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[ICO]NameLast modifiedSizeDescription

[   ]Quantian_0.7.9.2.iso01-Mar-2006 13:13 2.7G 
[   ]Quantian_Dec2008_tutorial.iso20-Dec-2008 20:46 456M 
[   ]grubc.zip03-Mar-2005 11:29 11M 
[   ]boot_0.6.9.x.iso26-Oct-2004 12:31 10M 
[   ]miniroots.tar.gz03-Mar-2005 11:29 8.0M 
[   ]minirt24-unionfs.gz05-Jan-2006 13:06 3.3M 
[   ]minirt26.gz22-Feb-2006 07:33 2.2M 
[TXT]README.html29-Jul-2004 02:15 3.4K 
[TXT]Quantian_Dec2008_tutorial.iso.md5sum.txt20-Dec-2008 21:02 64  
[TXT]Quantian_0.7.9.2.iso.md5sum.txt01-Mar-2006 13:18 55  
[TXT]boot_0.6.9.x.iso.md5sum.txt26-Oct-2004 12:36 51  

Quantian README

Quantian README


Quantian is more fully described on this page.

Mirror structure

This directory at the University of Washington hosts the iso images for Quantian. Mirrors of this page are available at

Moreover, BitTorrent downloads are available at EpiGenomics (in Germany) and at T. Boegenielsen's site (in Denmark). Quantian ISO images can be downloaded 'over the web' with a browser or command-line client as well as via anonymous rsync, e.g.

    rsync .

(NB the the final "." is critical) retrieves version 0.3 from the U Washington server. .


Before downloading, please note that versions Quantian_0.1 (initially released as Quantix) and Quantian_0.2 do not include support for openMosix. If you plan to use these iso image to create openMosix clusters, then you need Quantian_0.3 (or later) which is based on clusterKnoppix.

Also note that the releases numbered 0.4, 0.5, ... tend to be copies of the last and final test-release preceding it. In other words, and to pick a concrete example, release 0.5 is identical to

Since the 0.5.9.* release series was started, primary releases are larger than the 700mb cdrom size. However, these images are both suitable for dvd burning. Alternatively, as outlined on several HOWTO pages on the Quantian site, they can also be booted by cdrom, lilo or other means. Lastly, Marco Caliari has contributed a cdrom-size version of Quantian, as well as a smaller size bootable image suitable for booting off a cdrom and pointing to the iso on disk (see the winboot HOWTO for details on that method).

Dirk Eddelbuettel
Last modified: Wed Jul 28 19:12:43 PDT 2004