Linux AIO (All In One)

Linux AIO project was started 2014-07-16 by merging projects:

  • Ubuntu AIO
  • Linux Mint AIO DVD
  • Linux Mint “Debian” AIO DVD
  • Debian Live AIO DVD

That was a reasonable decision.

Our plan is to bring some of the major Linux distributions (Ubuntu and flavors, Linux Mint, Linux Mint “Debian”, Debian Live, Fedora, openSUSE) with different desktop environments on one ISO file that can be burnt on one DVD or USB flash drive. Every one of them can be used as Live system, with no need of installation on hard drive, or can be eventually installed on computer for full experience.

  • Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Xubuntu and Lubuntu on one ISO (i386, amd64 and efi ISO)
  • Linux Mint Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce editions on one ISO (32bit, 64bit and efi ISO)
  • Linux Mint “Debian” Cinnamon and MATE editions on one ISO (32bit, 64bit and efi ISO)
  • Debian Live stable GNOME, KDE, Xfce and LXDE releases on one ISO (i386, amd64 and efi ISO)
  • Fedora Live Desktop, KDE, LXDE, Xfce, MATE Compiz spins releases on one ISO (i386, amd64 and efi ISO)
  • openSUSE releases on one ISO (i386, amd64 and efi ISO)

If the size of ISO images for 32-bit, 64-bit and EFI version exceed the capacity of a DVD and if the size of ISO images for 32-bit, 64-bit and EFI version is larger than 5GB and can’t be uploaded to Sourceforge we can make a Mix and Lite versions that can fit on a DVD and that can be uploaded.

For creating the ISO images for EFI releases we used Grub2 and for all other releases Syslinux.

For every ISO we made md5sum and torrent file.

ISOs are tested in VirtualBox.

Itself Linux AIO don’t brings something new, spectacular, nothing that has not been seen. The project is not perfect, there are some problems. On some of thems we can’t influence, while others we are trying to solve and overcome them. During this time, since the project started, we can boast a good user response, a large number of download ISO images, and innumerable articles on the many famous portals/sites/blogs that deal with Linux and Free software. Definitely, Linux AIO did not go unnoticed, what’s more, whatever happens in the future Linux AIO has already made its mark.

Linux AIO is an interesting project because its final outcome is different. Each project aims to be sustainable in the long run, to have a longer life, while for us it’s the opposite. Our wish is that the teams/communities behind GNU/Linux distribution point to the need for this type of distribution of GNU/Linux system, and to adopt this method of distribution. Which would lead to shutdown Linux AIO project.

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Dual boot Linux Mint Debian with Windows

Complete beginners guide to downloading Linux Mint Debian edition (LMDE) and how to install as a dual boot with Windows 7.

Timeline and links below:

01.25 How to check if your PC is 32 bit or 64 bit.
01.45 How to download LMDE Torrent file
02.43 Download and install qbittorent.
04.15 Download Linux Mint Debian Edition ISO file
05.14 Download winmd5 file checker.
05.40 Check ISO file integrity with winmd5.
06.25 Burn ISO file to DVD.
07.20 Download Linux Live USB creator.
08.16 Make a Live USB with LiLi USB Creator.
09.18 Boot into Live DVD or Live USB.
09.43 Install Linux Mint Debian edition (LMDE)
13.35 Boot into Windows to do disk check.
14.42 Boot into LMDE.
15.08 Install LMDE updates.


The Linux Setup - Stefano Zacchiroli, Former Debian Project Leader

Stefano is my great white whale. I’ve been trying to interview him for years, so I was very excited when he was able to make some time for this. He’s a Debian user, as you might expect from a former Debian Project Leader. Stefano also has a lot of nice things to say about GNOME Shell. And mutt users will want to check out his software list, as there’s a lot of nice Emacs integrations in there.

You can find more of The Linux Setup here.

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  1. Who are you, and what do you do?

    My name is Stefano Zacchiroli, but I usually go by the nickname “Zack.” I’m a computer science researcher and teacher, as well as a Free Software activist. I’m a Debian Developer, former three-time Debian Project Leader, and a Director at the Open Source Initiative (OSI).

    These days my Debian involvement is mostly in Quality Assurance and in the development of infrastructure pieces like Debian Sources. In the past I’ve maintained many packages, e.g., the OCaml stack, Vim, and various Python modules.

  2. Why do you use Linux?

    I use Free Software in general—Linux, GNU, GNOME, end-user applications, etc.—to be in control of my own computations. I love the feeling of knowing that I can peek at any point in the software stack, make the changes that I see fit, and share any bit I please with my peers. I refuse to believe that software is a black box, remotely controlled by someone else, and that users should need permission to exercise elementary digital rights on software.

  3. What distribution do you run on your main desktop/laptop?

    Debian testing. It’s just the best (not to mention the first) “rolling release” out there: it offers a great trade-off between software freshness and not being too bleeding edge for use on your productivity machine.

  4. What desktop environment do you use and why do you use it?

    GNOME 3 with GNOME Shell. Philosophically, I like the GNOME project, their vision, and the courage they have had to reinvent the desktop after many years in which nobody was innovating. But I’m also technically quite happy about GNOME Shell. I love full-text searching for applications, the big switch to mute notifications, the no-frills approach, and the well-rounded app integration.

    The only feature I miss in off-the-shelf GNOME Shell is tiling window management (there is some tiling support in GNOME Shell, like splitting the screen in half with two main windows, but I do use more complex window arrangements than that). To fill that gap I’m using the Shellshape extension; the result is good enough for my needs.

  5. What one piece of software do you depend upon with this distribution? Why is it so important?

    To give an idea of my work flow, here is a list of tools that I use on a daily basis (in no particular order):

    • mutt
    • notmuch (with mutt integration)
    • Emacs (in client/server mode)
    • git
    • git-annex
    • org-mode (again, with mutt integration)
    • Chromium (although I’m considering switching back to Firefox)
    • screen
    • irssi
    • ssh (and more and more often mosh)
    • ikiwiki
  6. What kind of hardware do you run this setup on?

    My main hardware is my laptop, which I always carry with me. I’m now at my third iteration of (Lenovo) ThinkPads over a period of more than six years and, overall, I’m a satisfied user. As a geek I mostly interact with my OS by typing, and ThinkPad’s keyboards are just unparalleled, in my estimation.

    My current ThinkPad is a T440s, i7 CPU, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a Full HD display (not touchscreen, as I don’t see the point of it). My main regret with ThinkPads is the need to use non-free firmware to get the Intel Wi-Fi working.

    Dear Intel, would you please give up on that, liberate your firmware, and finally set your users free?

    When at the office I connect my laptop to an external LCD monitor and the best mechanical keyboard I’ve ever used: a Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate. To ease the connection, I use a basic Lenovo docking station, and I also have many (five or more, I think) Lenovo-ish AC adapters: one for the office, one near the couch at home, one for each backpack, etc.

  7. Will you share a screenshot of your desktop?


    Here is my GNOME Shell workspace three, the one I use for the main ongoing “work” activity during a typical coding session. In the screenshot you can see three windows, tailed automatically by Shellshape: Emacs for coding, Evince for doc reading, and a GNOME terminal running tests (in case you’re wondering, no, I refuse to use Emacs as an entire OS, and I dislike running “terminals” in it).

Interview conducted July 28, 2014

The Linux Setup is a feature where I interview people about their Linux setups. The concept is borrowed, if not outright stolen, from this site. If you’d like to participate, drop me a line.

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Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403

  • Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a semi-rolling distribution based on Debian Testing.
  • It’s available in both 32 and 64-bit as a live DVD with Cinnamon or MATE.
  • The purpose of LMDE is to look identical to the main edition and to provide the same functionality while using Debian as a base.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (LMDE 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. LMDE 32-bit supports all x86 processors, non-PAE included).
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD drive or USB port

Download links:


MD5 sums:

  • Cinnamon 32-bit: ba865cdb8defc2114713037f43429bf6
  • Cinnamon 64-bit: bace9a8f23c9b6e984a5894669946122
  • MATE 32-bit: fa20dba24e4d321ad616b6037c06a79f
  • MATE 64-bit: 6192a558df6db67a10bda4e34deef22e