Our first beta build of the upcoming antiX-19 release, based on Debian Buster and systemd-free.
Our first beta build of the upcoming antiX 19 release, based on Debian 'Buster' and systemd-free. Changes from antiX 17: ConnMan replaces wicd and is the default;
Ships with the usual applications, eg:
* Firefox-esr for web-browsing
* libre-office suite
* gnome-mpv video player
* xmms for audio playback
* 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)
Create a swap file at /live/boot-dev/swap-file. Size is in MiB
by default but M and G are also allowed.
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.
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.
Enable swap partitions even when encryption is used.
Disable all swap including the swap file above.
Do not mount /tmp as tmpfs
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
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.