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This is sabotage, an experimental distribution based on musl libc and busybox. As of this release, sabotage supports both i386 and x86_64.


  • ~4G free disk space
  • root access
  • usual GCC 4 toolchain
  • git
  • a bootloader of your choice (extlinux is favored)
  • lots of time and a fair bit of Linux knowledge

This system has been built on up-to-date Gentoo, Exherbo and Arch systems.

You can bootstrap your own build from the scripts at


or use a ready-to-boot disk image either for netinstall or with sets included (put it on an USB stick, burning a CD will not work), to be found at:

You also can netboot the install kernel directly (use pxelinux from somewhere).


Build instructions: Caveat emptor, this is all pre-alpha! DO NOT RUN SCRIPTS YOU HAVE NOT READ.

% cp KEEP/config.stage0 config % vi config $K directory with patches $S where sources are compiled (stage0: ~700MB, stage1: ~2.1GB) $R root file system

% . ./config # required!

% ./build-stage0 # build toolchain (~15min on a modern machine) % ./enter-chroot # enter $R chrooted, needs root password

cd /tmp/src/sabotage # absolute path required!

mk stage1 # rebuild stuff, build kernel (~1h)

copy $R to a ext4 file-system

extlinux -i $R/boot

mk pkg # additional stuff

mk xorg # build

See "mk help" for further options.

The build is parallel-safe (MAKEFLAGS=-j), but all packages are build sequentially.

The default root password is "sabotage".

There is a mailinglist [email protected], mail [email protected] and follow instructions to get on it. Archives are at

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