Finnix 121 release notes

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Finnix 121
Finnix 121 boot.png
Release date 2020-08-10
Based on Debian testing (2020-08-08)
Kernel Linux 5.7 (Debian 5.7.0-2)
Packages amd64 (590)

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Filename Arch Size Released OpenPGP BitTorrent
finnix-121.iso amd64 509 MiB 2020-08-10 Signature Torrent

Major new features

Finnix 121 includes a number of fixes, new packages and new features:

  • Switched back to building against Debian testing
  • Added packages:
  • Removed packages:
  • serial-getty consoles are now usable
  • Non-zero exit codes are now displayed in PS1
  • Added "0" command for easier access to keyboard configuration (finnix/finnix#3)
  • GRUB is now being used for both BIOS and UEFI booting
  • Removed GRUB initial boot beep
  • Re-added shared per-user SSH agents
  • Fixed SSH remote access
  • Enabled zram swap compression, 50% of physical RAM
  • Release ISOs layouts are again being optimized for CD-ROMs
    • This has no negative (or positive) effect when the ISO is written to a USB key, but speeds up CD-ROM booting by placing all known files used during startup sequentially toward the end of the ISO

Original tracking issue: finnix/finnix#6

Errata

  • No known errata at this time. For general troubleshooting and notes, please see Documentation.

Signature verification

To verify download integrity, please use the provided OpenPGP signature. Download finnix-121.iso (the main file) and finnix-121.iso.gpg (the detached signature), then run:

gpg --recv-keys 867279B83BF8E815A236D39E7D6F85C04356E6C2
gpg --verify finnix-121.iso.gpg finnix-121.iso

The verification output should look similar to below:

gpg: Signature made using RSA key 867279B83BF8E815A236D39E7D6F85C04356E6C2
gpg: Good signature from "Finnix Release Signing Key <keymaster@finnix.org>"

Be sure to explicitly check the reported signature matches Finnix Release Signing Key's OpenPGP signature, 8672 79B8 3BF8 E815 A236 D39E 7D6F 85C0 4356 E6C2.

The following non-signature hashes are also available. While verifying the OpenPGP signature is preferred, these can be used as lower-trust verification, as long as the entire hash is verified.

SHA-512:

4026544d9c14443aaf6deb784d9f52bed7fe479204c33fd6c92e5ff7487b1d402027fbe2b942ceb4bc517ad3bc9d3ced3e7534069f20dcd66a5859771b3581d5 finnix-121.iso