Eggs compatible with Debian 10, Ubuntu 20.20, Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 20 and Linux Mint 19.3

At the beginning of June, after a Brazilian magazine sempreUpdate reviewed eggs, I had pleasure but also a bit of fear. The article suggested to use eggs both to make your own Linux version on modern comuters and to run old pc (i386). So in order to try to satisfy the intentions and the users, I set to work to make eggs usable again on i386. So now eggs allows you to remaster your system to 32 or 64 bits and, not only that, you can use the graphical installer calamares both for Debian Buster and on all the following distributions and derivatives:

  • Debian 10 Buster (i386/amd64 both uefi and bios)
  • Linuxmint 20 ulyana (amd64 bios only)
  • Ubuntu 20.04 Focal (amd64 bios only)
  • Linuxmint 19.3 tricia (i386/amd64 bios only)
  • Ubuntu 18.4 bionic (i386/amd64 bios only)

In short, you can really go between two extremes, on the one hand thanks to i386 compatibility you can create a lightweight version - tailor-made for your netbook, for the somewhat old computers of your school or your club, etc - on the other hand, but you have the ability to modify and adapt to your needs the latest news of the Debian panorama and derivatives, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint and, I hope soon to bring squid on Deepin 20 beta.

Eggs Packages

Eggs is released in both .deb and npm format. All you need to do to get started is download the package and install it according to the guide.

penguin's eggs blog

Visit the penguin's eggs blog to be always updated and subscribe to the forum for comments, suggestions, proposals, etc.. In addition to the guide, you can find examples of terminal usage, source code references, etc.

Example ISO

To begin with, you can also download and install one of the example isos you can find on sourceforge which include the playback tool.

  • debu-x64_2020-07-05_0133.iso It's a derivative of Debian Buster, it's my favorite, it uses cinnamon as desktop manager, including all office and development tools.

  • incubator-x64_2020-07-05_154.iso It is a derivative of Debian Buster, as a debu, but with the addition of Proxmox VE for virtualization, it is the machine I normally use, on which all the others run as VM. NB. It still presents some difficulties of use, in particular I would like to write an installation version that allows the use of LVM2 or zfs, to have also the possibility of hot backups of VMs.

  • lamp-x64_2020-07-05_1518.iso It is a derivative of Debian Buster, as a debu, but with lampp and wordpress tools preinstalled.

  • less-i386_2020-07-05_1456.iso It is a Debian Buster derivative containing the essential development and browser tools. It uses sublime_text as editor.
    less-x64_2020-07-05_1448.iso* It is a derivative of Debian Buster, contains the essential for development, uses code as editor.
    lmde4-x64_2020-07-05_0825.iso* It is a derivative of the Linux Mint Debian Edition, to which eggs for reproduction and calamari for "hatching" have been added,
    lubuntu-i386_2020-07-05_0234.iso* It's a derivative of Ubuntu 18.04 bionic, lightweight for dated computers.

  • naked-i386_2020-07-05_0808.iso It's a Debian Buster derivative, cli and eggs only for playback! It goes, as it were: dressed, for your needs or used as a server.
    naked-x64_2020-07-05_0753.iso* It's a Debian Buster derivative, cli and eggs only for playback! It goes, as it were: dressed, for your needs or used as a server.

  • i386_2020-07-05_0730.iso It's a Linux Mint 19.3 derivative, in turn derived from Ubuntu 18.04 bionic. What can I say, staying on an i386 without giving up anything!

  • tweet-xfce-i386_2020-07-05_.iso As tricia-i386 but with XFCE as graphical interface, lighter.
    ufo-x64_2020-07-05_0911.iso Ubuntu Focal, as it is with the only difference of using squid as installer and the possibility to revive everything.

  • ulyana-x64_2020-07-05_0907.iso It's Linux Mint 20.20 with the addition of eggs, squids and development tools.

It is also reported on the sourceforge README, anyway, I remember that all versions use users:

  • live / evolution
  • root / evolution