Press release
Keystone Electronic Solutions makes embedded Linux system Guinnux available as a RPi NOOBS os image


7 February 2017 – PRETORIA – Keystone Electronic Solutions, a leading South African provider of rich and robust engineering and electronics solutions, today announced that Guinnux – the company’s own Linux-based distribution – is now available as a Raspberry Pi NOOBS os image.


Unlike other NOOBS images, Keystone’s version ships with the Guinnux fallback rescue system, which is then used to download and install the base Guinnux packages. This greatly reduces download and install time.


As an operating system, Keystone’s Guinnux distribution delivers improved ease of use, enhanced features and robust performance. The distribution is now based on the Arch Linux ARM distribution merged with Keystone components, providing enterprise resilience and capabilities as standard. The rescue file system, which co-exists with the NOOBS image on the SD card, allows users to recover or re-install a damaged or broken Guinnux installation without the need to re-flash the complete SD card image.


Keystone Electronic Solution’s Guinnux allows for further development of custom solutions on top of the base Guinnux system.  By using the Guinnux build system, developers are able to develop new embedded software in a way similar to proven Linux server application development.


John Eigelaar, Keystone Electronic Solution’s Founder and Guinnux developer, commented, “The Raspberry Pi is one of the most popular boards today. We ported our own Linux distribution, Guinnux, to the Raspberry Pi in order to showcase its capabilities to the wider Linux user base.”


Guinnux for Raspberry Pi can be found here:


About Keystone Electronic Solutions

Established in 2007, Keystone Electronic Solutions provides a range of electronic engineering research and development (R&D) services in order to assist customers with product development and preparing the product for the market.


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