1) In the event that when you are running the system in Live mode for some task, it asks you for an authentication key, it is: "live"

2) If at the end of the "system installation", when you restart you see that other operating systems that you may have installed are not listed in the Grub start menu; (not likely to happen), don't be alarmed, just start Auxtral and as root in the terminal run the "ospe" script and wait for grub to update again. This could also happen after an update that includes the grub-pc package, just run the script again.


Good morning.
Considering the inconveniences that arose during the past weekend, I think it is convenient to inform all visitors to the site about what happened and its causes.

After almost 1 week since the publication of the first ISOS of the release of Auxtral 4 (Polaris Australis), I received some comments from some users, however, a youtuber who made a video (9to5Linux >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uHRkEj_4EA and the system ran perfectly, just like the video from user RikyLinux >> https://fediverse.tv/w/vJUqJ4zPHUqPvbxraoMF93 that I understand did the installation with uefi boot.
The problem arose when I wanted to start in live mode with uefi.
The inconvenience was reported via email (auxtral@protonmail.com) by Glyn Burgess; Edilton Olivera found himself in Brazil with the same problem. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to both of them. The latter because the philosophy with which I do Auxtra is, among others, to openly receive all observations, criticisms or marking errors. These are invaluable to be able to improve the distribution and/or correct errors as in this case.

The problem was in the configuration of the file "grub.cfg· of the EFI of the ISO.

Thank you very much and sorry for the inconvenience.

On the other hand, yesterday (Monday, May 29) the ISOs were reuploaded to solve the previous problem; and I must clarify that this was a rude mistake on my part; (they were uploaded first and tested later), and it turned out that the grub-pc_amd64 package had not been updated in the "pool" folder of the ISOs and therefore the installation failed.

Fortunately this problem was correctly identified and corrected by working against the clock.

Thanks and apologies again.

PS: This is a new section of this website and I'm going to see if I can maintain it, with a frequency not yet determined, to keep everyone up to date with what's new.



Installation of "non-free-firmwares"


The change with which the Debian Project has surprised us (and not all users pleasantly) is well known with the modification introduced to "point 5" of its DFSG, to which the following paragraph has been added:

"Official Debian media may include firmware that would not otherwise be part of the Debian system to allow the use of Debian with hardware that requires such firmware"

As the maker of Auxtral, and not in accordance with this decision, I express in the Home of this website under the heading "FREE FIRMWARE":

Although Auxtral GNU/Linux is mainly based on Debian GNU/Linux as it considers it really "The Universal Operating System", its philosophy does not agree with the change or modification of "point 5" of the Debian Free Software Directives ( DFSG). Therefore, everything possible will be done so that Auxtral 4 (Polaris Australis) remains unchanged in the installer and stays with only the "main" component (libres) from the repositories as it has done in its three previous versions.

However, the end user can choose (as in Auxtraal versions 1, 2 and 3) if they want to stay in the free repositories or enable the "contrib" + "non-free" and "non-free-firmware" more the multimedia repository, either by personal preference or by necessity, as in the case of requiring a better performance of your videocard, or if you need to use a Wi-Fi connection to the internet, even more so if you use a laptop, where by force of being honest It is not common for free firmwares to work.

Pay attention to this, and although the HELP section explains how to install proprietary or proprietary firmware, and considering some questions and confusion in this regard, here I leave you detailed how to install non-free firmware with few commands and in a simple way:

Logged in as ROOT in the terminal execute the following commands:

# nonfree (this will enable the necessary repositories and ask for an update. Say "Y")

# apt install isenkram isenkram-cli (to install the automatic installer)

Finally run:

# isenkram-autoinstall-firmware (when finished you must reboot the system)

This will install "all" the proprietary firmwares your hardware needs as long as they are available in Debian's "non-free-firmware" repositories

Kind regards!!!.

Guillermo Sosa.


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