Writing a live image to an USB drive
Please note that Void Linux ISOs are USB bootable by default, so you just need to write the image to the usb/cd/dvd drive with
dd, no special tools are required. If you must use Windows to write the image and are looking for a GUI based app, USBWriter is proven to work on pendrives (USB sticks) and even SD cards.
Live images include two accounts:
The anon account is a member of the wheel group, which allows you to run
sudo to escalate privileges in order to run administrative commands.
These are the minimum system requirements when using a live image without a bundled Desktop Environment:
|i686-glibc||Pentium 4 (SSE2)||96MB||350MB||Ethernet/Wifi*|
*Networking is required to download additional packages while using the live image as well as to perform a network-based install
To start the installer, run
void-installer as root or
sudo void-installer as anon.
Additional live images with flavours (an additional desktop environment with autologin) are also available. Here's a quick overview of the main components and applications included with each flavour:
|Window Manager||?||Mutter (Muffin)||Openbox||Openbox||Metacity (Marco)||xfwm4|
|Web browser||Firefox ESR||Firefox ESR||Firefox ESR||QupZilla||Firefox ESR||Firefox ESR|
|Document viewer||-||-||-||-||Atril (PS/PDF)||-|
|Plain text viewer||-||-||-||-||Pluma||Mousepad|
|Image viewer||-||-||GPicView||LXImage||Eye of MATE||Ristretto|
|Other||Mixer, EConnMan (connection manager)||LXTask (task manager), MIME type editor||Screen grabber||Screen grabber, file finder, MATE color picker, MATE font viewer, Disk usage analyzer, Power statistics, System monitor (task manager), Dictionary, Log file viewer||Bulk rename, Orage Globaltime, Orage Calendar, Task Manager, Parole Media Player, Audio Mixer, MIME type editor, Application finder|
Please note that the system requirements for these graphical live images are higher and will vary depending on which desktop environment you choose. Also, currently some images can be problematic: