Thursday, June 12, 2008

Updating Kanotix Thorhammer

In January I've installed RC7 of Thorhammer. Yesterday I've upgraded all of the installed packages. More than 300 MB of data was downloaded and the size of the virtual disk is now almost 3 GB ...

Here are the steps:

1. Boot into runlevel 3 (by pressing 3 at startup). So, boot string in my case is:

root=UUID=2d152dfc-133f-4708-9216-414fb0b9b700 ro splash vga=791 quite 3

2. Update the system by entering the following two commands:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade


Sunday, June 08, 2008


New pre-incarnation of sidux is out: EREBOS-pre1. Booting inside VMware Workstation is now OK.

Image of Erebus: (c) Godchecker, Inc.


Sunday, April 27, 2008


If programmers deserve to be rewarded for
creating innovative programs, by the same
token they deserve to be punished if they
restrict the use of these programs.
--- Richard Stallman

New sidux is now available - NYX and there is a bug when booting inside VMware Workstation. Here is the solution:

1. Add the following code to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "VMMouse 0"
Driver "vmmouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "CorePointer"


2. Start the KDE: startx /usr/bin/startkde

3. Install the Sidux NYX to the hard disk ...

(Drawing by Thalia Took)


Thursday, January 31, 2008

KANOTIX 2007 Thorhammer RC7

New build of Kanotix was released at the beginning of the year. It is based on Ubuntu kernel and it uses Acritox installer. I've installed it inside VMWare Workstation 6 (VM configured with two SCSI disks: 8 GB ReiserFS partition and 2 GB linux swap partition).
The installation occupies cca. 2 GB of disk space.