EndeavourOS Artemis Nova introduces Linux 5.19 and introduces new features in its repositories and GRUB

EndeavourOS Artemis Nova

After august iso image, the September one just landed. In this case, saying that it has "landed" is much better than in other releases, since the theme used by this distribution based on Arch Linux is related to space, in the same way that Ubuntu does it with animals and Debian with cartoon characters. ToyStory. A few hours ago they launched EndeavourOS Artemis Nova, and includes the latest kernel version.

EndeavorOS Artemis Nova includes Linux 5.19 as the first notable novelty, more specifically Linux 5.19.7.arch1-1. As Bryanpwo explains on the project blog, this version is still under the Artemis umbrella (they mention “flag”), and that means there are no major new features available. Those biggest changes will come along with Cassini, the next major launch. Considering that Nova is numbered 22.9, we can expect Cassini to go up to 30.

Other EndeavourOS Artemis Nova 22.9 news

Artemis Nova has arrived with a discreet list of novelties. In addition to the different corrections that come directly from the Arch repositories or in the new versions of applications, Nova has introduced Calamares 3.2.61, the latest version of the installer; the latest version of the Mozilla browser, Firefox 104.0.2-1, has also been added; among the rest of Featured we have Mesa 22.1.7-1, nvidia-dkms 515.65.01-2 and Grub 2:2.06.r322.gd9b4638c5-4.

At the release note they also explain that there are going to be changes in the repositories. EndeavorOS has always relied/relied heavily on the Arch repository, to the point of putting it at the top of the list in pacman.conf. The problem is that EndeavorOS also adds some of its own modifications, so being below sometimes they can't do them and other times there are problems with dependencies. So they've decided to change things up a bit, and the EndeavorOS repo will be at the top of the list in the configuration file.

More changes to note

In Grub they have also had to tweak things:

As part of the recent challenges with Grub, it has come to light that it is necessary to run grub-install when updating grub. Unfortunately, this is difficult to safely automate for a distro like EndeavourOS. This is because EndeavorOS is a distro where we see our installation as a starting point from which we encourage our users to customize it to suit their individual needs. As a result, we have no control over the bootloader configuration on existing systems.

In Nova they are including a more vanilla experience (basic, close to pure) eliminating grub-tools, os-prober is no longer enabled on new installs, the custom grub theme has been replaced with a background image, and the install no longer uses a random number for the bootloader-id. For existing installations, you will start to see messages saying that it is missing grub-tools if you update from AUR, so removal of that package is recommended. For new installations:

  • If you want grub to automatically detect other operating systems, you will need to enable os-prober by setting GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=false en / Etc / default / grub.
  • When kernels are installed or removed, the Grub menu will not update. should be executed sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg. Alternatively, you can install grub hook from AUR for those who are comfortable with automating this in their own installation.
  • When Grub is updated, you will have to run grub-install. There is a message that will report this as part of the upgrade process.
  • Other functions of grub-tools, how to fix the results of os-prober for other Arch-based installations, they have been removed.
  • Also, grub entries will now look like "EndeavourOS Linux, with Linux linux". This may look like a bug, but that's how it's sent from upstream. The Linux part, with Linux is basically coded in /etc/grub.d/10_linux and the final linux is the kernel name.

EndeavourOS Artemis Nova 22.9 is the name of the new ISO image of the operating system. It can be downloaded from this the latter other link.

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