Archives August 2013

Install a modern 32bit Kernel

Last update on March 23, 2014.

Install a modern 32bit Kernel

Kwheezy 32bit version is distributed with the Debian Wheezy 486 kernel. This is to maximize the scope of machines it can be installed on.

The 486 kernel is for very old hardware, it does not support SMP (Symmetric  Multi-Processing). Which means it only uses a single core, even if you have two or more. It also doesn't support a lot of more modern processor instructions. So basically, you could be losing quite a bit of speed and power by using it.

In Debian it is easy to install different kernels. The 686-pae kernel supports PAE (Processor Address Extension). PAE ...

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Installer bugfix available (1.1-4)

Last update on Sept. 21, 2013.

Installer bugfix available (1.1-4)

A fix for installation failure due to having a partition numbered 10 or above is available.

The easiest way to fix is to update the kwheezy-livecd package. This can be done from the Live session (booting from DVD/USB media).

  • Open 'Apper' via Applications Menu -> System > Apper.
  • Go to the 'Updates' section.
  • Click on "Check for new updates".
  • Wait for it to finish downloading the repository index (list of changes).
  • Tick the box next to kwheezy-livecd and nothing else from the list of updates. We can apply the other updates after installation.
  • Click 'Apply' button (bottom left).

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Version 1.1 released!

Last update on Sept. 21, 2013.

Version 1.1 released!

Version 1.1 is now available from the download page.

The new version is geared towards better locale/language support. Keyboard selection and installing addition locales for better language support.

Changes in version 1.1:

  • Minor improvements to the installer. Including the hardware clock to local-time fix.
  • Keyboard selection before and after installation. New app called "Kwheezy Keyboard Selector".
  • Locale (language) support. New app called "Kwheezy Localizer".
  • Firefox/Thunderbird language extensions.
  • Firefox now supports magnet links out-the-box and Flashgot addon enabled with Kget as download manager.
  • KDE Touchpad Configuration now installed by default.
  • No login sound in Live session (speeds ...

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Password in Live session

Last update on Oct. 6, 2013.

Password in Live session

The password in the Live session is "kwheezy". This is for both administrator and root accounts.

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Set hardware clock to UTC/Local Time

Last update on Sept. 16, 2013.

Set hardware clock to UTC/Local Time

The hardware clock can either be set to UTC or Local Time. UTC is "Coordinated Universal Time", basically it's GMT where all other timezones are offset from. Local Time is the time in your current timezone. To change the hardware clock to UTC or Local Time after installation, follow the steps below.

Note: in Kwheezy versions 1.0.1 and  below, selecting local time in the installer does not take effect.

Login as root using the following command:

su

Enter the 'root' password when prompted.

Then the following command:

hwclock --systohc --localtime

or

hwclock --systohc --utc

Then logout the ...

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New download server

Last update on Sept. 16, 2013.

New download server

The main Kwheezy download server has changed.

Hopefully it will be faster than the previous download server.

It's located in the US, so it should serve most folk better.

Please use the torrents where possible.

The torrents will be slow at first, but once seeded they should be faster and leaves bandwidth for those that can't download via bittorrent.

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Version 1.0.1 Released

Last update on Sept. 16, 2013.

Version 1.0.1 Released

Version 1.0.1 has been released. This is a maintenance release to fix installation issues with certain drives/hard disks.

There is no other changes, no new features etc. from version 1.0. Just the installer fixes.

If you have downloaded 1.0 already and it installs sucessfully, there is no need to get 1.0.1.

If you are having installation problems, and you don't want to download 1.0.1, you can follow the wiki entitled "Installation Problems?".

The new ISO images are on a newly acquired download server. I purchased some cheap web hosting in ...

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