itvision.altervista.org -> Fedora LivePower LiveCD/LiveDVD build 20200502-0 for x86-64

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AptoSID died, SystemRescueCD is barely being developed was dormant for quite some time, which prompted me to look for alternatives but I haven't found anything decent which contains all the tools that I need without being extremely huge (e.g. Knoppix).

Let me present Fedora LivePower: an up to date and regularly updated (as long as I'm alive) Fedora snapshot which contains a whole lot of useful utilities for:

  • Identifying your hardware (lshw, lspci, lsusb, etc.)
  • Testing your hardware (hdparm, memtester, smartmontools/smartctl, sdparm, dd)
  • Recovering data and accessing all known filesystems (chntpw, hexedit, ddrescue, par2, etc.)
  • Data archiving (rsync, fdupes)
  • Networking (a full set of firmware for all modern Wi-Fi adapters/network cards)
  • Accessing the Internet both from graphical interface (Firefox/QBitTorrent) and command line interface/text mode (the elinks web-browser, wget, aria2)
  • Network testing and penetration (aircrack, nmap, ngrep, tcpdump, rdesktop, VNC viewer)
  • Opening most archive types (cabextract, p7zip with plugins, unrar) and virtual machine images (qemu-img/qemu-nbd)
  • Viewing images (gphoto2)
  • Accessing a web camera (qv4l2)
  • Acessing smartphones storage (simple-mtpfs)
  • Core Web Fonts™
  • Misc packages versions in this release: kernel-5.6.7, Firefox 75, Xorg 1.20.6, Mesa 19.2.8, Linux firmware from 20200316, samba 4.11.7.

Some important information about this unofficial Fedora XFCE respin:

The support for all languages other than English has been completely removed to reduce the image size (goodbye locales and manual pages). The entire /usr/share/doc directory is also removed.

The distro boots into XFCE by default. No Fedora files are modified except for the modifications already made by the Fedora team. All the pertinent files are digitally signed by Fedora: this distro can be booted in secure UEFI mode on most computers by default.

The pango package is downgraded to the latest release from Fedora 30 because the version in Fedora 31 does not support bitmap fonts and has broken rendering. Thunar is downgraded to the initial release in Fedora 31 because later versions depend on a newer pango.

The only supported architecture is x86-64/x64. After booting you still can use dnf to install support for x86/32/i686 binaries: sudo dnf install glibc.i686.

This distro requires at the very least 2GB of RAM to run successfully and smoothly. If you want to install additional packages, then at least 4GB of RAM is a must.

The distro can be flashed to a USB drive or copied to your HDD. Please follow these instructions.

Suggestions are welcome especially from the people who are willing to support the development of this respin.

Changelog:

  • 2020-06-16: Deprecated since no one needs it apparently (the last version is still alive)
  • 2020-05-02: Firefox 75 + Linux 5.6.7 + broadcom-wl
  • 2020-03-21: Firefox 74 + Linux 5.5.10
  • 2020-02-26: Firefox 73.0.1 + Linux 5.5.5
  • 2020-01-09: Firefox 72.0.1 + added flashrom
  • 2020-01-07: Kernel 5.4.7
  • 2019-12-31: The initial release

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If you want to thank the author donations are welcome using PayPal: the link is within the distro. Thank you!

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