[Inx] INX 'unstable' 1.15

Peter Garrett inx-one at optusnet.com.au
Mon Aug 10 00:03:30 PDT 2009

Hello all,

I have uploaded a new ISO, available now from:


Direct links:


What's new and needs testing:

* Incorporated the "Ubuntu mini.iso" Net installer (kernel and initrd
are now on the iso, and there's a choice to boot it as "Stage 1" of the
2 stage "Netinxtaller" installation method. As mentioned in a previous
post, the way it works is this:
    1) Boot "Stage 1" to install the "command line" cli Ubuntu 8.04
        basic install. Actually it seems to install a couple of weird
        things, but it works as a base. (Why on earth 'cli' installed
       'gimp-help' and various Open Office-related things here, I have
       no idea...)
    2) Reboot from hard drive and either download the netinxtaller
        script or run it by mounting /dev/cdrom on /cdrom then running
        ' /cdrom/netinxtaller/netinxtaller '
        Don't panic ...
        There's an explanation in the menu items. You can access this
        from the 'first-screen' or from 'tools'

* Incorporated the 'inxusb' script that makes 'persistent' bootable USB 
   'sticks'. Again, this was already discussed on the lists but now
   it's in the iso :)

* Various tweaks and bug fixes including a work-around for 'persistent'
   time setting if the system 'sees' persistent in the boot line.

* Incorporated 'inxtaller' in the install-options menu (also reachable
   from the places mentioned above)

Probably some other fixes and at least one bug - see if you can find it
*g* More than one is very likely...

This ISO is a bit bigger (around 202 MB) because of the added kernel
and initrd files for the 'netinxtaller' option. Is it worth it? I think
it provides more flexibility... comments welcome of course.

This is already quite long so I'll wrap up. We could consider this the
'almost 1.2' release, although I have more ideas for that...

For those with limited bandwidth - I've also uploaded a newer set of
scripts, so "update-inx" will come close to bringing you up to date.
You will not get some of the system tweaks, but it will give you the
general idea of what is added in the menus and scripts. 'update-inx'
needs, umm... updating too, but that's on the ToDo list. 

See what you think. Ideally I would restructure the directories to be
more 'Debianised', but I have put that on the back-burner for now, since
I have other stuff to deal with :)

Have fun ...


"INX Is Not X" Live CD based on Ubuntu 8.04 : http://inx.maincontent.net
Screenshots slideshow: http://inx.maincontent.net/album/1.png.html
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