Live-System - News


2024-03-05 - v0.9.8

  • added support for Hyprland keyboard layout
  • Slackware packages can now be build from Arch Linux (without makepkg)

2023-04-30 - v0.9.7

  • added ‘aarch64’ support for Arch Linux
  • fixed Arch Linux initrd / initramfs name
  • added support for Qemu / VirtIO disks (/dev/vda, …)

2022-09-23 - v0.9.6

  • fixed repair function

2022-06-17 - v0.9.5

  • added new compression option, with new default (zstd)
  • extended and renamed --grub action to --repair
  • removed unstable, undocumented and unused features (live update)
  • rewritten and simplified generation of initial RAM filesystems
  • improved script quality (strict mode, local & readonly variables, better use of BASH features)
  • fixed timezones in default grub.cfg
  • tested with xubuntu-22.04, slackware64-15.0, Arch Linux

2022-02-27 - v0.9.4

  • tested and fixed Slackware support

2021-09-01 - v0.9.3

  • added support for zstd kernel modules in Arch Linux (fix)

2021-06-02 - v0.9.2

  • fixed default keyboard for Gnome (Wayland)
  • fixed possibly missing /boot/grub directory
  • fixed user additional groups (wheel, …) on home setup
  • enabled grub-default=saved

2021-01-12 - v0.9.1

  • added --bios boot option to enable legacy boot on USB device
  • fixed additional modules inclusion
  • fixed missing loop devices (Arch Linux)
  • fixed compressed kernel modules (Arch Linux)
  • fixed live over NFS boot
  • easier customization of LIVELABEL, LIVEDIR and LIVEHOME using environment variables
  • persistent data home directories are now created by --usb action (enables autologin during first boot)
  • improved documentation (notably for live over NFS setup)

2020-10-08 - v0.9.0

  • unified live-system initial RAM disk using Busybox
  • added support for booting into a Busybox console (using mode=busybox kernel parameter)
  • added support for Debian / Ubuntu
  • restored support for legacy / BIOS boot
  • added feature to enable ISO flash on USB devices (ISO in now hybrid)
  • Xorriso (GRUB dependency) is now required (removed CdrTools & CdrKit support)

2020-07-29 - v0.8.4

  • minor cosmetic fixes
  • Slackware: removed autologin support when using xdm

2020-07-03 - v0.8.3

  • fixed --home and --grub actions
  • improved quick-start documentation

2020-06-24 - v0.8.2

  • fixed --usb action

2020-06-16 - v0.8.1

  • new web site generator and logo
  • added confirmation request before performing a destructive operation

2020-04-03 - v0.8

  • removed support for BIOS/CSM firmware, MsDOS/Intel partitionned disks and 32 bits systems, resulting in simplified live boot system & partionning (now GPT/EFI-64 only)
  • installing on USB device can now be done manually by file copy
  • new optional parameter for --usb action to choose system partition size
  • added sys=Label:path boot option (defaults to LiveSystem/linomad), nfsroot boot option was also renamed to sys
  • now use UUID in /etc/fstab
  • simplified GRUB configuration (no more font or background)
  • added support for install device with different name than sda (nvme0n1 for example)
  • --home action does not attempt to format partition any more
  • removed --sysprep action
  • removed -auto option for --install action (install EFI GRUB anyway)


  • 2017-2020, Live-System (rename) - added support for Arch Linux
  • 2010-2017, Slackware-Live (public Slackware live system build script, extracted from LiNomad) - added support for UEFI (Unified Extended Firmware Interface)
  • 2004-2010, LiNomad (customized Slackware live system - like ZenLive - not distributed)