Arch Linux Powered CachyOS Adds Bcachefs Installer Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Arch Linux on 13 May 2024 at 01:00 AM EDT. 21 Comments
Arch Linux derived CachyOS is known for its aggressive performance optimizations and running well on modern hardware. It's also leading when it comes to adopting other new Linux/open-source features. With this weekend's May 2024 ISO update, CachyOS has rolled out initial support for installing to a root file-system based on Bcachefs.

Bcachefs was just added to the Linux 6.8 kernel and continues to be refined in an admittedly experimental state. It's been fairing well after early bugs were addressed. For those excited by this next-generation, copy-on-write open-source file-system CachyOS with its installer now allows using it. One of the main updates for CachyOS May 2024 is allowing the Bcachefs file-system to be used by the installer for the root installation.

CachyOS Linux installation

CachyOS with its May update also added an AI SDK to help with local AI support -- currently limited to those using NVIDIA CUDA but AMD ROCm is planned in the next iteration.

CachyOS is also toying with an experimental handheld edition of the operating system for Valve's Steam Deck and other gaming handheld type devices. CachyOS has also tested this handheld version on the ASUS ROG Ally, Lenovo Legion GO, and MSI Claw.

Downloads and more details on this month's CachyOS update via
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