Linux MX Distro for Workshops

Each time I am giving a course, I have to assure that all software is installed and in running order. Beside this, kids or teachers would need to reinstall everything on their home computer later on. This can be frustrating, if something does not work with the installation procedures.

As a consequence I sat down and created this Distro based on Linux MX, a Linux Distro perfect to run on slow a computer or to boot it from Usb sticks.

The USB stick however should be USB 3 with a high reading speed.

DS Workshops contains the software that is needed for all the workshops I developed. Furthermore, I added additional and supporting software such as Gimp and Inkscape.


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Installation guide

Hardware:

  • USB Stick (Sandisk Ultra Fit 3.1 Flash 32GB recommended)

Software:

  • Distro iso file (bz2 archive)
  • File archiver (WinRar recommended)
  • Flashing Images to USB Software (BalenaEtcher)

Instructions

  1. Download iso image:
    http://www.jensmeisner.net/uploads/DS_Workshops_r220627.iso.bz2

  2. If your operating system can not extract bz2 archive files, install WinRar and select bz2 as archive option:
    https://www.win-rar.com/open-bz2-file.html?&L=0

  3. Use BalenaEtcher >> Select iso file, then USB Drive
    https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Boot your computer, while holding down F12 Key in order to enter the Boot Menu. Select your USB Stick. That's it!


Release notes:

r220627:

  • Basic installation

Next release

  • Setup Geany for Python Development
  • Add panel icon for Prusa Slicer
  • Add Godot Engine

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