Release Notes 2.20

First Release for 2.20 - Antares

OviOS Linux Project

Version: 2.20
Released: 2016-03-18
Codename: Antares

SHA1 (OviOS_Linux_2.20_20171803.iso) =

SHA512(OviOS_Linux_2.20_20171803.iso) =

SHA256 (OviOS_Linux_2.20_20171803.iso) =




  • Improved ovios-shell signal traps

  • Fixed a BUG in vol resize.

  • smbjoindc now checks the ntp.enable and ntp.servers options to set the NTP settings

  • New command: send_logs to send all logs and config files from /etc to a recipient defined by option

  • New packages: sudo, ethtool

  • netsetup has been improved to add options to set MTU size, Link speed and Duplex
  • New command sendmail that can be used to send emails using an external smtp server.

  • New options:

See here a table with all options and their description.

option clock.utc
option fcheck.rootfs
option os.hostname
option iscsi.port
option iscsi.address
option netbios.debug.level
option nfs.debug
option nfs4.domain
option nfs.idmap
option nfs.sys.log
option nfs.tcp.disable
option nfs.udp.disable
option nfs.disable.vers
option nfs.port
option nfs.threads
option ntp.enable
option ntp.servers
option options.coloured
option sendlogs.from
option skipcheck.rootfs
option keep.tmp
option smb.debug.level
option smb.port
option smtp.port
option smtp.server
option ssh.sessions
option ssh.port
option ssh.allow.root
option ssh.timeout
option vbcheck.rootfs
option winbind.debug.level


Download and burn to a CD/DVD

Boot into the live CD and run ‘setup’ to install.
See the installation tutorial here:

And a setup demo here

User “root” and “‘ovios
Default password “ovios” for both users.
NOTE: - user root launches the ovios-shell by default.
Type ‘linuxcmd’ to return to the Linux shell, or login with ‘ovios’ and type ‘su’ to become root.
Note that ‘su -’ or ‘su - root’ launches the ovios-shell.

On the next boot up, you will see the OviOS Linux grub menu.
After the boot process completes, you have a fully functional storage server.
ISCSI, NFS and SMB servers are installed and ready to be configured.
Useful tips after the installation:

Read the ovios man page ‘man ovios-shell’ or the ovios guide, type ‘ovios’ in the ovios-shell
Read the config file /etc/sysconfig/ovios.conf-indt to understand the different options ovios is using.