Migration to a new VPS

Migration to a new, bigger server is almost done, all the services work from the new one already.


A new Sparky repository public key has been generated so manually intervention is required!
Users of all Sparky versions/editions have to install the new public key as follows:

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Then update the package list to check does it work:

sudo apt update


Sparky USB Formatter


Due to changes in Debian testing repositories, package ‘udisks’ in not longer available, which is a dependency of ‘mintstick’.

There is no reason to fight with that, I just made something different, instead of the MintStick.

1. Sparky Live USB Creator, which is a GUI front-end of the ‘dd’ command, and is available in our repository long time.
2. Sparky USB Formatter is a new tool, which can format a USB stick as you wish. It is available in our repository now, so please install and test it.

USB Formatter installation:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sparky-usb-formatter

Sparky Live USB Creator and Sparky USB Formatter will replace MintStick in the next Sparky 4.2 release.

The second point of matter is, that Sparky USB Formatter is the first Sparky app, which uses locales files. In this moment, the tool uses English or Polish locales only.

Sparky USB Formatter

If you can help with translating to other languages, just let me know.
I will make another post, when I’ll be ready to let you know how to manage with locale’s files.


Sparky repository

The configuration is deprecated, go to Sparky Wiki pages.

Log in to root account, then:
1. Create a new file:
nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sparky.list
2. Copy and past Sparky repo to the file.
## sparky
deb testing main

3. Refresh packages list:
apt-get update
4. Install the Sparky public key:
apt-get install sparky-keyring
wget -O - | apt-key add -

then refresh package list again:
apt-get update

How to make SparkyLinux bootable USB key or any Linux, Mac OSX and MS Windows host?

To do that you can use multiplatforms application UNetbootin.
It’s available for most Linux distributions, Mac OSX and MS Windows as well.
SparkyLinux Full-DVD has UNetbootin pre-installed inside the system.
It can be used if you run SparkyLinux from hard drive or as a live system from CD/DVD disk too.

Putting SparkyLinux iso image to USB key is easy as 1-2-3:

1. Run UNetbootin, mark “Diskimage” and load “sparkylinux.iso” image, then click “OK”.


2. Wait until the iso image coping will be finished.


3. After that reboot your machine.


Have a nice fun with SparkyLinux !

How to make SparkyLinux bootable USB key on SparkyLinux host?

If you run SparkyLinux from hard or CD/DVD drive you can make bootable SparkyLinux USB key with Remastersys USB Sturtup Disk Tool.You find it going to Menu-> Applications-> Administration.

This operation will delete all data from your USB key.

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1. Select allready connected USB key.

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2. Select the source to be copied from (sparkylinux.iso image).

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3. Then start coping files.

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4. When it finished just quit the application and reboot your machine.

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Have a nice fun with SparkyLinux !