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Wasta-Linux: Downloads

If you are unsure of which download may be best for your hardware, please use the links at the bottom of this page to post to one of the Wasta-Linux User Forums to ask for clarification.

Wasta-Linux-18.04.4-64Bit

  • updated: 2020-03-29
  • md5: 8c94605e4726e29341c2692e283d8ea2

Notes:

  • Based on Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic”
  • Interface: Cinnamon is the default interface, with Gnome-Shell also installed
  • Long-Term Support: Security updates provided by Ubuntu through April 2023
  • UEFI Compatible: Fully compatible with newer UEFI and Secure Boot features used by Windows 8+ computers
  • Linux Kernel: 5.3 (due to Ubuntu’s “Hardware Enablement Stack” - the original 18.04 release available below included Linux Kernel 4.15 and may be needed for older hardware compatibility)
  • Paratext: Paratext 8 / 9 supported (Paratext 7.5 not available)
  • AMD Users: Use the below 18.04.1 ISO for older devices if the

Wasta-Linux-16.04.4-64Bit

  • updated: 2018-04-04
  • md5: 5de5238868ceab725e2bbc914b1d471e

Wasta-Linux-16.04.4-32Bit

  • updated: 2018-04-04
  • md5: 378bab914f86f208af021146a68c38ea

Notes:

  • Based on Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial”
  • Interface: Cinnamon is the default interface, with Ubuntu Unity also installed
  • Long-Term Support: Security updates provided by Ubuntu through April 2021
  • UEFI Compatible: Fully compatible with newer UEFI and Secure Boot features used by Windows 8+ computers
  • Linux Kernel: 4.13
  • Paratext: Paratext 7.5 and Paratext 89 supported

Wasta-Linux-18.04.3-BT-USB

  • updated: 2019-11-22
  • md5: 611439bc8d4cb489461d47de51eb7684
  • download size: 42GB
  • default encryption passphrase: wastabt.123
  • default login password: user.123
  • USB Setup Instructions

Notes:

  • Bootable USB Image: Expand the file to a 64GB USB stick and boot directly from any host machine.
  • Encrypted: The image is encrypted so that any data from the USB system will not be readable if the USB is attempted to be used by others.
  • BT Software Pre-Installed: The following software for BT use is pre-installed:
    • Adaptit, Audacity, Bloom, Fieldworks, Logos, Paratext 8, Paratext 9, Script___ App Builder, Pathway, Xiphos (Sword)
    • Note: You will need your own registration keys to activate Paratext or Logos.
  • Based on Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic”
  • Interface: Cinnamon is the default interface, with Gnome-Shell also installed
  • Long-Term Support: Security updates provided by Ubuntu through April 2023
  • UEFI Compatible: Fully compatible with newer UEFI and Secure Boot features used by Windows 8+ computers
  • Linux Kernel: 5.0 (due to Ubuntu’s “Hardware Enablement Stack” - the original 18.04 release included Linux Kernel 4.15)

Wasta-Linux Installation Tips and Tricks:

  • The above images can be put on a USB flash drive or DVD just like a standard Ubuntu or Linux Mint ISO.

  • Follow these instructions if you aren’t starting with a Wasta-Linux ISO but rather want to upgrade your existing Ubuntu installation to Wasta-Linux.

  • If you are wanting to do an “in-place upgrade” from a previous version of Wasta-Linux and don’t have a separate home partition, you can follow this guide.

  • If you are wanting to run Wasta-Linux in VirtualBox, first read these instructions.

  • To perform a full installation of Wasta-Linux to a portable, encrypted USB drive without touching the main OS on the computer, you can follow this guide.

  • To use a pre-configured Wasta-Linux USB Image that can be run from a USB Drive without going through the full installation procedure, please click on the USB Image tab above for instructions.