use as Rescue-CD.
It comes with some applications pre-installed, such as:
– text editors: Beaver and Vim
– file managers: Midnight Commander and emelFM
– multimedia player: XMMS
– office: Xpdf PDF document viewer
– system: VNC viewer remote desktop viewer, Rdesktop remote connection manager, fbxkb keyboard indicator and switcher, Torsmo system monitoring utility
– net: AxyFTP FTP client, Irssi IRC client, Midori web browser

The last version of MilaX 0.5 is based on OpenSolaris b128a, and was released February 15, 2010.

Version 0.5 requires at least 256MB RAM and a Pentium or Celeron to boot into a X desktop.
128MB RAM is sufficient for booting into Command-Line mode.

There is not an iso image available any more, only a VirtualBox disk is ready to download.


Milax 0.5 Netinstall i386 95MB.iso
md5sum: 1d611305c8777879a0e02f7ea7b738f5
Milax 0.5 i386 VirtualBox Image 160MB.7z (290MB unzipped)
md5sum: dd978a00e6d5fa491d2582e4b0f85d5c




Web site: www.opensolaris.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64, ARM, PowerPC, SPARC
Based on: Solaris
Wikipedia: OpenSolaris
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2009.06 | June 1, 2009

OpenSolaris – an open source operating system based on Solaris created by Sun Microsystems. OpenSolaris is a descendant of the UNIX System V Release 4 (SVR4) code base developed by Sun and AT&T in the late 1980s. It was based on Solaris, which was originally released by Sun in 1991.

OpenSolaris uses a network-based package management system “Image Packaging System” (pkg(5)), which could add, remove, and manage installed software and to update to newer releases. It includes a set of free applications, including popular desktop (GNOME 2) and server software.

In 2010, after the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle stopped open development of the system, and replaced the OpenSolaris with the proprietary Solaris Express. On September 13, 2010 Steven Stallion announcement at his blog, that the development of OpenSolaris is finished.

A group of former OpenSolaris developers forked the core software under the new name OpenIndiana, which is a part of the Illumos Foundation.

There are a few forks based on OpenSolaris, such as: BeleniX, EON ZFS Storage, Illumos, Jaris OS, MartUX, MilaX, Nexenta OS, NexentaStor, OpenIndiana, OpenSXCE, SchilliX, SmartOS, StormOS.


OpenSolaris 2009.06 i386 693MB.iso
md5sum: 86e19c89a30c9b91cbb096a758dea737