Linux Kodachi3 The Secure OS

Linux Kodachi3 The Secure OS

Linux Kodachi operating system is based on Debian 8.6 it will provide you with a secure, anti forensic, and anonymous operating system considering all features that a person who is concerned about privacy would need to have in order to be secure.

Kodachi is very easy to use all you have to do is boot it up on your PC via USB drive then you should have a fully running operating system with established VPN connection + Connection established + service running. No setup or knowledge is required from your side we do it all for you. The entire OS is functional from your temporary memory RAM so once you shut it down no trace is left behind all your activities are wiped out.

Kodachi is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:

  • Use the Internet anonymously.
  • All connections to the Internet are forced to go through the then Tor network with DNS encryption.
  • Leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly.
  • Use state-of-the-art cryptographic and privacy tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

Kodachi is based on the solid Linux Debian with customized XFCE this makes Kodachi stable, secure, and unique view screenshots:
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Index:

 

 

Comparison list:

 

Features Kodachi Tails
Free Open source
Random Mac Generator
RAM Wiping on Shutdown/Reboot
Built in Tor Browser
Pidigin Messenger
Bitcoin Wallet
Litecoin Wallet
Free Built-In VPN Ready to go!
DNSCrypt
Multi Tor exit node changer
Multi DNS options
Truecrypt/ Vera Crypt
Peer Guardian
Panic Room/Wipe Ram/Wipe Free Space/Kill OS!
Bleachbit/Nautilus-wipe/Keepass2xdotool/Seahorse/Gpa/Gnupg2/Enigmail/ufw/gufw/firejail
Komodo Edit/Geany/Krusader/Meld/Shutter/FileZilla/Audicity/Terminator/Transmission/VirtualBox APPS
Htop/Rdesktop/Gksu/Ncdu/Xtrlock/Nmap/Pcmanfm/Cairo-dock/Geoip-bin/Sysv-rc-conf/Disper/Smbclient/Syslinux-utils/Fcitx/Ibus/Pidgin-Otr
System and Security Info on Desktop

 

How to use it:

 

    • First option (recommended): Download the ISO file and burn it on a USB flash memory using a free tool like Rufus or Linux Live then boot your PC from it. You will need to boot and press F12 key to get the boot menu and select your USB on old PCS you have to change your BIOS settings to allow the system to boot from USB as the first option.
    • Second option: Download the ISO file and burn it on a DVD using a free tool like DAEMON Tools then boot your PC from it.
    • Third option: Download the ISO file boot it up using Vmware player or Virtualbox.

 
Review by one of Kodachi users:


 
More Linux Kodachi videos on Youtube.

 

Hints:

 
To Login as normal user:
Username: kodachi
Password: r@@t00
To Login as super user:
Username: root
Password: r@@t00

If you need to use Sudo command or su as root password is the same:r@@t00

To change the password for the user Kodachi and root in case you want to lock the PC with your own password use the following commands on terminal:

passwd # changes Kodachi password
su  
passwd # changes root password
exit

In order to run windows executable files exe you need to install wine use the following commands:

sudo apt-get install wine

If you are intending to present on external screen make sure you boot Kodachi while the VGA or HDMI cable is connected prior to boot process in case you still face difficulties use the following commands:

disper -s   # for single screen only
disper -S  # for external screen only
# If toolbar gets messed up press ALT F2 type r then hit enter
# If conky staticts display is messed up from suooprt icons select Repair Screen

To lock your pc CTRL ALT L or type for transparent locker after pressing ALT F2:

xtrlock

Tor update source may have some issues if you can’t update Tor browser due signature verification failure just run the following command:

gpg --homedir "$HOME/.local/share/torbrowser/gnupg_homedir/" --refresh-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu


Kodachi comes with many pre-installed applications and tools you can also change Tor exit country from one click as well reset your DNS servers from one simple click. You also don’t have to worry about your wireless or display drivers we have included most of the common used drivers and tested them on our mini .

 

Where to use it:

 

  • Personal computer desktop or laptop daily use (boot from flash drive or DVD or run it in virtual machine).
  • Corporate computer daily use (boot from flash drive or DVD or run it in virtual machine).
  • Internet cafes (boot from flash drive or DVD).
  • Hotels or during travel (boot from flash drive or DVD).
  • School labs (boot from flash drive or DVD).
  • Any computer that has DVD ROM or USB port and allows to boot from them.

 

Installation Guide:

 

    How to install Linux Kodachi permanently on your hard drive:
    Warning!!: Do not change the username of the system it should remain kodachi or some scripts won’t work after the installation.

  • Boot from you USB image or ISO image.
  • On your Desktop Menu Go to -> System -> Refracta Installer -> Use su -> Enter password r@@t00 -> Simple installation -> Run GParted -> Device ->
    Create partition Table -> Apply -> Partition -> New -> Add -> Apply All Operations -> Close -> Close the GParted window ->
    Select partition -> Ok -> Proceed with the installation -> close windows -> y ->
    Configure host and user name !Do not change the username here or you will have problems with Kodachi scripts -> Tick first 2 boxes permit and use sudo as default ->Use current password ->
    OK -> Use current password ->OK ->
  • Reboot and wala you are done now you don’t need the flash drive it will boot from you hard drive.
  •  

      To Start your own VPN:

    • On your Desktop enter the Own_VPN_Config directory.
    • Paste your own VPN config into this file My_VPN_Config.ovpn
    • One line should refer to the authentication file like this auth-user-pass auth.txt
    • Save and close My_VPN_Config.ovpn then open auth.txt enter your username on first line and password on second line.
    • On bottom panel go to VPN tools then run Start your own VPN.

     

    Notes:

     

    • We do NOT recommend installing Linux Kodachi permanently on any PC as it will save all your settings on the hard drive which defeats the main purpose of being an anti forensic OS to know more about forensic please click here
    • Kodachi is a Debian-based live DVD/USB operating system which means that all packages are based on pure Debian repository.
    • Kodachi is open source project under Apache License 2.0 and above all codes used on the system are in plain text bash scripts and included with the ISO package no compiled binaries no hidden Kodachi code is available in GitHub.
    • We pay monthly rent to own VPS nodes and utilize them for VPN which is provided to you, we do not collect ANY data or store ANY information that belongs to the user except the hardware ID (hash) and connected IP address that has to be sent automatricly when your PC establishes a connection to the VPN. This information will only be used If you you misuse the bandwidth or we receive a complain of hosting torrent files from your IP address. If that is the case you will be banned permanently Kodachi is provided for anonymous surfing and not for heavy daily file and movies download. If you think you have been banned by mistake please send us your Hardware-ID via contact us form and yes you can use your own VPN then no HWID will be sent to us :).
    • Kodachi is free and will always be but in order to keep it free we would appreciate your support please contact us here if you intend to fund the project .

     

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    Product Name: Kodachi
    PC World Rating: (4.8/5)
    User Rating: (4.9/5)
    Usage: Open Source – Free
    Version: 3.7
    Size: 2.02 GB
    First Release on: 20.10.2013
    Updates Released on:
    Source code: Github Sourceforge
    Platform: Linux
    Hash List: Text file
    Change log: Read
    Download links 64bit: Europe (London) Sourceforge (World wide).


     

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186 comments

  1. sherpa

    Hi,
    in next version of Linux Kodachi do You can use SoftEther VPN http://www.softether.org/ instead of OpenVPN? SoftEther VPN has speed (througput) until 900 Mbps.

  2. frida

    Hello,
    according your instruction i have installed the kodachi system , but when i restarted the system and after confirmed my username and password does not appear under the taskbar even desktop information. I Just see the picture in the background. Could you help me?

  3. Hextence

    Does this support UEFI booting? I would love to use it on my Mac.

  4. Doug Framesteen

    I really like Kodachi but the VPN and Tor connections always disconnect. This is very frustrating if trying to work on something for a long period of time. I wonder if it is just my VPN but it is a well known and estalished one. Pretty sure I saw other commentors saing that same thing too. Before I go invest in a new VPN do you have any input on this? if I cannot get it fixed then ill probably have to switch to another distro which would be a shame because i love the features of Kodachi.

  5. quaker

    How on earth is this anonymous, private or secure if you record user IP addresses?

    • Can you find me a VPN technology that is based on TCP/IP and your ip won’t be sent over to the VPN node while connection is being established ?

  6. Alojzy

    Anyone got sucessfully burn it on USB flash?
    If so please share step by step how did you get it working.
    I’ve tried 6 different burners, 3 different flashdrives and multiple combinations but no luck.
    Downloaded ISO starts fine under VirtualBox.
    Thanks in advance

    • I will address this issue on next release.

    • Sentein

      Do you want a full install onto a USB or would you like an ISO/Live to USB? I have done both. If you boot a live disk in a dvd Tray you can install to a USB no problem. If you would like the ISO on a USB as a live Boot ISO I used rufus to get it working. The USB will not boot in VirtualBox but works perfectly on Machine Startup. Also if you burn with Rufus on windows you can then access this partition through a live boot disc using Gparted and shrink said partition on the USB. This frees up space to then create other partitions. I use this to have a Truecrypt partition and i am now trying to setup a Persistent partition on the same drive. A normal Windows computer will not be able to use any of the space on the USB for storage but in my case that does not matter.

  7. Is it possible to run the web browser as well as in browser downloads sandboxed in Kodachi?

    I know there is firejail but firefox is not a selected app and I am unsure how to proceed.

  8. first i enter the command into terminal to allow Tor to update but then it gives an error when i try to update Tor again:

    “your browser is out of date. upgrading from 6.0.8 to 6.5.2”
    “downloading signature”
    “download error: 404 not found”

    what should I do?

    • Tor update source may have some issues if you can’t update Tor browser due signature verification failure just run the following command:
      gpg –homedir “$HOME/.local/share/torbrowser/gnupg_homedir/” –refresh-keys –keyserver pgp.mit.edu

  9. Peter S

    I have installed Kobachi in a virtual machine. It is running fine except for two problems:

    1. At start up, the Dock is not shown, I have to go into the Apps menu and choose Cairo – Dock from the Settings menu

    2. The Desktop Information Display is not shown

    3. The VPN will not start so I cannot run the Tor Browser

    • Try it on a different PC with more resources allocated using VMware.

    • frida

      Dear Peter,
      have you solved your three problems?

      Please let me know because I tried to install it on two different machine but the problem is same.

      thanks a lot!
      frida

  10. Sentein

    Tried to load off of a Live CD and Encrypt the installation, This did not work and says i need to run a few commands in the terminal to get this to work correctly. No matter how i try to load this with encryption it will not work. I would like to encrypt the whole Operating System in a Veracrypt style Hidden OS setup. Veracrypt does not support this operation with linux. Knowing this how did you get it to work on a Virtual Machine? Not saying you are wrong just wondering how you accomplished this.

    • In my case I will just place the entire virtual machine files into a hidden Veracrypt container if I need stuff to be saved I will use snap shots withing VM it self.

  11. I read the link you provided about USB wireless adapters but I have a TP Link WN722N already and this was definitely not plug and play, even though it is one of the most recommend devices in the link you provided. Can you just recommend one or two external USB wireless adapters that you know for sure are plug and play with Kodachi please? This would be very helpful.

  12. Can you recommend USB wireless adapters or internal wireless cards that are plug and play for Kodachi?

  13. Eidur

    When I use my own VPN I often have to click “Allow all traffic” before my VPN will actually connect. Then once connection is confirmed i click on force all traffic via VPN.

    What are the potential vulnerabilities of clicking “allow all traffic” as well as forgetting to click “force all traffic via VPN”?

    • Force All Traffic via VPN will allow only VPN Traffic to pass through.

      Allow All Traffic means that if you get disconnected from VPN provider your traffic will be not be stopped it will be sent with your real ISP IP so the answer to your question enabling Allow All Traffic will leak your real IP only if the VPN connection gets dropped.

  14. Is there a way to remaster the kodachi iso with more recent wireless drivers? I have a lot of intel wireless cards that are not working.

  15. echo11

    Own VPN says not-secure on the desktop information. Your VPN says secure though. Why is this?

  16. Agent Smith

    If you have persistence installed and you click ‘destroy kodachi’ in the panic room, what exactly will be destroyed? Will all files (e.g. Veracrypt volume on desktop) be destroyed as well?

    Is there any detailed documentation on Kodachi?

    • It will only destroy the Kodachi file systems not the attached media

      You can search Youtube they are many lessons and explanation to watch so far I have not published any documentation.

  17. 1. sudo apt-get update
    2. sudo apt-get update distro

    Do you recommend running these updates to keep system up-to-date?
    What other update commands do you recommend running frequently to ensure system is kept secure?
    What about making sure individual software, like virtualbox etc is kept up-to-date?

  18. Is it possible to have persistent kodachi installed within a Vercrypt Hidden OS?

  19. Sentein

    Is this a 64bit OS only? If not i am doing something wrong because the Live CD will not work at all on my 3 X86 Laptops. Any thoughts?

    • Yes its 64bit OS 🙂

      • Sentein

        Alright I have it loaded and working. I cannot get Tor to connect. I tried for hours and i have a feeling it has to do with the time registered on my OS. I am running my own VPN through a DDWRT Router then turn your VPN On which takes me to romania. Is tor looking for the Local time for my vpn or the romanian VPN? My DDWRT VPN is always on and i would really like to keep it that way.

  20. Nerve Stem

    I use my own VPN. Is it possible to completely disable the free kodachi VPN?

  21. I have tried this twice now and both times failed:

    1) Burn verified iso to USB using Rufus.
    2) Use refracta installer to install to another USB stick to get persistence. I follow the installation instructions exactly and installation completes without errors.
    3) When I try to boot the new persistent USB a white underscore flashes on a blank screen and nothing happens + the original live USB also no longer works with an instant error message.

    What to do?

  22. Claudio

    Is it possible to install persistence into a USB instead of a HDD? If yes, what is the minimum size of USB required? 32 GB?

    • For the current version better do it through VMware or Virtual box

    • Sentein

      Absolute Smallest Partition i could get it to load on was a 6GB which was 96% used at that point. I installed mine on a 10GB Partition, This gave some swap space and also gave some room for updates.

  23. Mr Smith

    Just installed Kodachi and I am very impressed by how user friendly it is. I have a few questions:

    1) is it possible to install a persistent version on my hard drive as a hidden OS using Veracrypt?

    2) If i use my own VPN then what configuration settings do i need to change to ensure no DNS or real IP leaks occur incase the VPN drops?

    • 1) is it possible to install a persistent version on my hard drive as a hidden OS using Veracrypt?

      Yes you can if you are using VMware or Virtual Box

      2) If i use my own VPN then what configuration settings do i need to change to ensure no DNS or real IP leaks occur incase the VPN drops?
      DNS leakage prevention is isolated from our VPN it should be on by default even if you use your own VPN.

  24. kodachifan

    any word on when the next release of kodachi will be?

    having issues with tor connecting.

    how do you choose the correct hour so it is not stuck at “loading network status”

    • Fore now to be able to fix Tor update run the following command before starting tor browser:

      gpg –homedir “$HOME/.local/share/torbrowser/gnupg_homedir/” –refresh-keys –keyserver pgp.mit.edu

      Alternatively use Kodachi Browser its based on Tor and you don’t have to go through update process 🙂

      Next version hmmm no specific date but If I get free I will work on it for sure 😉

  25. Hi, I would like to get Tor update to be permanent in my USB disk, as I always have to wait 30-40min before being able to use it. I’m not talking of installing on HDD or VBox with its related persistence. Just want to be able to update some things and then “update” the live version files to use them. Is there any possibility to do that? Any idea, suggest?

    Thanks for your work. Appreciate.

  26. Hey im trying to run gpg4usb of my memory stick but i cannot make it exacutable?

  27. Could you offer some specific steps on connecting to the internet with this? I’m new to linux and am having some issues. Specifically, I’m trying to connect to eduroam (I’m at university).

    • You should be automatically connected if you are using wired connection you only have to configure the wireless credentials if you are using wifi. Try Kodachi on Virtual machine first using virtual box or Vmware.

  28. Windows10_Hater

    New to Linux and working my way to be 100% open source. I installed it onto my HDD, I know the risks. Still less risky then Windows 10.

    Very nice of you to provide a VPN but I want to use my own and trying to set it up.

    You keep saying “Paste your own VPN config . . .” but I have no clue what you mean by that. What information is needed? I pasted the “Hostname” address into it. That did not seem to do anything.

    If I was on Ubuntu I could follow the steps with the “Network Manager” gave to me by my VPN service provider.

    What information do I need in the “My_VPN_Config.ovpn” file? How do I set up the information? Separate the information commas? Does the order of information have to be one way or another?

    Thanks Warith for all you do.

    • Assuming your VPN details as below:
      User Name:
      Alex
      Password:
      AlexPassword

      VPN host:
      194.183.111.2

      Port:
      4490

      Protocol:
      UDP

      Config would be as the following:
      # Paste your VPN Config here and do not forget to set your user name and password on this file auth.txt
      client
      dev tun
      proto udp # You can use TCP if your host is using TCP port
      cipher AES-256-CBC
      tls-cipher TLS-RSA-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA:TLS-DHE-RSA-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA:TLS-DHE-RSA-WITH-AES-256-GCM-SHA384:TLS-DHE-RSA-WITH-AES-256-CBC-SHA256
      resolv-retry infinite
      nobind –persist-key
      persist-tun
      comp-lzo yes
      verb 3
      route-method adaptive
      #cert client1.crt
      #key client1.key
      #tls-auth ta.key 1
      reneg-sec 3600
      tls-client
      key-direction 1
      ns-cert-type server
      remote-random
      auth-user-pass auth.txt
      remote 194.183.111.2 4490


      —–BEGIN PRIVATE KEY—–
      Blah Blah
      —–END PRIVATE KEY—–


      —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—–
      Blah Blah
      —–END CERTIFICATE—–


      #
      # 2048 bit OpenVPN static key
      #
      —–BEGIN OpenVPN Static key V1—–
      Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
      —–END OpenVPN Static key V1—–


      Certificate:
      Data:

      —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—–
      Blah Blah
      —–END CERTIFICATE—–

      Auth file would have:
      Alex
      AlexPassword

    • baskets

      Pro tip for your .ovpn file which is found on your vpn’s website. might have to do some digging. usually found with trying to install your vpn but choosing your linux OS instead. then there should be a link to download all the .ovpn files.

      Here is where the protip comes into play. Drag and drop the auth.txt file into terminal and you will see the path it takes. Copy the path and paste it right next to the line that says auth-user-pass then add this without the parenthesis (‘) so it should look something like this or this exactly

      auth-user-pass ‘/home/kodachi/Desktop/Own_VPN_Config/auth.txt’

      I used the method in the instructions and it did not work for me.

      Now all I need to figure out is why my Tor is stuck at “Checking for Tor Browser update Downloading update check”

      Any word on when this will be addressed? Or am I doing something wrong because I did follow the directions and this has been a very frustrating venture.

      • This bug should be fixed on next version for now you can fix it by running the following command:

        gpg –homedir “$HOME/.local/share/torbrowser/gnupg_homedir/” –refresh-keys –keyserver pgp.mit.edu

  29. baskets

    will sudo apt-get upgrade after installed on HDD compromise security?

  30. Once in a blue moon it will let me download the Tor browser update. Lately it hasn’t let me on the same exact connection following the same exact steps. I followed instructions using terminal to renew the keys/signatures. It is still stuck at verifying signature. I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong.

    • This bug should be fixed on next version for now you can fix it by running the following command:
      [pre]
      gpg –homedir “$HOME/.local/share/torbrowser/gnupg_homedir/” –refresh-keys –keyserver pgp.mit.edu
      [/pre]

  31. My laptop use wireless nic which type is Ralink RT3290. When I boot kodachi from usb, it can’t connect internet, also it might can not identify my wireless nic. How can I do to fix this? Tks for any help!

  32. pepelinux

    Bravo , excellent initiative , je Télécharge de suite , je vais la tester et j’espère pouvoir l installer sur mon SSD ou HD !

    bonne continuation

  33. Hello, for when about the new version 3.8?

  34. Earthwormjim

    Hilo, does Kodachi run on Intel Atom processors?

  35. Tor has issues if you can’t update Tor browser due signature verification failure just run the following command:

    gpg --homedir "$HOME/.local/share/torbrowser/gnupg_homedir/" --refresh-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu
    
    • So i did this and it didnt change do you you need to do anything else after? could you please write the full instructions for people a little bit new to coding Thanks

  36. Why does PeerGuardian show multiple connections to ‘HM Customs and Excise’?
    IP 163.172.35.211, 193.23.244.244 & 10.7.7.46

    • Dear Howard,
      PeerGuardianw will show you connections based on your running application close one by one to find out which one has the connection to that title.

  37. I cant seem to update Tor to latest version. Keeps saying the verification failed.

  38. I would like to make Kodachi version 3.7 in multiboot on a USB stick. XBOOT use portable application, a utility for creating multiboot usb / iso for the lightness with which can I renew certain OS’s on the stick. I tried using options:
    – ISO Grub4dos Emulation
    – Ubuntu Linux —
    – LIVE support ISO files witch-MEDIA PATH Kernel Parameter … but all attempts translates a black screen with promt…

    How can I solve this problem?
    With thanks,
    Doruletz

    • Dear Doruletz,

      As far as I know ISO Grub4dos Emulation should work because Kodachi is based on Grub.I really have not tried it my self so I am not sure why its not working with you. I would rather install Kodachi on a separate flash drive using Rufus

    • use yumi.

  39. Hello, I’m planning to run Kodachi on my dual screen monitor setup. It’s a single graphics card and I use the dvi (second bus) and vga (primary bus.. because adapters). The primary screen will be the dvi. When I run Kodachi from the USB it boots and shows a desktop on the second screen while the primary screen stays off. What’s the easiest way to make it recognize the primary screen which is on the second bus of the videocard? Can I create an xorg.conf and will it be saved for when I load the OS another time? I’m not too familiar with Xfce desktop. I’ve seen the gnome desktop in linux mint for example automatically recognize all monitors. It would be sweet if Kodachi would work in a similar way. I’m planning on using it on this pc only, but it would be nice if I can load the USB on another PC with one monitor and still be able to run it without reconfiguring X. Thanks

  40. Hello, thanks for this distro, looks like so much effort to make it happen, I’ve tried to install it, since I like to use daily for general purposes, everything ok, but I faced an issue which is when I try log in with my user/pass I created before, it keeps log me out and return to the login screen, I’ve tried to log in with root, it works. how could i solve that issues without reinstalling again, thank you..

  41. Hi, first of all great work on this distro! I hope you can provide some help on an issue I’m having. I have not been able to connect to your VPN nor have I been able to connect to my own VPN (Mullvad) using there config files.

    Whats happening is when I try starting the VPN it says its started some time it shows as ON on the desktop but then only a few seconds latter it gives the Caution message. This happens with both your VPN and using my own.

    Can you please tell me what I am doing wrong or how to fix it. Also I’d much rather use my own VPN, if Mullvad wont work is there another provider you can recommend that will work and has been tested?

    Another question is when I start Firefox ESR I see that it requires a proxy to connect and wont connect unless I change the network settings to No Proxy. Is this because I cant get the VPN started proper or is this because you also recommend using some sock5 or other proxy in addition to the VPN and Tor?

    Hope you can help me sort this out. Thax

    • Dear Vatfaire,

      For own VPN just paste the config file on the folder on the Desktop I will add a guide soon for it.

      Please note that Kodachi 3.6 had an issue with VPN please download Kodachi 3.7 all problems have been fixed changes can be found here
      https://www.digi77.com/software/kodachi/Kodachi-Log.txt

      For Firefox ESR once you have VPN established wait for Tor to be established then run Kodachi browser you won’t have an issue because Kodachi browser is tunneled into local proxy to pass via TOR client.

  42. For Arabic Tutorial Please check this website

    http://2linux.org/linux-kodachi.html

    Thank you Fouad for the effort

  43. Kodachi 3.5 has been released enjoy it make sure you read the change log
    I made sure to fulfill all your suggestions and recommendation on this version so enjoy it and thank you for your valuable input to the project 🙂

    https://www.digi77.com/software/kodachi/Kodachi-Log.txt

  44. In order to keep this service up and running we have to be strict few people were banned from using our VPN nodes due misuse of bandwidth or hosting illegal torrent files.

  45. When will 3.5 be released? Is there any chance Electrum & Monero clients can be added?

    • Dear Mike,

      I don’t have exact date but If you are subscribed to the news list you will receive a notification with the release details. For Electrum its already installed on current version for Bitcoind and Litecoin. I don’t thing you will need Monero client if you have Electrum client installed :).

  46. Is it possible to use persistence when making a kodachi bootable usb drive?
    I have tried unsuccessfully using the UUI and the mini tool partition wizard.

  47. What VPN does this use? How can we sure it’s a secure VPN & not a Hunnypot?

    • Is it possible to change the VPN or just change the country the VPN is connected to?

  48. Marcos Antonio

    Hi, friends, a Good Morning from Brasil.
    Can I install my Linux Kodachi 3 in my Hard Disk ?
    Many thanks !

    • Dear Marcos,

      We do NOT recommend installing Linux Kodachi permanently on any PC as it will save all your settings on the hard drive which defeats the main purpose of being an anti forensic OS we have also not included installing script on version 3.3. Always use Kodachi within Virtual Machine or Flash drive.

      • Marcos Antonio

        Ok, my dear friend Warith. I`ll run it in a Virtual Machine.
        A wonderful Sunday for you !
        Many thanks.

    • I understand the risks of installing to HDD, but I still want to do it. Is there any chance a installer can be included? (Hide it or make a big Warning sign before installing)

      • Just found this from a review in 2013. Is this still true?
        ‘The active free VPN tunnel in Kodachi is paid for by taking 1% of your computer processing power (CPU) to mine the cryptocurrency LiteCoin (LTC). This is not noticeable and it can be easily turned off if you feel cheerless about it.’

        • Dear Mike,

          We do NOT recommend installing Linux Kodachi permanently on any PC as it will save all your settings on the hard drive which defeats the main purpose of being an anti forensic OS we have also not included installing script on version 3.4. Always use Kodachi within Virtual Machine or Flash drive. However Kodachi 3.5 will have installation script 🙂

        • Dear Mike,
          That was on Kodachi 2 Kodachi3+ does not run any mining process.

      • Dear Mike,

        We have setup our own VPN nodes its not a third party VPN service. You don’t have to worry I personally use same nodes for my privacy 🙂

  49. Silvio Arnone

    Hi! Am downloading the ISO image but can’t get MD5, SHA-256, SHA-512
    They are “grey” and the command to copy and paste does’nt work.
    Best Regards

  50. your default password doesn’t work for screen saver.

    r@@t00

    • Dear Jim,

      It works I just verified that using Kodachi 3.3 but you have to type it with the user name:

      User
      kodachi
      Pass:
      r@@t00

      Make sure the @ symbol is typed correctly and it should work 🙂

      • Does not work for me.

        • nevermind. it does work for me now. i must have had caps lock on or something last night.

        • Yes type:
          passwd on terminal

          • Silvio Arnone

            Dear Warith,

            Thank you for your kind answer. – That is the point: was not possible for me to copy the data after highlighting them, don’t know why, never experienced something like that.
            When I download an ISO image I like to check values and saving them in a document.
            Got them now.

            Best Regards

  51. Great work!
    I hope you can help me.
    When I start Kodachi, the VPN is “insecure” and Tor is not running. How can I fix this?

  52. Dear Lemom,

    Just to let you know that I am working on version 3 now..

    Here is my feedback on your previous input:

    1- This will be available on Linux Kodachi 3

    2- I have include ibus,fcitx on Linux Kodachi 3

    3- Both firewalls will be updated and you can switch on the one your like

    4- Skype was removed!

    5- pidgin added

    6- This has been fixed now u can use Kodachi browser or Tor browser it self ( Ip refreshing is normal so u make sure u get the latest info)

    7- For security reasons it is a must to have them on before your login stop button have been added

    8- Excellent idea done on version 3 🙂

    9- I decreased the number of logos and website links to one only 🙂

    10- I moved from Gnome to XCFCE this problem will not be there on version 3.

    Let me know if you have any other suggestions from your side.

  53. Kevin R.

    First, I love this setup and design. It is fantastic. I hope that I can find a way to use this in the future. There is just one problem. There is no obvious method to disable the VPN service and use your own instead. Also, I cannot access onion sites, which I assume is because the speed is insufficient on the free vpn. If you could assist me in finding out how to accomplish that I would be greatly appreciative. Thanks.

    • Dear Kevin,

      You can easily start, stop or restart VPN service please look here:

      — Old image removed —

      However replacing VPN is not easy at this stage but as stated earlier I will try to include it on next release.

      For my self I have problem accessing onion sites even using TOR bundle it self.

      All these issues have been covered earlier and I will make sure to fix them on next release.

      Thank you for your comment 🙂

      • finnlee

        If gfw really blocked Shadowsocks and vpn
        spoofing hijacking vpn and DNS Agreement
        According to my findings, cisco ipsec vpn and anyconnect although the agreement is for business use (Cisco ASA server), but I see on a regular vps have built, the Cisco VPN connection does not know how much faster than the other

  54. Dear qiiixxsd,

    Follow the text guide for the time been I will post images in the near future..

  55. Astrolabe

    Hi Warith

    I accept your warning why I should not – but I want to permanently install Kodachi on a HDD. Unfortunately, I cannot get it to boot – I always end up in grub rescue. From there I have tried re-installing grub and grub2 but to no avail.
    I am a very experienced Linux user but this has me beat. Can you suggest what may have gone wrong?

    This is an excellent distro and I really appreciate the work that has gone into it.

    • Dear Astrolabe,

      I am glad to receive a positives feedback from you as an experienced Linux user. Regarding the issue you mentioned its a bit strange I have installed it on different brands and never faced this issue. I have written step by step installation guide that I follow could you please see it and make sure you are not missing any of the steps.

      Try it on virtual box or vmware first until you get it right:)

      The guide is on the main product page on the top just before the Download section.

      • Astrolabe

        Hi Warith

        Thank you for replying. I have followed your instructions to the letter on two bare metal machines as well as Virtual Box. None of them will boot. The Virtual Box just gives me a non-responsive black screen and the bare metal always says disk with a UUID not found and drops into grub rescue.

        I am going to have to give up on this and find another way to achieve what I want on a permanent installation. Thanks anyway.

        • Dear Astrolabe,

          I wish I could help its difficult to know what goes wrong if the PC is not in front of you, Please let me know if you find your way so others with similar issue would benefit as well.

          • qiiixxsd

            need an Installation tutorial pictures or books or youtube

  56. lemom

    I have run this system 4 times, I found it was unstable. It will suddenly turn black and need to login. The bottom bar will turn out to be on the top,and when it is on the top,clicking on the icons,things should show up is gone,can’t see. They are out of the screen.
    My computer goes very hot,i can see cpu status ,up to 60.
    Then i find it is base on Debian testing,unstble. No…why not choose a stable distribution? I think you still have things to do…

    • Dear Lemom,

      I really appreciate your comments I will do my best to cover most of them if not all. For stability I am thinking to switch from Gnome to XFCE this should fix many of the graphical problems.

      Please keep adding your comments as I will consider them once I start working on the next release.

      • kindd2235

        China ISP have blocked All VPN and ssl VPN,
        When national holidays

  57. lemom

    The same guy upside. I used Kodachi to write my comment. Looked like i used too much time, VPN was down,tor was down. Because i connect to WiFi which needs to login. I try to relogin my wifi,failed.Even the login homepage could not open. I thought the “DNS tools” was the cause.I don’t know how to stop the “DNS tools”. Then i connect to a AD-HOT,which can connect to the Internet directly when i run WIN7. Failed again. I tried to copy my comment to my USB disk,then i found the gedit can edit txt files. I tried to save my comment just on the system’s new txt file,then gedit couldn’t run,said failed to run. I tried to use rootterminal to use gedit,but the rootterm didn’t run. I tried to run some apps,many failed to response. Maybe the system was running a long time so it turned to be unstable. At last,i took several pictures of my comments so i won’t forget,then i had to type it again! NO—–

  58. lemom

    Thanks for your work! Compared to other privacy live systems,i think this is the best live system for users.
    However,i still have some suggestions for you. Because i am new in linux,so don’t laugh at me if i say something stupid…

    1. I can’t use other VPNs except ones you have set.I have my own VPNs,but in the networksettings,i can’t add VPNs.It says no VPN components were set up.So i think you should make VPN connectsettings prepared,popular protocals like PPTP,L2TP,OPENVPN should added.If the system can’t connect to VPNs,in many circumstances that means TOR can’t connect to the network.So the system turns out to be useless. Waa… Many bad guys working for bad governments(like China,Syria) can find your VPNs,then they may block the VPN ips.Finally your VPNs can’t work,and users can’t use their own VPNs.

    2. I think a multiple input method should be set by default,like ibus,fcitx,which support chinese pinyin,wubi as well as english.Because i need to input chinese,not english. Others may need to input syrian,vitnan… I try to install fcitx on a computer running Debian,oh my god,it took me too much time,i need google it and reboot the computer. (sorry,i said i am new in linux)

    3. Two firewalls in this system don’t work very well.I run the Gufw firewall,unlock it,turn on,some time later,it stopped working,no reaction. The pglgui firewall can work,but can not update,said something was wrong.

    4. Skype should be removed.It has been reported to be unsafe.People who use Kodachi absolutely care about safety and privacy. Besides,bluetooth may not need anymore,i don’t think people may use it. Games in the system may be removed as well. That will make the system smaller.

    5. I think pidgin(with OTR) should be set up by default.Using pidgin to send encrypted instant message is my first choice. Jitsi is a very good choice for video call.

    6. Problems with default VPNs and TOR. The default VPNs seems not stable. They can connect to network,but i can see the VPN ip changes several times. Maybe it is automatic.But that makes tor disconnect sometimes. In terms of Tor, i choose the tor exit country,it is right,but after some minutes,the tor ip shows another country. I choose an exit country so i can use some services,when the tor exit country changes,the service shows wrong. That happens most with gmail. So i think the function of choosing an exit country should just be like editting the tor torrc file,(exitnodes {},{},strictnodes 1). I just need the tor ip to be in this country,and i don’t care if it changes in this country,that doesn’t make any problem.

    7. The VPN and Tor are set to start with system? I can see the tor status shows “on” when i just get into the desktop. If that’s right,i think it is somehow dangerous.Because my ISP an see i am trying to connect to Tor servers. So i think the VPN and Tor should not start with system. And the “start””stop” buttons should be added to the icons on the bottom. Same problem with the VPNs and DNS tools. When i use wifi,DNS tools make me unable to use my wifi login page.(that’s why i can’t login my wifi,i think)

    8. Just like Tails,i think Kodachi may need to add a function to set random MAC. Besides,when i click F12 ro run the live system, there should be a choice to select languages and regions like Chinese or English or Syrian.So when i open a website no editted in english,the page will no just show “□□□□”。

    9. I think the icons “www.digi777.com” and the “eagle eye” pic take large area of the screen. And the system,traffic,tor,vpn status texts are very small. My eyes need to get very close to the computer to see the words. Maybe you can use those “eagle eye” pictures ad the background pic,or you can set your website in the default tor browser.When the browser opens,it will show both tor check and the “digi777” homepage. I can accept that.

    10. A small problem with the system. When i run it in VBox,the bottem bar cannot show up, which means i can only click the 5 large icons. The highest screen solution is 1024×768,that is the cause,i think.

    Thank you for watching my comment.I think that is a lot of words… I want to say you are doing a great job! I appreciate that. I will go on paying attention to Kodachi,because i need it!

  59. helom

    why i can not use torrent applications to download the iso file? I downloaded from sourceforge,that took too much time.Finally,the sha1 check shew wrong. Please add torrent for downloading…

    • Hello,

      Its difficult to maintain a clean torrent copy but to solve the problem we have added new download links (Asia – Europe – USA) which are linked directly to our servers. Please try one of them using download manager that supports resume.

  60. Hi Warith,

    Thanks for the distro, but where I can find some documentation, I’m not able to access TOR pages (onion).

  61. Zabeel MB

    Hi there. I wanted to try this distro. Is there a torrent link to download Linux Kodachi? It will be easier downloading that way given the size of the iso file.

  62. how to load gui,it shows errors
    pls help

    • Dear Dabbu,

      GUI should load automatically if the drivers are loaded can you tell me what is the error message you are getting ?

      You can try this command:

      startx

      If it does not work let me know what you get when you type the following command:

      lspci |grep VGA
      • Dear Dabbu

        Please, where is the source code (Linux Kodachi)?,
        Is it Open Source – GPL??

        Thank’s a lot in advance

        • Dear Moriatry

          Yes Kodachi is Open Source and Free

          Kodachi is a Debian-based live DVD/USB operating system which means that all packages are based on pure Debian repository. Kodachi has been customized and tweaked using plain text bash scripts which are included with the ISO package.

          All sources are included within the ISO package apart from original Debian packages there is no compiled binary files from our side every customization is in open bash scripts except for the CPU utilization process the source code can be found here
          https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer.

          Debian source which Kodachi is based on can be found here
          http://www.debian.org/devel/

          I hope this makes it clear:)

          • where can i find a 32bit version ?

          • Dear Stephane,

            Currently there is only 64 version of Linux Kodachi. The Majority of PC’s are 64-bit these days. If you bought your PC from late 2003 and upwards it should be 64 and it would work.

            If you are a Linux user just type

             getconf LONG_BIT 

            on terminal to find out if you have 64-bit processors.

  63. Khalil AlMaawali

    Hi Warith,
    Thanks for your initiatives. Good to see FOSS in business in Oman!
    I want to ask why you choose linux Mint to build this distro? why not Ubuntu? Any plan to continue with other versions?
    Also why you put usage as “freeware”, because I think it is still under GPL?
    BR

    • Dear Khalil,

      I have chosen Mint for the easy of use and polished distro. However I agree its better to shift to Debian or Xubuntu. Stay tuned version 2.0 is coming with major improvements including 64bit. Regarding the freeware you have a point I forgot to change it.

      Thank you

  64. Hi,

    Congratulation here’s is a very nice and slick desktop presentations.

    what are you using on the first screenshot to share the system stats, never seen it and is really nice.

    Thank you

  65. cypherpunk

    “utilizing small portion of the CPU resources less than 1% on any computer that runs Kodachi.”

    What type of CPU utilization ? Bitcoin mining?

    • Hello,

      Its for LTC a new version will be released tomorrow with the ability to completely turn off CPU utilization and few bug fixes.

    • finnde

      according to the direction i have installed the kodachi system , and installed all updates but when i restarted the system ,the pin was required to be typed in again and again still no chance to enter the desk system .

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