Finnix 111 release notes

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Finnix 111
Finnix 107 boot.png
Release date 2015-06-04
Based on Debian testing (2015-05-30)
Kernel Linux 4.0
Packages x86 (464), ARM (453), PowerPC (448)
Development
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Filename Arch Size Released GPG BitTorrent
finnix-111.iso x86 160 MiB 2015-06-04 Signature Torrent
finnix-armhf-111.iso ARM 109 MiB 2015-06-04 Signature Torrent
finnix-ppc-111.iso PowerPC 155 MiB 2015-06-04 Signature Torrent

Changes

For a full list of changes, see the Finnix 111 Launchpad milestone list.

ARM support

Finnix 111 introduces support for the ARM (armhf) architecture, in addition to existing x86 and PowerPC archicture support. Finnix 111 for ARM is currently classified as a "technology preview", and primarily targets the Versatile Express A9 platform, as emulated by QEMU. This makes it easy to download and test via QEMU on a standard PC without special hardware.

Additional platforms are planned for the future. Finnix for ARM has been successfully tested on the Raspberry Pi 2, when combined with Raspberry Pi firmware and a custom kernel.

OverlayFS support

Finnix 111 includes Linux kernel 4.0, which includes OverlayFS functionality. Previous Finnix releases used AUFS to overlay a ramdisk on top of a compressed root filesystem, but required a kernel patch, as AUFS is not in the upstream Linux kernel. Finnix 111 now uses OverlayFS directly, which means that special (non-upstream) kernel functionality is no longer required in Finnix kernels. This will help VPS providers better integrate Finnix into their platforms, and will make kernel maintenance easier for future releases.

Errata

  • Booting the 32-bit kernel on 586 processors will result in a kernel panic. Please continue to use Finnix 110 if you need to boot a 586 system.

For general troubleshooting and notes, please see Documentation.

MD5 checksums

f111ff8eee915f508ade13b934d47ce6  finnix-111.iso
f111ffa290ab46ad193fdbbb2952a785  finnix-armhf-111.iso
f111ff0864d2796d788a98785ecb7589  finnix-ppc-111.iso

GPG signatures

GPG signatures may be verified as being signed by the following key:

pub   4096R/4356E6C2 2012-05-14
      Key fingerprint = 8672 79B8 3BF8 E815 A236  D39E 7D6F 85C0 4356 E6C2
uid                  Finnix Release Signing Key <keymaster@finnix.org>