Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
The new liveslak version 188.8.131.52 has a few updates. Most are not worth mentioning but these are:
- CACert root certificates are added to the OS so that you can visit the upcoming blog.alienbase.nl securely without nasty warnings about untrusted certificates.
- The PLASMA5 ISO image features Wayland support. You can login to a regular X.Org Plasma5 session but you can also choose the “Plasma – Wayland” session from the SDDM dropdown menu. In order to keep the ISO size below the DVD medium maximum size, I had to leave the optional ‘wine’ module out of the ISO. You can still download the wine module from the ‘bonus‘ location.
FYI, this was the command to generate that PLASMA5 ISO:
# ./make_slackware_live.sh -d PLASMA5 -m plasma5wayland -M -X
If you already use a Slackware Live USB stick that you do not want to re-format, you should use the “-r” parameter to the “iso2usb.sh” script. The “-r” or refresh parameter allows you to refresh the liveslak files on your USB stick without touching your custom content. If you want to modify other parameters of your USB stick, use the script “upslak.sh“. It’s main feature is that it can update the kernel on the USB stick, but it also can replace the Live init script. As with most (if not all) of my scripts, use the “-h” parameter to get help on its functionality.
More detail about the features of Slackware Live Edition can be found in previous posts here on the blog.