We are pleased to announce a point release of Bio-Linux 8.0.8 that can be downloaded from:
This release is based on the work done by Will McCaffery to update and improve Tim Booth’s “build-bio-linux” scripts during a summer internship with me at the University of Aberdeen and I want to thank Will for his valuable contribution to Bio-Linux.
The Bio-Linux 8.0.8 point release contains an updated Linux kernel to improve support for modern WiFi chipsets in particular and all the packages have been updated. This release is mainly intended to improve the use of Bio-Linux on a USB-stick or DVD. However, the 8.0.8 release also has “mdadm” pre-installed to make installation and rescue of Bio-Linux instances on “md” RAID simpler.
PLEASE NOTE: Bio-Linux 8.0.7 instances installed to hard disk do NOT need to be updated using the Bio-Linux 8.0.8 point release. Bio-Linux is normally configured for unattended upgrades of core packages and will be upgraded automatically in situ. A manual update will be necessary to upgrade ALL packages installed:
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade
The Bio-Linux 8.0.8 point release was created using Tim Booth’s “build-bio-linux” scripts updated and modified by Will McCaffery and Tony Travis: