Finnix 107 release notes

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Vitals

  • Linux 3.6
  • Debian testing (2012-12-23)
  • 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.

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.

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.

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 thumb drive at the block level to boot it.

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.