Belze has made the Italian localized ISOs available for download.
The localized SolydX and SolydK 64-bit ISOs are available as regular and Enthusiast’s Editions here:
Thanks Belze, for these great ISOs!
Balloon has made the Japanese localized ISOs available for download.
The Japanese SolydX and SolydK are available in 32-bit and 64-bit downloads here:
or from Balloon’s site:
Thanks Balloon, for your outstanding work!
The Dutch ISOs are available in 64-bit only:
It has been over three years since we started and even a distribution would like to have something new to wear once in a while. With the input of the community and friends I’ve updated the looks of our logos. Theming has been changed in line with the new logos and we’ve also been working hard on the theming for the Enthusiast’s Editions. Our main site, forum, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts also reflect these changes.
I especially want to thank Grizzler, who has given me the support I needed and for making those marvelous Enthusiast’s Editions.
The localized versions will follow later and I will post the release of those ISOs separately.
Here are some screen prints:
You might also notice that there’s something different with the Live Installer. I’ve recently completed the conversion from Python2.7/Gtk to Python3/Gtk+. You will find some minor changes in the GUI but under the hood it’s a totally different beast. I’d like to invite everybody to help me improve the code: https://github.com/SolydXK/live-installer-3
We hope you are going to enjoy these new editions and that you like the new clothes of the emperor.
Go, get the ISOs here: http://solydxk.com
We mourn the passing of Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian and therefor also the founder of SolydXK.
We had several reports that the new ISOs booted slowly and that the Live Installer crashed on some hardware.
At first we thought these issues were limited to the SolydX RPI2 edition as was reported here, but it seemed that all ISOs were infected by the same problems.
These issues were severe enough to update the ISOs which are now available for download (see links below). This includes the Community Editions.
You do not have to download these new ISOs if you already have downloaded the 201512 version. You can follow the instructions described below.
If the Live Installer crashes:
Start a live session, open a terminal and run these commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install live-installer
If the boot process is slow:
Open a terminal and run this command:
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
Comment out the lines concerning the eth0 interfaces so that they look like this:
#iface eth0 inet dhcp
If you prefer the updated ISOs you can download them from our main site’s download section.
SolydX RPI2: http://solydxk.com/solydx-rpi2
Community Editions (32-bit/Enthusiast’s Editions): http://solydxk.com/community-editions
A user reported a bug that it took a long time to boot the new SolydX RPI2 when no ethernet cable is connected.
This is a known bug and can be resolved by editing /etc/network/interfaces and comment out (or remove) the line “auto eth0”.
I’ve changed this in the download image as well.
Some community members have released localized versions of the latest ISOs.
You can download ISOs in the following languages:
- Dutch (nederlands, by yours sincerily)
- Italian (italiano, by belze)
- Japanese (日本語, by balloon)
It is quite easy to create a localized ISO in your own language with SolydXK Creator.
Here’s a tutorial: http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5747
Get your localized ISO here: http://solydxk.com/downloads/localized-editions/
Just a few minutes after I blogged the release of the main editions, Grizzler posted that the Community Editions were ready for release as well!
These releases are available for download from the Community Editions page:
- SolydX 32-bit and SolydK 32-bit.
- The Enthusiasts Editions based on Debian testing: SolydX 32/64-bit and SolydK 32/64-bit
Note that the SolydK EEs still have some issues that need to be fixed upstream. Dolphin crashes on certain context menu movements and does not show any icons when it is run as root.
- SolydX RPI2: SolydX for the Raspberry PI2.
Get them here: http://solydxk.com/downloads/community-editions/
Have fun during the hollydays!
It’s time for new releases again!
The new ISOs come packed with changes. I’m not going to mention them all but here are a few:
- The Live Installer can now encrypt your partitions.
- The USB Creator has been rebuilt and does create bootable USB pen drives for several distributions.
- The Update Manager has new icons to indicate its status.
You can right-click to show the legend for the meaning of the icons. Left-click was removed. So, you will need to right-click to activate the Update Manager window.
You can download the SolydX and SolydK ISOs from our main site’s download section.
Work is still be done on the community editions and I will let you know when they are ready for download.
I hope you are going to enjoy these new releases and we all wish you a happy Christmas and a happy new year!
Arjen Balfoort (Schoelje)
We had an application to create a bootable USB using the ISO files directly. Unfortunately, the application was rather buggy and I couldn’t find the reason why. So, I decided to start anew and keep things as simple as possible.
This new application supports several distributions (see the list below) and can be installed from our repository:
sudo apt-get install usb-creator
You can also download the deb and sources files here: http://repository.solydxk.com/pool/main/u/usb-creator/
The Github project page: https://github.com/SolydXK/usb-creator
If you want to help translating: https://www.transifex.com/solydxk/usb-creator/dashboard/
This is the relevant forum topic: http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=5938
I’ve been trying out various distributions and creating menus in /boot/grub/grub.cfg especially for them.
These I’ve done successfully:
- SolydX and SolydK
- Ubuntu (and probably its derivates as well but obviously not tested those).
- Debian Live.
- Debian mini.
- Regular Fedora.
- Arch dual and Arch boot.
- Mageia regular.
- Debian regular (not live or mini).
- OpenSuse regular and live (I haven’t got a pen drive big enough for the ISOs).
- CentOS regular and live (I haven’t got a pen drive big enough for the ISOs).
- Fedora live.
- Mageia live.
I could use some help on those I couldn’t test and those that I can’t get working.
If you want to add or change anything. You can find all the relevant code at the top of /usr/bin/usb-creator.
You can create a pull request in Github, or post your changes on the above mentioned link to our forum.