itvision.altervista.org -> Fedora LivePower LiveCD/LiveDVD build 20230824-0 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 (some firmware for modern Wi-Fi adapters/network cards)
  • Accessing the Internet both from graphical interface (Firefox/Transmission) 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) - dropped by Fedora. Thunar (XFCE File Explorer) supports MTP regardless.
  • Core Web Fonts™
  • Misc packages versions in this release: kernel-6.4.11, Firefox 116.0.3 (with full HW video decoding support), Xorg Server 1.20.14, Mesa 23.1.6, firmware 20230804, Samba 4.18.6.
  • Secure boot UEFI mode is fully supported.
  • MemTest86+ 6.20.
  • Wayland is not supported but you can install the appropriate packages and use it.

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 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.

SHA256 checksum/hashsum for 20230824-0: db9f862e5fe5df59c840e2b5508109da49bb06e82783bdd4c7f09fdfb9ed03e4.

Changelog:

  • 2023-08-24: A ton of minor updates and fixes. Switched the ISO compression to ZSTD from LZMA previously - it makes it start a lot faster. Added Memtest86+ 6.20.
  • 2023-08-23: Completely reworked, updated, all new packages including Firefox 116 and Linux kernel 6.4.12. Built in a clean environment. Took 13 revisions to build, I'm exhausted.
  • 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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