29th Feb of 2016 officially marketh the birth of the Snakeoil Operating System (Snakeoil). Announcing the inaugral Snakeoil, *drumroll* the
Please take some time to check out the FAQ first. Experieced users can jump in quickly via the quick start guide. Users new to the Linux environment can refer to the manual for a detailed step by step walkthrough.
Click here if you are using a Atom based mITX motherboard (link removed as requested)
Click here for everybody else (link removed as requested)
See here for a list of DACS and motherboards that are tested to work with Snakeoil (Will add more as I get more feedback).
Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you have difficulties with Snakeoil, or contact me privately. Also refer to the Troubleshooting section of the Forums for a list of pending and resolved issues with this release.
Together let us make Snakeoil the friendliest and best sounding audiophile software! Hope you enjoy this first release.
Follow The Music, Follow Snakeoil.
Comment from: tp1 Visitor
I have installed Snakeoil onto a Jetway 2800 PC . It was an easy install- far simpler than Vortexbox . Sound quality is the best I have experienced and Snakeoil is now the new standard in that regard. I have been using Squeezelite and LMS and compared it to Vortexbox and Daphile
Thankyou agent Kith your good work - keep it up!
Comment from: JD Visitor
Just installed SnakeOil on Intel Atom DN2800 with no problems at all; now communicating to Meitner MA1 DAC via SOtM PCIe card. Using Squeezelite so far.
Sound quality is great!
Thank you Agent Kith
Comment from: a.dent Visitor
I can’t boot from USB. I can choose it in BIOS but "no operating system" comes up repeatedly. It then goes back to the BIOS screen.
Comment from: Member
Thanks for your feedback, a.dent.
Based on private email exchange, I have updated the manual with these following additions:
- Added new chapter describing what BIOS settings are needed: Preparing your computer
- Added detailed example on how to do the above with a Jetway NF9C-2600 in the advanced topics chapter
- Expanded the Create Boot Media section to and added a short section on how to create a USB boot CD with UNetbootin
Hopefully these additions will prove useful for people facing the same issues. Let me know how it goes.
Comment from: rocl Visitor
With Agent Kith’s help, I am now listening to music! I have to wait for my library to transfer before I can access tracks I use for testing, but I can tell already it is superior to Daphile and at least as good as Vortexbox. More time will tell how good it really is but I am really impressed.