Sunday, October 19, 2008

Archiso-live 20081019 Release

Changes since last release:
* autologin to arch user is by default now. The autologin boot option is for making a user to autologin to. (ex. autologin=liveuser will make liveuser account)

* kde is in iso now. :) So now the archiso-live has every desktop including kde(4).

* kino, kompozer, and gdesklets are not in this release. But isomaster is back in.

* Remove /usr/share/doc, /usr/share/gtk-doc, and /usr/share/devhelp. This is to save space so its under 700mb. (Plus there not normally need for a livecd anyway.)

* Using older dhcpcd 3.2.1 cause the newer one dhcpcd 4.0.2 is causing problems with kernel 2.6.27 for some reason.

* Desktop color depth is 16 now instead of 24. This is to stop video problems with using kde4 in virtualbox.

You can get the iso and build scripts here. Also the iso weight is ~687.7mb in size. So it should say 688mb in web broswer since it rounds in out.


reality said...

Thanks for working on archiso-live, arch recently became my default distribution and i'm using your live version a lot the last few weeks and adding KDE makes it even better.

quick question: what differences are there between a default arch install and installing archiso-live apart from the packages installed? Should I be wary of installing archiso-live instead of stock arch?

godane said...

You should be just fine with larchin (larch installer). I do know that a friend was able to instal it using that. Its already installed for you under System Tools->Install Arch Linux. ;)

viper said...

looks amazing!
another quick question. will i be able to thin this distro down (hypothetically), if i want to, to the Arch core install (without any GUI)? what i mean to ask is....this is THE SAME as arch, right? only with added packages? so it should not compromise on the "bleeding edge", and "speed" front, right?