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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-20.04.2-64Bit

  • updated: 2021-03-12
  • md5: cd8f4d419eb9fc86c6d7b6bdc32bd3ca

Notes:

  • Based on Ubuntu 20.04.2 “Focal Fossa”
  • Interface: Cinnamon is the default interface, with Gnome-Shell also installed
  • Long-Term Support: Security updates provided by Ubuntu through April 2025
  • UEFI Compatible: Fully compatible¬†with newer UEFI and Secure Boot features used by Windows 8+ computers
  • Linux Kernel: 5.8 (due to Ubuntu’s “Hardware Enablement Stack” - the original 20.04 release included Linux Kernel 5.4 Please contact us if your hardware requires this older kernel)

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  • updated:
  • md5:
  • download size: xxGB
  • 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 2025
  • UEFI Compatible: Fully compatible¬†with newer UEFI and Secure Boot features used by Windows 8+ computers
  • Linux Kernel: 5.8 (due to Ubuntu’s “Hardware Enablement Stack” - the original 20.04 release included Linux Kernel 5.4 Please contact us if your hardware requires the older Linux Kernel 5.4)

Wasta-Linux-18.04.5-32Bit

32-bit is only needed for older computers (2010 and earlier) that do not support 64-bit. If you aren’t certain you need 32-bit, please try Wasta-Linux 20.04 first!

  • updated: 2020-11-12
  • md5: ccab8b18fec3b04d9b11bdfd0b5f5f02

Notes:

  • Based on Ubuntu 18.04.4 “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

Notes:

  • Interface: XFCE is the default interface (more lightweight than Cinnamon for older, slower computers)
  • Last 32-bit Version: Ubuntu no longer provides 32-bit packages. This means it will not be possible to make newer 32-bit versions of Wasta-Linux.
  • Installer Login: Due to some minor bug, when starting the installer, it will prompt you for a login name and password. Please enter the following:
    • Login: live
    • Password: - just press ‘Enter’

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.