SparkyLinux 3.3.2-test3 is out


New testing iso image of SparkyLinux 3.3.2-test3 Base Edition is out.

This is the third and probably the last testing iso image before the final version of Sparky 3.4 will be published in June.

As usual, all packages have been upgraded from Debian “testing’ repository (14/May/2014).

New iso image of 3.3.2-test3 includes changes:
– Linux kernel has been upgraded up to version 3.14 from Debian “Sid” repos
– systemd is the default init system for Live system and after a hard drive installation
– the live installer has been upgraded
– Netsurt web browser has been replaced by Iceweasel
– Wicd network manager has been replaced by NetworkManager
– general clean up and minor fixes

We still ask for testing, specially the 64 bit version on machines with UEFI.

The testing iso images are placed in ‘development’ section on our download page.


Sparky 3.3.2-test2


The second testing iso image of SparkyLinux 3.3.2-test2 Base Edition is out.

The last week brought some solutions for bugs which have been found in the previous release of 3.3.2-test1.
We have found a solution after a set of tests we made in a virtual environment.

The present version of the installer got bugs fixing, which lets you install and run Sparky after installation on machines with EFI.

Testing installations have been made on Virtualbox with EFI mode enabled only.
Please, test it on your physical machine with EFI motherboard if you have it.

Report your results of installation and any suggestions on our forums.

The testing iso image is placed in ‘development’ section on our download page.


SparkyLinux 3.3.2-test1 Base


The first testing iso image of SparkyLinux 3.3.2-test1 Base Edition is ready to go.

The release features the system installer with EFI support for 64 bit machines.
As I said before, I can’t test it on a physical machine with EFI, because I don’t have any.

I have tested it on VirtualBox with EFI mode enabled, but it doesn’t work for me well.
It’s not a problem with Sparky only, I can’t run properly any Linux distribution on VBox in EFI mode after installation on it.

Please, test Sparky Live and install it on your machines with EFI motherboard.
Report your installation results and suggestions on our forums.

The testing iso image is placed in ‘dev’ section on our download page.