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.

  • 6.1.6) 2020-07-04:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-5.4.50
    • Improved PXE boot when multiple network interfaces are available
    • Autorun will only run after the network is fully configured (#120)
    • Added minicom and picocom serial communication programs
  • 6.1.5) 2020-06-07:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-5.4.44
    • Fixed issue causing DHCP not to be run after a PXE boot (#19)
    • Remove large unneeded firmware files from the initramfs (#109)
    • Added encrypt hook to allow to boot from an encrypted device (#108)
    • Enable serial console autologin (Marcos Mello) (#113)
  • 6.1.4) 2020-05-22:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-5.4.42
    • Added an entry in the boot menu to start from a Linux OS installed on the disk
  • 6.1.3) 2020-04-18:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-5.4.32
    • Added offline HTML page to list the most useful available programs
    • Added entry in the boot menus to boot and verify the checksum
    • Added gpart, hwinfo, udftools, ipmitool, wimlib, cabextract
    • Replaced tigervnc with remmina and libvncserver
    • Various optimisations and general cleanup
  • 6.1.2) 2020-03-29:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-5.4.28
    • Added sound support based on pulseaudio (Marcos Mello)
    • Added command line tools for burning CD/DVD medias
    • Disk space optimisations to reduce the size of the ISO image
  • 6.1.1) 2020-03-13:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-5.4.24
    • Autologin rework and fixes for interactive autorun scripts (Marcos Mello)
    • Added “rootshell” boot option to setup an alternative shell (Marcos Mello)
    • Cleanup and disk space optimisations to reduce the size of the ISO image
  • 6.1.0) 2020-02-29:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-5.4.22
    • Updated filesystem tools: btrfs-progs 5.4.1, xfsprogs 5.4.0, xfsdump 3.1.9
    • Fixes for keyboard mapping configuration (contributions from Marcos Mello)
    • Added wireguard packages (kernel module and tools)
  • 6.0.7) 2020-01-26:

    • Optimized compression used to create the squashfs image (saves 47MB)
    • Removed most locale files using localepurge to save disk space (saves 55MB)
  • 6.0.6) 2020-01-25:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.19.98
    • Added strings and ar commands using busybox
    • Disk space optimisations to reduce the size of the ISO image
    • Updated gparted to 1.1.0
  • 6.0.5) 2020-01-12:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.19.94
    • Disk space optimisations to reduce the size of the ISO image
    • Added flashrom + par2cmdline + whdd
  • 6.0.4) 2019-12-29:

    • Updated kernel to Long-Term-Supported linux-4.19.91
    • Updated XFCE graphical environment to version 4.14
    • Updated parted to 3.3 and gparted to 1.0.0
    • Updated Grub boot loader to version 2.04
    • Enabled the iptables service to block incoming traffic by default
    • Added boot option “nofirewall” to disable the iptables services
    • Removed dhcpcd to avoid conflict with network-manager/dhclient
  • 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

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