antiX-19-b3-full and base versions (64 and 32 bit) available

Our third beta build of the upcoming antiX-19 release, based on Debian Buster and systemd-free.

Main changes since beta2.

* 4.9.189 ‘swapgs mitigations’ patched kernel
* qpdfview replaces evince
* A bit more polish added
* Various bugfixes.

Known issues (reported):

* sisimedia driver for SiS video cards do not work
* connman does not connect to sdio bluetooth controller (rtl8723bs) on Intel Compute Stick STCK1A8LFC
* The presence of /etc/asound.conf causes repeated second long gaps in HDMI sound.

Hopefully, users will be able to upgrade from this beta to full.

For a full list of what is on antiX-19, see this post.

antix-19-b1-full-64-and-32-bit-available

Get files from OSDN: antiX-19-beta3

swapgs mitigations kernels available

Latest secure kernels available in the repos for 32 and 64 bit architecture (stretch, buster, testing and sid).

5.2.8 (64bit and 32 bit pae and non-pae-486)
4.19.66 (64bit and 32 bit pae and non-pae-486)
4.9.189 (64 bit and 32 bit pae and non-pae-486)

Users are strongly advised to upgrade.

Bugfix kernels available

Latest kernels available in the repos for 32 and 64 bit architecture (stretch, buster, testing and sid).

4.9.186 non-pae, pae and x64
4.19.61 non-pae, pae and x64
5.2.3 non-pae, pae and x64

These kernels mainly fix issues reported about mounting sd devices

antiX-19-b2-full (64 and 32 bit) available

Our second beta build of the upcoming antiX-19 release, based on Debian Buster and systemd-free.

Changes since beta1.

* Inclusion of connman-bluetooth-firmware
* New app – App Select – Quickly find all installed apps.
* 4.9.182 ‘Sack Panic’ patched kernel
* New ‘antiX’ category added to menu
* New themes, icons and wallpaper
* Various bugfixes.

For a full list of what is on antiX-19, see this post.

antix-19-b1-full-64-and-32-bit-available

isos, zsync and xdelta patches here

antiX-19-b1-full (64 and 32 bit) available

Our first beta build of the upcoming antiX-19 release, based on Debian Buster and systemd-free.

Ships with the usual applications, eg:

* Firefox-esr for web-browsing
* libre-office suite
* gnome-mpv video player
* xmms for audio playback
* roxterm
* rox-filer and spacefm
* geany, leafpad, vim-tiny and nano text editors

Get the iso from here

Changes from antiX-17:

* connman replaces wicd and is default.
ceni still included, but to use it you need to remove connman.
This means a faster boot with only a slight increase in RAM.
The connman gui is included in the startup file, but not enabled (to keep RAM usage down).

* More up to date look via a ‘new’ icon them papirus-antix. numix-square is also included.

* Ships with the very latest IceWM (1.5.5), herbstluftwm (0.7.2-1) and gnome-mpv (0.16-1)

* Using the 4.9.176 kernel. Latest 4.19 and 5.1 kernel versions easily installable.

* libpam-elogind-compat included (Thanks to the folks at Debian-init-diversity)

* roxterm replaces lxterminal

* live grub rescue options (thanks to fehlix)
“You can now switch between Grub and Syslinux when you boot
the live system in legacy mode”.

* Time-saver and assembly line installer changes (thanks to AK-47)
Detaila here: Post-antiX-17.4 installer

* chroot-rescue added (thanks to BitJam)
“These programs are meant to supplement the fehlix live rescue system. The main thing is these allow you to get into a system even if its initrd.img is broken. It also let’s you get into multiple systems without rebooting”.

* isomount options (thanks BitJam)
“These programs are intended mainly for the command line. They make
it extrmely easy to examine antiX and MX iso file as well as iso
files from many other distros”.

* Various rox-filer right-click additions

* screenlight included (thanks to SamK)

* virtualbox-guest apps 6.0.6-dfsg-1

* synaptic without zenity dependency

* gksu and gexec included/updated (thanks to skidoo)

* New live boot parameters (thanks BitJam)
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mk_swap_file=
Create a swap file at /live/boot-dev/swap-file. Size is in MiB
by default but M and G are also allowed. Creation
can take a long time because swap-file are not allowed to be
sparse. The default is to always use this swap partition unless
the “live_swap=all-off” cheat is used.

live_swap=off
Disable automatically enabling swap partitions. This is now the
default for encyrpted live-usbs. The swwap file above is still
used since it is on the encryped partition.

live_swap=force
Enable swap partitions even when encryption is used.

live_swap=all-off
Disable all swap including the swap file above.

notmptmp
Do not mount /tmp as tmpfs

nosavelogs
Live log files are saved under /root/Live-usb-storage/live-logs.
This parameter disables this feature. This feature is handy
because it automatically preserves the live log files across
reboots and makes them available if you mount the live-usb on a
host system.

nomicrocode
When live-init runs from the intird during a live boot we
automatcally load cpu microdoe from the linuxfs file. You can
also prepend microcode to the live initrd.gz. This wil load it
right at boot time but it makes the iso file larger and makes
the boot slightly slower.

p_static_root
Enable static root persistence. Note “persist_static” now requires
both root and home persistence to be enabled. In the past, home
persistence was optional.

f_static_root
Same as above with frugal enabled as well so it means do a
frugal install with static root persistence.

* persistence sizes increased and the persist menu F5 now includes p_static_root and f_static_root (thanks BitJam)

* tsplash boot splash (live only, for now) (thanks BitJam)
“The boot parameter is splasht=. You can give it these arguments:

aA enable/disable everything
[sf] enable late fbcondecor
bB enable/disable border
vV enable/disable verbose progress
nN enable/disable nav instructions

For example “splasht=fa” would enable late fbcondecor and
would enable all the bells and whistles”.

* New live-usb-maker features (command-line only for now) (thanks BitJam)
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–format[=fstype]
Quick and easy way to format a data usb stick

–data-first[=fstype[,size]]
Create a data parition as the first partition on the live-usb.
Typically this will be fat32 or or ntfs for transferring data to
and from Windows.

Cloning with “toram”
You can now clone a live system when the “toram” cheat was used
so you no longer need to have a 2nd usb-stick in order to
upgrade to a full-featured live-usb. You don’t have to do
anything special, just clone as usual and LUM will figure out if
“toram” was used or not and do the right thing. You CANNOT
clone persistence files this way. This only works on
antiX-19.b1 or later. It will also work on MX-19.* when that is
released.

Update initrd on a live-usb
You can also update the live initrd directly from one of my
initrd repos (live-initrd or xlated-initrd) by specifying the
directory as the from parameter:

sudo live-usb-maker –from ../live-initrd/

This is mostly for development.

* Others

Please test and give feedback.

Post bugs here: Bugzilla

Known Issues:

* smtube and mps-tube need a newer version of youtube-dl (available in the repos)

Enjoy!

anticapitalista, 13 June 2019, Thessaloniki

antiX-19-a1-full (64 bit) available

Our first alpha build of the upcoming antiX-19 release, based on Debian Buster.

Get the iso from here

Changes from antiX-17:

* connman replaces wicd and is default. ceni still included.
This means a faster boot with only a slight increase in RAM.
The connman gui is included in the startup file, but not enabled (to keep RAM usage down).

* More up to date look via a ‘new’ icon them (numix-bevel plus additions).

* Still using the 4.9 kernel. 4.19 and 5.0 kernel versions easily installable.

* live grub rescue options (thanks to fehlix)

* Time-saver installer (thanks to AK-47)

* chroot-rescue added (thanks to BitJam)
“These programs are meant to supplement the fehlix live rescue system. The main thing is these allow you to get into a system even if its initrd.img is broken. It also let’s you get into multiple systems without rebooting”.

* Various rox-filer right-click additions

* screenlight included (thanks to SamK)

* virtualbox-guest apps 6.0.6-dfsg-1

* synaptic without zenity dependency

* gksu and gexec included/updated (thanks to skidoo)

* persistence sizes increased and the persist menu F5 now includes p_static_root and f_static_root (thanks BitJam)

* Others

Please test and give feedback.

Post bugs here: Bugzilla

Known Issues:

* conky flashes when running IceWM (annoying)
* antiX-gui-cli.sh: line 71 error (harmless) when setting up persistence/remastering
* Once installed, resolv.conf warning (harmless)

Enjoy!

Kernel updates

A new set of kernels are available for 32 and 64 bit architectures for stretch, buster, testing and sid repos.

4.9.170 non-pae, pae and x64
4.19.36 non-pae, pae and x64
5.0.9 non-pae, pae and x64

antiX-17.4.1 now out

This is really just a bugfix point release to address the problem of the ‘Expired key’ that anyone downloading 17.4 would immediately have to fix.
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The following completely systemd-free flavours for both 32 and 64 bit architecture are offered:

antiX-full (c1GB) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm plus full libreoffice suite.

antiX-base (c680MB so fits on a cd) – 4 windows managers – IceWM (default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm.
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Also, for expert users (who are comfortable with building up a customized debian-based linux system):

antiX-core (c330MB) – no X, but should support most wireless.

antiX-net (c170MB)- no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build.
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The 32 bit version uses a non-pae kernel.

See here for more details: antiX-17.4 series