Finnix 107 release notes

Finnix, the LiveCD for system administrators

Finnix 107
Finnix 107 boot.png
Release date 2012-12-25
Based on Debian testing (2012-12-23)
Kernel Linux 3.6
Packages x86 (407), PowerPC (400)
Development
codename
Oconomowoc

Download

Filename Arch Size Released BitTorrent
finnix-107.iso x86 117 MiB 2012-12-25 Torrent
finnix-ppc-107.iso PowerPC 117 MiB 2012-12-25 Torrent

Major new features

Linux 3.6

Finnix 107 includes Linux kernel 3.6, and includes a fix for the (overhyped, it seems) ext4 corruption bug.

Faster startup, faster shutdown

Average Finnix startup times have been reduced even further by the cleanup of legacy code. In addition, the shutdown procedure, which largely has not changed in years, got a revamp and is now noticeably quicker.

isohybrid support included

The x86 ISO is now being built with the isohybrid method, meaning you can now write the ISO directly to a USB flash drive at the block level to boot it.

findiso support added, grub-finnix utility released

Finnix 107 includes support for searching for and mounting a Finnix ISO on a filesystem (findiso=/path/to/finnix-107.iso). This can be used to create a GRUB 2 configuration on a server/workstation to boot a Finnix ISO directly. To that end, I have released a utility for Debian/Ubuntu, grub-finnix, which hooks into the update-grub2 system to automatically handle building the necessary GRUB 2 config.

finnix-hwsubmit redesigned

The finnix-hwsubmit utility has been completely redesigned. The report format is now in a standardized machine-parsable yet easy to read format (MIME), you will be given a URL of the submitted report, and you can choose to make the report public. Public reports are available at http://hwsubmit.finnix.org/ .

New utilities included

A number of new packages have been included with Finnix 107, including: arping, bridge-utils, chntpw, cmospwd, ifenslave-2.6, sshfs, testdisk, udftools, zerofree. iPXE has also been added to the main x86 boot menu.

Errata

  • No known errata at this time.

MD5 checksums

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f107ff39845b500a897dc3480cc0ef2d  finnix-ppc-107.iso

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Changes

For a full list of changes, see the Finnix 107 Launchpad milestone list.

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