Base Image Files
Pirate Box or Pirate Stick image files are a complete operating system and only available on IPFS. You may use a public IPFS gateway to download them through a normal internet connection. What are published here are the IPFS CIDs and their image download verification hashes (sha256).
You will need to combine a public gateway domain with the IPFS CID for the image you wish to download to form the download URL. The constructed URL will always be of the form: "https://gateway domain/", followed by one of the ipfs/CIDs listed below in bold type.
After downloading your image verify it's integrity. Please see step 2 in the Pirate Stick Quickstart Guide for information on how to verify downloaded image files.
All Pirate Box images are compressed binary files to be flashed onto micro SD cards for Raspberry Pi computers. When a new 'Box or 'Stick image is published, all previous patches for that Box or Stick are obsolete and if applied to the new image may corrupt it. The point of releasing a new image is to roll up any patches or bug fixes so that only the image download is required. It is a clean start.
Pirate Stick images are ISO files for x86 systems. They will not work for a Raspberry Pi which use an ARM CPU architecture. This is a new image and replaces the one published on April 6th, 2022. Here is the image and download verification for the 3nd and current Pirate Stick base image. No patches yet:
sha256 image integrity hash: c42734d1be012c7625f8cf85af66ddbc6e0bc62f85434e059fbc551a383ed8e3
The initial Pirate Stick ISO image was published on
March 3, 2022. Here are the patches for this image:
sha256 image integrity hash: 2704a55ac67e759b5340fe0a91664bae333e2343df80a00ff8b24a96de5be1ca
All current and future development for the Pirate Box will be done for the 64 bit Raspberry Pi OS. Releases for the Pirate Box will usually lag behind those for the Pirate Stick. Here is the image and download verification for the 3rd and current Pirate Box base image. No patches yet:
sha256 image integrity hash: 49466c6f2dc4cbdddf1e74aa05b6c93f8f4c6f22418f623181fdea08f4b3d95e
The first 64 bit image was published on November 21st, 2021. Here are the patches for this image:
sha256 image integrity hash: b53ae3de5c659c3b34ab0c70bb736210579201d177158b70c5a112e5dc004101
The first 32 bit image was published on May 30, 2021. There were no published patches for that image. A few early micro SD cards were sold based on that image. If you bought one of these directly from me prior to Porcfest 2021 this is what it was based on:
sha256 image integrity hash: 3a06629c5a0af2c34302cd9bf176bba550a21ffa0fe2fbc31daabf0205f74568
Improvents and bug fixes for that image were incorporated into the
next image published for the Pirate Box Contest on June 16th, 2021.
Here are the patches for this image:
sha256 image integrity hash: 2a91800da22cdeafe01fa88535192006b4f87808408902c61b7f1f2c65cd84e1