ChangeLog


This page shows the most important changes provided in each SystemRescueCd version. It only shows changes in the versions of the Linux kernel and relevant utilities. The full list of packages provides more details about the exact versions of all other packages.

  • 6.0.3) 2019-04-14:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.19.34
    • Updated firefox to the ESR (Extended Support Release) version
    • Added packages: growpart, grsync
  • 6.0.2) 2019-02-21:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.19.24
    • Added packages: borg, nwipe, lshw, zerofree, joe, rkhunter, strace
    • Replaced Notepadqq graphical editor with FeatherPad to save space
  • 6.0.1) 2019-02-09:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.19.20
    • Reintroduced autorun service to run scripts automatically at boot time
    • Changed filesystem label so it fits in FAT filesystem labels for UEFI booting
    • Enabled sshd service and re-introduced support for option rootpass=xxxx
    • Added support for rootcryptpass=xxxx boot option to set encrypted root passwords
  • 6.0.0) 2019-02-02:

    • System is now based on ArchLinux and built using archiso and its dependencies
    • Kernel and user space programs are now fully 64 bit (dropped 32bit support)
    • Boot options are the ones provided by new upstream rather than old version
    • Graphical environment based on xorg-1.20.3 and xfce-4.12
    • Implemented “setkmap=xx” option on the boot command line to setup keyboard
    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.19.19
    • Updated filesystem tools: e2fsprogs-1.44.5, xfsprogs-4.19.0, btrfs-progs-4.19.1
    • Updated disk tools: gparted-0.33.0, lvm2-2.02.183
  • 5.3.2) 2018-11-14:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.14.80 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Updated Xorg environment and drivers to x11-base/xorg-server-1.20.3
  • 5.3.1) 2018-09-17:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.14.70 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Support for booting from NVMe disk (Gentoo bug #660724)
    • Added partclone-0.2.89
  • 5.3.0) 2018-09-04:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.14.67 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Updated disk tools: fsarchiver-0.8.5, GParted-0.32.0
  • 5.2.2) 2018-04-02:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.14.32 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Updated disk tools: GParted-0.31.0
  • 5.2.1) 2018-02-24:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.14.20 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Updated disk tools: GParted-0.30.0, fsarchiver-0.8.4, ntfs3g-2017.3.23
    • Added yubikey-personalization-gui-3.1.25
  • 5.2.0) 2018-02-03:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.14.15 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Updated system: glibc-2.25 and gcc-6.4.0
    • Updated filesystem tools: xfsprogs-4.14.0, btrfs-progs-4.14.1
    • Updated fsarchiver to version 0.8.3 (implemented lz4 compression)
    • Updated languages: ruby-2.3.6 and python 2.7.14 + 3.6.3
  • 5.1.2) 2017-11-05:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.60 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Added nvme-cli-1.3 and updated smartmontools to 6.5 to add support for NVMe
    • Replaced keepassx with keepassxc
  • 5.1.1) 2017-09-29:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.52 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Added keepassx password management software (version 2.0.2)
    • Updated filesystem tools: sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.43.6
  • 5.1.0) 2017-09-07:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.47 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Updated system platform from 486 and 586 to 686 (userspace and 32bit kernel)
  • 5.0.4) 2017-08-24:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.44 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Updated disk tools: GParted-0.29.0, xfsprogs-4.9.0, xfsdump-3.1.7
    • Updated fsarchiver to version 0.8.2 (improved ext4 filesystem support)
  • 5.0.3) 2017-07-29:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.40 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Updated grub to version 2.02
  • 5.0.2) 2017-06-11:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.30 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Ported autorun script to python3 (contribution from Gernot)
    • Downgraded grub to version 2.02_beta3-r1 to fix UEFI Boot
  • 5.0.1) 2017-05-24:

    • Updated kernels to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.28 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Updated grub to version 2.02 and dropped grub legacy
    • Reverted autorun to original python2 version
  • 5.0.0) 2017-04-23:

    • Standard kernels: Long-Term-Supported linux-4.9.24 (rescue32 + rescue64)
    • Dropped alternative kernels and old floppy disk images to make the ISO smaller
    • Updated system packages: gcc-5.4.0

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