Archives July 2013

Installation Problems?

Last update on Sept. 16, 2013.

Installation Problems?

Having problems installing Kwheezy 1.0?

I have recently discovered that certain hard disk/drive sizes don't play well with the installer. Also, the installer doesn't recognise disk/drives without a partition table. It seems to only affect some drives / partition layouts. But particularly in VirtualBox.

That's OK, there's a fix already!

Kwheezy version 1.0.1 and up will include the fix.

The solution below only applies to those that are having problems
with the installer. Updating via Apper or apt-get will get you onto 1.0.1 with no difference
to the 1.0 ...

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Digikam 3.2 updated

Last update on Oct. 23, 2013.

Digikam 3.2 updated

The digikam3 (3.2.0) package has been updated to include some fixes.

Warning: digikam3 is a crude package. It conflicts with official Debian 7.x packages.

It works and it shouldn't break your system, but ONLY USE IT IF YOU REALLY NEED IT!

I use it myself and I have no problems so far, but it's not a well tested package.
Use at your own risk.  

The digikam3 package is only available for 64bit installations (amd64 / x86_64). It is a crude package, meaning that it does not fit in neatly with the Debian repository. It will remove ...

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Torrents available

Last update on Sept. 16, 2013.

Torrents available

Torrents are now available for both 32bit and 64bit here.

I've created the torrent myself and they're seeding from the download server using Transmission. However, I'm getting much slower transfer rates from home PC via torrent than via direct download. I guess it will need a while for more seeders to speed it up.

If anyone has any advice on speeding up the initial seeding, please use the comments.

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Version 1.0 Released!

Last update on Sept. 16, 2013.

Version 1.0 Released!

Kwheezy 1.0 Released!

The first official release, version 1.0 is finished and available for download here.

Kwheezy 1.0 is available for both 32bit and 64bit x86 architectures.

It weighs in at a whopping 3.7GB, which is pretty darn heavy for a new-born. That's because it's jam packed full of goodies. You shouldn't need to install much extra to get going.

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Why I chose Debian

Last update on Oct. 6, 2013.

Why I chose Debian

I chose debian for the base of Kwheezy for many reasons, but ultimately, debian is perfect for building on top of. It's well known that debian is rock solid stable, perhaps even the best tested distro in the GNU/Linux world. It also has a fantastic security team and a repository dedicated to security updates (patches). Debian also has a well designed package management system, so installing, updating and repairing a debian system is a breeze. So it's stable, secure, easy to maintain,  all of which makes it perfect for servers. However, this comes at a cost, and ...

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How to burn a Live CD

Last update on Oct. 23, 2013.

How to burn a Live CD

This guide will help you to burn (write) a downloaded Live CD image (.iso file) to a CD/DVD.

On Windows

The easiest way on Windows is to download and use "Free ISO Burner".

1.  Download free ISO Burner from here.

2.  Double-click on the FreeISOBurner file that you just downloaded. The Free ISO Burner program will start.

3.  Insert a blank disc in your drive.

4.  Click the Open button next to the empty space within the ISO File section, near the top of the program window.

5.  When the Open window appears, locate and select the ISO file ...

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Installation Guide

Last update on Oct. 6, 2013.

Installation Guide

This guide assumes you have already done the following:

  • Downloaded the installation iso image from here.
  • Burnt the image to a blank DVD. How to burn a Live CD
  • Have 18GB or more hard disk drive (HDD) space available.
Click on the images to see them in full size. 

Now lets begin the installation:

1 - Boot into Kwheezy LiveCD

Power on the computer and boot from the DVD drive. This can be done in either of two ways;

  1. in the BIOS, setting the boot priority of the DVD drive to first boot (consult your hardware's manual if necessary).
  2. selecting ...

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