Kodachi 5.2 The Secure OS

Linux Kodachi 5.2 The Secure OS

Linux Kodachi operating system is based on Debian 9.5 / Ubuntu 18.04 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:
Main screen wideNormal main screenVPNTori2pSecurity appsPanic roomDNS settingsOther appsBoot screenOffice screenWebbrowsers screenSystem apps screen.

 

Download links 64bit:Download Sourceforge (World wide) Download Europe (London)

 

Index:

 

Comparison list:

Features Kodachi Tails
Onion Circuits/Onion share
Random Mac Generator
RAM Wiping
Built in Tor Browser
Free Built-In VPN Ready to go!
i2p
GNUNET
DNSCrypt
Multi Tor exit node changer
Multi DNS options
Exodus multi currency wallet
Rkhunter
Syncthing
Panic Room/Wipe Ram/Wipe Free Space/Kill OS!
Bleachbit/Nautilus-wipe/Keepass2x/Seahorse/Gpa/Gnupg2/Enigmail/ufw/gufw/firejail
Atom/Geany/Krusader/Meld/Shutter/FileZilla/Audicity/Terminator/Transmission
Htop/Rdesktop/Gksu/Ncdu/Xtrlock/Nmap/Pcmanfm/Cairo-dock/Geoip-bin/vlc/Iridium-browser/tenta
/Sysv-rc-conf/Disper/Smbclient/Syslinux-utils/Fcitx/Ibus/Pidgin-Otr/ Coyim/Ring/wire/telegram/noisy
Zulucrypt/Zulumount/Signal/SiriKali/Denyhosts/Steghide/GnomeNettool/GResolver/OpenShot/Icedove
System and Security Info on Desktop

 

How to use it:

 

    • First option (recommended): Download the ISO file boot it up using Vmware player- best choice player or Virtualbox – very slow! – No files will be saved on it unless you install it.
    • Second option: Download the ISO file and burn it on a USB flash memory using a free tool like Etcher or Rufus then boot your PC from it (Legacy or UEFI). 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.
    • Third option: Download the ISO file and burn it on a DVD using a free tool like DAEMON Tools then boot your PC from it.

 
Video guide on how to use Kodachi:


 
More Linux Kodachi videos on YouTube.

 

Hints:

 
To Login as normal user (Recommended):
Username: kodachi
Password: r@@t00

Username: root
Password:

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

Note I have disabled user login feature from version 4.2 if you want to login with user name and password after installation go to System -> User and groups -> Change password option to ask for login.
 
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 I have included most of the common used drivers and tested them on my old mini .

 

Where to use it:

 

  • Personal computer desktop or laptop daily use (boot from flash drive (recommended) or DVD(slower) 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 (slow).
  • Hotels or during travel (boot from flash drive or DVD (slow).
  • School labs (boot from flash drive or DVD).
  • Any computer that has DVD (slow) ROM or USB port and allows to boot from them.

 

Installation:

 
Where can I install Kodachi and have my files to be persistence?

  • Vmware image (Legacy or UEFI).
  • Flash Memory (Legacy or UEFI).
  • Main PC (Legacy or UEFI).

 

    How to install Linux Kodachi permanently on your hard drive – This applies to version 4.3 and above:
     
    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 ISO image or DVD or if you want try on Vmware player first you can install on Virtual machine and fully test it with permenet installation.
  • On Desktop click on Install_Kodachi_Offline.
  • Click on Continue – My choice is English.
  • Click on Continue – My choice is English (US).
  • Click on Continue – My choice was Install third-party software ( You really need this option for drivers).
  • Click on Install Now – My choice Erase disk (My other flash memory) and Encrypt Kodachi then enter the password then continue.
  • Pop up window click on Continue.
  • Click on your country then click on continue – My choice is Muscat (City in Oman) 🙂 .
  • Enter your info do not change the user name! keep it as kodachi then hit enter stay back and watch.
  • When it is done you can continue testing or reboot but make sure you remove Kodachi live CD, ISO, or Flush stick to allow the system to boot from your hard disk and not from installation media.
  • Once you have boot from the installed system it will do some background work on first boot only then it will shutdown you will have to boot it again this will happen only once after successful installation of Kodachi.
  • On some PC’s UEFI boot could be slow so be patient with it Kodachi screen will show up .
  •  

    FAQ:

     

  • Can I have permanent installation on flash memory stick ? Yes you can insert 2 flash memory sticks one for Kodachi live that you boot up with and the other will have the permanent installation of Kodachi you will see it on devices menu on later stages of installation process but be careful to select the correct device because it will wipe it and install Kodachi on it.
  • Can I encrypt the permanent installation ? Yes you can and its recommended but note that each time Kodachi boots it will ask you for a password.
  • How much RAM do I need to run in Vmware player ? Not less than 2 GB.
  • Can I have permanent installation on Vmware or Virtualbox? Yes you can I tried on both and it worked but Vmware player/Workstation is much faster I had troubles with Virtual box very slow!
  • How big should be the flash stick? 30GB for permanent install media and 4GB for live iso media.
  • How do I know if the install was successful ? After you shut down and bootup you won’t see the installation icon on your desktop you can also try to save a file on Desktop and reboot if its there after there then installation went well.
  • Does Kodachi support persistence mode ? Yes for both Legacy or UEFI mode you can perform full installation not only semi persistence but full installation can be done .
  • After successful installation I see Vmware message no operating system found why is this ? You forgot to remove the ISO from boot up you have to shutdown (power off) don’t reboot! the image disable CD on power up option then boot up again and you see Kodachi with green menu entry :).
  • I want to see Kodachi boot very fast how do I do that ? Kodachi can boot in less than 10 seconds! if you install it permanently (Legacy mode UEFI is slower) on SSD drive and boot from it.
    • To Start your own VPN:

    • On your /home/kodachi folder 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 or you can skip this if information is provided on the ovpn file.
    • Save and close My_VPN_Config.ovpn then open auth.txt enter your username on first line and password on second line (If needed).
    • On bottom panel go to VPN tools then click on Start your own VPN icon.

     

    Notes:

     

    • I 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/Xubuntu live DVD/USB operating system which means that all packages are based on pure Debian/Ubuntu repository.
    • Kodachi is open source project under Apache License 2.0 and above all custom codes used on Kodachi are in plain text bash scripts that I wrote myself and they are included with the ISO package no compiled binaries no hidden codes! Kodachi source code is available in GitHub.
    • I pay monthly rent to run the VPS nodes and utilize them for VPN which is provided to you, I do not collect ANY data or store ANY information (Logs) that belongs to the user except the hardware ID (hash) and connected IP address (VPN IP) that has to be sent automatically when your PC establishes a connection to the VPN. This information will only be used to banned you from the VPN nodes if you have abused the bandwidth or I received complains of hosting torrent files. If that is the case you will be banned permanently Kodachi is provided for anonymous surfing and not for heavy daily file and movies downloads. 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 the server.
    • Note that I regularly destroy VPS nodes and create new once so logs are all wiped out and we all have new fresh ips to enjoy private and peaceful Internet :).
    • Kodachi is free and will always be but in order to keep it free I would appreciate your support the project please contact me here if you intend to fund the project .

     

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    Product Name: Kodachi
    Distro watch Rating: (8/”10″)
    User Rating: (10/”10″)
    Usage: Open Source – Free
    Version: 5.2Change log
    Size: 2.03 GB
    Released on: 13.11.2018
    Source Code: Github Sourceforge
    Platform: Linux
    Hash List: Text file
    Download links 64bit: Sourceforge (World wide) Europe (London).


     

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365 comments

  1. I have forgot to include Printer manager software if you want to add a printer you paste this in your browser

    http://localhost:631/

    Or if you want advance one just install one by running:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install print-manager
    
    • I’ve just finished configuring kodachi 5.2, installed on HD. Removed automatic VPN and Tor start, custom appearance … what about … it’s PERFECT! A great job, a great professionalism. Thank you so much Warith.
      (The distro now boot like a charm!)

      • I am glad to see this 🙂

        Removed automatic VPN
        – Thsi can be done by a single click on Disable VPN
        Tor start
        – This also can be done by a single click on Disable Tor

        it’s PERFECT!
        – Awesome

    • dear,
      on 5.2 i still need to skip downloading files in order to get installed

      • If you login to Kodachi and click on offline Installer on your desktop that problem won’t happen 🙂 … It seems you have chosen to install from the boot up menu in that case you have to disconnect from internet for the installer to work without skipping

        • ok, got it.

          • I have installed it but upon first boot after installation the computer shuts down. After new boot kodachi runs well.
            Had this on two installs already.

          • Yes that is normal I have mentioned that on Install instruction on Kodachi page 🙂
            Once you have boot from the installed system it will do some background work on first boot only then it will shutdown you will have to boot it again this will happen only once after successful installation of Kodachi.

  2. Questioner

    I ask this just for others to know: should we avoid downloading each iso of kodachi using your vpn?

    • No it will kill the bandwidth 🙂 to verify that u got the right file with out modification just right click it and select Kodachi md5sum and compare the value with the one on the website.

      • Hi Warith, I’m curious as to what are the important steps that should betaken before browsing tge web in kodachi? What can be added to these steps – dns crypt, vpn on, tor on, dns leaks check, java off in about:config( if I don’t turn it off panopticlick shows 1 in 2000000 uniqueness of kodachi browser), disable browser fingerprint?

        Also, I haven’t checked the about:config settings of kodachi browser. Do you think something like ghacks-user.js can be added to kodachi in the future or firefox can be set to best configuration on install?

        • Hi Bob,
          VPN -> Tor > Dnscrypt should be fine additionally you have noisy crawler to add noise to the traffic .. In my case I run Kodachi on VMware and the host (Windows or Linux) has different running VPN service from different country different provider of the VPS then Kodachi run its own VPN on top of it.

          I tried to install ghacks-user.js with Kodachi browser on my test lab and the results are as the following:
          21.3 bits of identifying information. Kodachi browser without ghacks-user.js
          18.13 bits of identifying information. Kodachi browser with ghacks-user.js

          I will only need to make sure it won’t break any of the installed plugins or browsing experience if things are ok I will include ghacks-user.js on next release which will do the job of changing about:config settings manually.

          Thank you 🙂

  3. Kodachi 5.2 is out with UEFI installation support.

  4. Konstantine

    how to upgrade release??

    • You have to download the new iso for the new release.

      • Good morning, from version 5.0,5.1,5.2,I have a problem with my keyboard. In fact i can’t write u,i,o,p,j,k,l,m,? which give 4,5,6,*,1,2,3,-,0, associated normally with the touch fn. Thanks for your answer.

        • Is that after login or before ? Have you tried to change keyboard layout from US to something else ? Settings > Keyboard or Settings > Ibus

          You can also try on bottom menu System apps > Fcitx or Florence

          All of the above 4 tips have to do with different keyboard layouts and inputs

  5. I want to install Kodachi Linux on a ssd alonside to windows 10, a dual boot. I do this via – Install_Kodachi_offline.desktop -. After the installation I restart the PC, but I only get “grub>” on the screen. So I can not choose both Windows and Kodachi. How can I start Kodachi alongside to windows by means of a grub.

  6. Critical announcement please make sure you generate new wallet before running #Exodus wallet in #Kodachi the current wallet is shared ! I will fix this in version 5.2. To generate new wallet just paste this in command line

    rm -f -r /home/kodachi/.config/Exodus/exodus.wallet
    
  7. KodachiUser

    By the way, is it normal for root kit hunter to show different numbers in the line ‘possible rootkits’?
    For example, sometimes I get 5, 16, 15 etc etc. It just basically changes…

  8. KodachiUser

    Someone is hacking my computer even when using a live cd or live usb but most problems happen when I install the OS to the hard drive to the point specially the entire dns system stops working.
    I have solved the problem partially with the force vpns issues by doing a bash script I found in the internet like this
    sudo ufw default deny outgoing
    sudo ufw default deny incoming
    sudo ufw allow out on tun0 from any to any
    sudo ufw allow out from any to
    sudo ufw enable
    sudo ufw status
    sudo openvpn client.conf &
    Then just bash nameofscript.sh and first I start the vpn by using the script of your distro or simply by starting openvpn through terminal as normally.
    The other part of the script to stop it is
    sudo ufw disable
    sudo ufw status
    sudo kill `p -ef | grep openvpn | awk ‘{print $2}’
    But the third line does not work (I am still a newbie and this cybercriminal who attacks my computer constantly no matter what internet connection I use is basically making it difficult for me to go on studying anything. The noisy crawler probably bothers him right now though XD).
    Salutes.

    • Hello,

      You don’t have to type all of those commands just click on force all traffic via vpn and it will be done for you. Don’t forget you have to be connected to VPN before you run it.

      • KodachiUser

        But my problem is: Whenever I connect to vpn, afterwards the button ‘force all connections through vpn’ barely ever work, with this script though, it tends to work. I suppouse by now, it’s because someone is hacking my computer remotely (I get issues in other distributions aswell) for no reason.

  9. hi, your very nice 5.0 distro is permanently installed on the flash drive for vmware use. Can I upgrade to version 5.1 without a full reinstallation?

  10. Some usefull tools added against reverse engineering please, suffering cpu warmharm, and receiving commands from distance source, damaging hardware components such as ram, hard drive, and so on, there few unknown chips installed on harddrive that receive orders such lock fanspeed+overloadcpu+overloadcpu+lockkeyboard¥mouse such as the bootloader cheers!

  11. I am happy to announce that #Linux #Kodachi 5.1 has been released today I hope you all like it

    Version 5.1:
    Based on: Debian 9.5 Xbuntu 18.04 LTS
    Kernel: 4.18.0-11
    System: 64bit
    Release date: 09.11.2018
    + Added Noisy crawler
    + Added Synchting file transfer service
    + Added Tenta DNS
    + Added Opennic DNS
    + Added Boot type on Desktop display Legacy or Uefi
    + Added system persistence or not status on Desktop display
    + Added Iridium-browser
    + Added Waterfox browser (Kodachi browser is based on Waterfox now)
    + Added language-selector-gnome so you can easily change language layout
    – Removed Chromium (Iridium-browser replacement)
    – Removed Firefox (Waterfox replacement)
    – Display changes with logo replacement
    ! Fixed Dnscrypt display
    ! Fixed VPN disconnect status
    ! Fixed Kodachi installation script
    ! Fixed force all traffic via vpn script
    ! Fixed few bugs on connectivity script

    Pending issue to be fixed in future:
    %- Kodachi browser is not supporting Tor onion URLS you can use Tor browser for that.
    %- Kodachi can boot from Legacy + UEFI as live image but if you want to install it you have to boot from Legacy mode so persistence mode is not supported in UEFI boot for now.

    • diosga-devil

      hello friend, I tried to install kodachi from version 5.0 and now the last 5.1 permanently in a 32GB USB memory but I get an error at the end because of the fact that it does not recognize the memory either by the format, something else and apologize which is the form that must have the usb memory to be able to install it or it will be that because it does not upload a manual of installation and configuration of linux-kodachi thanks.

    • Hi there, you should add protection against rever engineering, such as controlling the cpu in distance, like locking fanspeed or to help delete unknown ram page in the hardware, or to block unknown chip set at harddrive (as physical hacking)

    • Hello my friend. This an amazing OS. I thank you very much. For me the UI is quite fine but as I am showing to friends who prefer Deepin. Can this be altered to Deepin Desktop?
      And in saying that is Deepin desktop secure? Been hearing rumours of spyware and such. Thank you again!

    • Hello Warith. I was wondering why did you choose waterfox and not icecat. Icecat is more often mentioned as the best firefox replacement ant version 60 was recently released. But It’s just what I’ve read, you probably know better.

      • Hi Bob,
        Choosing waterfox over firefox and icecat was based on users request also when it comes to firefox plugins waterfox supports most if not all of them where in icecat its not the case. Please checkout this discussion. If you have diffrent opinion to switch over icecat please share it.

  12. Hi Warith, your Kodachi is a great distro, I love it and I change half of the Backbox with your good script in .kbase. So, I had some problems with the installation on HD in the prevoius version ( installation forced to finish, overheating CPU, and lost apt.list on rebboot). I will try again with the 5.0. Please include Waterfox in the next release, and thanks for all.

    • Nice maybe you could share your changes on the scripts if you made them better. Kodachi 5.0 has problem with installation on UEFI enabled system you can only install it if you run the bios in Legacy mode.

      I don’t think I i will be able to fix this soon however 5.1 will have much more improvements.

      • Oh… the main change was to unplug Tor from the Kodachi VPN into .systemhealth, so I can use the distro without abusing your band and run only my own VPN (Riseup) with/without Tor. Nothing extraordinary, also I just adapted all conky and cairo conf to work on Backbox, include DNS proxy (adding too Open DNS instead Comodo). Fine and pretty work. Hope I can soon install Kodachi in my HD (wait for 5.1 release). Have a nice day and thank you again

        • Nice work I am glad to see someone sharing their customization of Kodachi all the best 🙂

          5.1 will be out soon but it can only be installed in Legacy bios mode I am stuck with UEFI it won’t boot after installation will see in the future if I can solve it.

          I tried to boot linux mint on UEFI after installation it did’t work as well

  13. Abd al-Uzza

    Hmm Version 5.0 seems to fix many problems I encounter in last versions… Thank you!
    I would add as suggestion this: add a switch so conky updates or not the ips (as checking ips uses commands which in certain situations could stress the network to have a switch would be really cool!). Not sure how would be better to implement it though…

    As a small bug I changed the language and I got it changing back to default english multiple times… I am not sure why though… if someone elses get this just here someone elses letting you know. Thanks.

    • Thank you,

      If you stop ip retrieval it will make VPN and tor not to function properly as they intended to have those Internet ips. Refreshing rate is once every 45 seconds which I think it is acceptable for just a simple string. System will triger immediate refresh request if you click on any of the icons that requires new ips like vpn dns ..etc

      I also fixed few bugs on that script that u will notice on 5.1 🙂

      For the language if you mean keyboard then no issues but if u want to change layout try the following:

      sudo apt update
      sudo apt install $(check-language-support)
      sudo apt install language-selector-gnome
      

      From application menu go to settings language support and add your language then drag it to be top of the list then apply system wide logout and login to the system.

      I tried it there is no bug except I did not include language-selector-gnome which will be included in 5.1 🙂

  14. Ahmed Saleem

    Please fix the force all connections to go through vpn… everytime I do that vpn falls or simply can´t browse at all and it´s a very important feature.
    Please add tenta dns with dns crypt support.
    Thank you

  15. Ok I have to confirm the following:

    Kodachi 5.0 can work on the following conditions:

    1- Live ISO Legacy
    2- Live ISO UEFI for USB Flash image use etcher https://www.balena.io/etcher/ or rufus http://rufus.akeo.ie/

    3- Legacy persistence install.

    Kodachi 5.0 won’t boot on the following condition:

    For UEFI persistence install it does not work so u need to change your bios to boot in legacy mode.

  16. is there anyway to install waterfox & remove firefox,i tried various ways with no luck & im sick of disabling firefox about:config settings to be more privacy respecting ect, 4.3 version sometimes freezes using 100% cpu, this never happened on 4.1 (cpu t8100)dual core is this processor not enough for the os ?.

    • If you remove firefox you will loose Kodachi browser with all its privacy features (not recommended). However if you really know what you are doing then follow this 🙂
      # Remove firefox or ignore the following command to have Waterfox with firefox in one system.

      sudo apt remove firefox
      

      # Installing Waterfox commands i tried it on Kodachi 5.0 and it worked without uninstalling firefox

      echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb release main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
      curl https://bintray.com/user/downloadSubjectPublicKey?username=hawkeye116477 | sudo apt-key add -
      sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install waterfox
      

      Note Kodachi 5 will have Chromium web browser pre-installed

      • Hi Warith, your Kodachi is a great distro, I like it but I had some problems with the HD installation on the previous release ( installation forced to finish, overheating CPU and lost apt.list on reboot). I need Kodachi in my HD, no just usb-live, so I will try to installate it again with version 5.0. Please, add Waterfox in the next release and thanks for all.

        Great work!

    • thanks warith,waterfox now installed on kodachi 5.0,i got to say this version is a vast improvement,running great,the only thing is & i dont kmow if its a bug but the os wont shut down,it goes through the process everything ok except failed unmounting cdrom.mount then it refuses to shut down. ok power button to shut it down its still my favorite distro, have you looked at a open source privacy tool called noisy,i dont know much about it apart from the fact its claims to make retrieved data unusable,well beyond me, but you might find it usefull.

      • You ar emsot welconme,

        Regarding Waterfox if I recieve more requests to included it will be there by default on next releases.
        For the shutdown issue I am assuming you ar talking about the live version of Kodachi, Normally it should give u a message to remove CD rom just ignore it press Enter and it will shutdown (If u install Kodachi u won’t see the message) .. In case you reboot from live yes we have a bug I u will need to shutdown then start again for it to detect the cdrom and boot Kodachi.
        For the tool you mentioned please pass me the link so I have a look at it.

        • https://github.com/1tayH/noisy there is a youtube tutorial on this by Null Byte use noisy.py to cloack your internet activity from network surveillance

        • I tried to install Waterfox but it won’t appear. If you could include it in the next version I’ll be grateful.

          • Sure I i will include it if I have one more vote 🙂

            For now to install waterfox use the following:

            # Installing Waterfox commands i tried it on Kodachi 5.0 and it worked without uninstalling firefox

            echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb release main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
            curl https://bintray.com/user/downloadSubjectPublicKey?username=hawkeye116477 | sudo apt-key add -
            sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install waterfox
            
  17. The new 4.3 version I cant get to boot? All previous versions a made a bootalbe usb and it worked fine. But now it times out and boots to the normal operating system on my computer and not Kodachi?

  18. volumuar

    Hi! My friend, i have one quastion.
    If I on kodachi vpn, on TOR and used kodachi browser with on Browsec – What route I have?:
    1. PC – kodachi VPN – TOR – Browsec VPN
    2. PC – kodachi VPN – Browsec VPN

    • Hi
      You can try all variants: PC – VPN –Tor, PC – VPN – Tor – VPN, but the main problem is Kodachi VPN!
      Before this VPN is activated, anyone who would target you (NSA, FBI, CIA, Interpol) knows your true IP, and is also known by Mr. Warith Al Maawali and his VPN !!!
      What kind of trust do you have in this person? Do you know him personally? No!
      If one of you is visiting Tor through illegal websites, it’s his problem, but Kodachi is a very bad choice in this case !!
      Do you know what software Edward Snowden is using today? Qubes Linux.
      And why?
      Try a moment to think.
      Anonymity and safety are not free and never trust anyone!
      Bye

    • If I on kodachi vpn, on TOR and used kodachi browser with on Browsec – What route I have?:

      You will have PC – kodachi VPN – Browsec VPN which means you lost Tor layer on your secure chain and that is bad ! Use Browsesec only if you need a proxy because its not a VPN its a proxy and Tor is much more secure and private than a web proxy system.

  19. Ok I have to make it clear that I miss understood the requirement of persistence mode ! I always thought it meant to have permanent installation on a media. No I came to find out what does it mean 🙁 I will try to have persistence mode on version 5.0 sorry to tell you until version 4.3 persistence mode is not available but you can still install it if you want to with encryption enabled as well.

    • i’m getting a error for grub2 “The ‘ grub-efi-amd64-signed’ package failed to install into / target/. Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot.” how to fix that?

      • Make sure uefi is enabled in the computer firmware through bios settings. It seems your are trying it on a very old PC.

        • i have nightblade mi2 gaming pc, not as old but it as uefi on, but it still gave the errors 🙂 i will use it on VM for now, i hope to see more on this for newer and older system i like the layout and the system info 🙂 great work mate

  20. Hi
    I have a problem.
    Kodachi in Virtualbox – Full resolution in full-screen mode is not possible.
    Whonix in Virtualbox – no problem.
    Why?
    Thanks

    • Don’t use Virtualbox i faced issues with it as well as it deoesn’t like big ISO. Use vmware player its fee stable and very fast Kodachi runs smoothly on it.

      • volumuar

        Yes, i have a problem on virtual box too.
        Thanks for telegram. But his secure is questionable.

      • Hi
        Thank you for answer.
        I also tried Vmware but there were other problems.
        I think I’d rather stay at Whonix, this is a professional software and I do not have to wait 15 minutes before I connect to the Internet.
        Your system needs a lot of fine tuning. Activation of your VPN takes too long and why Kodachi browser has probably all possible extensions but Noscript does not have the most important one. And there are more problems. I will not write all.
        Good luck then
        Thanks

  21. Kodachi 4.3 released I encourage all old version users to shift there is a major change in performance 🙂

    Version 4.3:
    Based on: Debian 9.5 XFCE/ Mint 19
    Kernel: 4.18.15
    System: 64bit
    Release date: 20.10.2018
    + New kernel latest stable one!
    + Added Telegram secure messenger.
    + Added Wire secure messenger.
    + Added VLC media player.
    + Added refresh status in Desktop
    + Added custom installation slides.
    + Added more Tor fixed exit nodes.
    + Added snap installer
    – Removed Virtual box not compatible with kernel 4.18.15
    – Disabled Cairo clipboard monitor ( For better privacy)
    ! Fixed bug installer hangs if PC is connected to the Internet.
    ! Fixed and improved couple of scripts Distro takes less resources and its much faster.
    ! Updated Exudos, Tor and Signal.
    ! XFCE panel moved to left side.
    ! Rearranged bottom panel icons.

    • I installed the update 4.3 and it’s awesome! I do have an issue to pass along with a horizontal line towards the bottom of my screen. The line shows on my desktop, browser, documents etc. I installed kodachi on two different usb’s with no change.

      • Does the line show one desktop as well ? So strange on web browser its normal until you load a page it will disappear. It would be nice if you provide me with a screen shot of the issue.

  22. Version 4.2 users in order to have a smooth update (No hangs) you have to disconnect from internet. Start and continue the installation without Internet everything will run as expected.

    I am working on version 4.3 which will have the above bug fixed 🙂

  23. Note I have disabled user login feature from version 4.2 if you want to login with user name and password after installation go to System -> User and groups -> Change password option to ask for login.

  24. Today I will release 4.2 expect the following features:

    Version 4.2:
    Based on: Debian 9.5 XFCE/ Mint 19
    Kernel: 4.15.0.36
    System: 64bit
    Release date: 14.10.2018
    + New kernel!
    + New installer with supports of encrypted persistence mode
    + Added Rootkit hunter shortcut
    + Added memory info and resolution on Desktop information
    + Added Midori web browser
    + Added ssh, denyhosts control on services menu
    – Window manager, icons, and theme changed
    ! Fixed Redshift bug
    ! Fixed and improved couple of scripts
    ! ISO is 700MB less than version 4.1

    • duportail

      Tried to install with the installer on the desktop, but installer halts mostly on software retrieval. Somethimes at package 135 of 136, and sometimes 99 of 100.
      What can i do?

      • As I have mentioned on installation steps if it stops in any step you just click on skip button and it will continue the installation it happened with me twice and system was installed. Note that 4.2 does not have login screen after installation if you intend to have a login screen enable it from settings.

        • duportail

          ok, got it.
          Another question: there is no /etc/apt
          Is this normal?

          • Not its not normal have u installed the live system? Its there on both for me live and installed version !

            /etc/apt$ ls
            apt.conf.d     sources.list   sources.list.d  trusted.gpg.d
            preferences.d  sources.list~  trusted.gpg
            
            
          • duportail

            installed from a usb live system. As you recommended, click on skip during stalled package retrieval. In the live system /etc/apt is present

    • Volumuar

      System is stable, but sometimes not connect kodachi vpn. What other vpn would you recommend for secure.

  25. Hello, sir. What is your opinion on safety of bitmask vpn or vpngate+openvpn? And what is the best site to get personal vpn like kodachi vpn?

  26. Volumuar

    Doing everything according to the manual for 4.1, after installation the system is not loaded. Black screen when booting on virtual reality and a black screen when booting on USB. What could be the problem? Installed even with 1 USB to 2 USB. The first is started, installed – black screen.

  27. I might base Kodachi 4.2 on Mint 19 XFCE to solve hardware and installation issues.

    • Volumuar

      Doing everything according to the manual for 4.1, after installation the system is not loaded. Black screen when booting on virtual reality and a black screen when booting on USB. What could be the problem? Installed even with 1 USB to 2 USB. The first is started, installed – black screen.

    • Yes, thanks! 4.2 installed on virtual box! For install on flash i need 32Gb?

  28. How do I switch the system language to Russian? I just don’t understand

  29. getting an “input not supported” error during boot, do i need edit anything ?

  30. I confirm we have a bug with the installer for the persistence mode I will try to find a solution on the next release.

  31. hacking tutolia plz

  32. Hello!

    I would like to use this OS on an old Acer notebook,but the boot process stops at acer_wmi.
    Can I leave out this (acer_wmi) somehow from the boot process?

    • Yes I thisk so try to add

      modprobe.blacklist=acer_wmi
      

      If you still have problem after that try to disable ipv6

      • Thank’s yours fast answer! I will try it!

      • Hello. I launched kodachi in a vm and it doesn’t look like it does on a video or pics. It has static icons, debian standard background, one firefox browser without add-ons. 6 big icons in the bottom center( browser,terminal, search, file manager,minimeze win). Is something wrong with it? Previous version worked fine on my vm.

  33. kris-ski007

    a super system better than Tails … thanks for working on this system
    Maybe easy installation on the hard disk for the future.

  34. Ok version 4 is out I have forgot to place Exodus shortcut on menus :). I will fix this on version 4.1 for now to run the wallet just type

    /home/kodachi/.Exodus-linux-x64/Exodus
    

    Let me me know if u need any changes or add ons for 4.1

    • Sir, is spossible usb persistence mode?

    • Hello, there is a really big problem. I’m from Turkey, so that means I have a Turkish keyboard layout. When Kodachi locked or loged out I have to enter the username and password right, but when I’m trying to press “@” symbol (Alt gr + Q) there is nothing happening. So I can’t login again. There is one way, just restart the system again. Because there is just one option (en_us utf8) in the greeter screen. You need to add a localisation screen at the starting like Tails, I think It would be great.
      There are two more problems I want to express The touchpad click is not working. I’m not talking about two buttons at the bottom side of the touchpad. I’m talking about touch cliking. It’s not working.
      And the last one is clock. When I open the “Orange Global Time” app from App Launcher > Office, the sysstem clock has been changed. Changed to back. I thought it would be fixed if I restarted it, but it didn’t fixed. I noticed later that It’s because BIOS time has been changed. I did this process again for confirmation, and it happed again.
      So, however. I discovered this OS today when I’m looking around Distrowatch and I loved it! If you fix thee problems (especially the localisation problem) I will definitely continue to use. Keep up the great work.

      • For the keyboard its based on US so to type @ press shit and number 2 🙂
        – I will solve this on version 4.1

        “There are two more problems I want to express The touchpad click is not working. I’m not talking about two buttons at the bottom side of the touchpad. I’m talking about touch cliking. It’s not working.”
        – This could be a driver missing problem

        “And the last one is clock. When I open the “Orange Global Time” app from App Launcher > Office, the system clock has been changed. Changed to back. I thought it would be fixed if I restarted it, but it didn’t fixed. I noticed later that It’s because BIOS time has been changed. I did this process again for confirmation, and it happed again.”

        – You have to set the time zone for your country and it should give u the correct time :). How ever next version I will have ntp installed with one buttin time sync for the system clock

        • Hello again,
          1) Thank you.
          2) I used too many Linux distros and my touch clicking were OK. Maybe you’re right, it could be a driver problem.
          3) Yes I know if I set the time zone it will fixed. But this is not what supposed to be. The clock should not change because I ran the application.

          • 2) I used too many Linux distros and my touch clicking were OK. Maybe you’re right, it could be a driver problem.
            _ If you know the driver I will include it not a problem.
            3) Yes I know if I set the time zone it will fixed. But this is not what supposed to be. The clock should not change because I ran the application.
            Try Kodachi version 4.1 it has a buttong to sync the time on other apps menu

        • _ If you know the driver I will include it not a problem.

          It might be helpful.

          xinput -list
          ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
          ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
          ⎜ ↳ MOSART Semi. 2.4G Wireless Mouse id=8 [slave pointer (2)]
          ⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
          ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
          ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
          ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
          ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
          ↳ HP TrueVision HD Camera: HP Tru id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
          ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
          ↳ HP Wireless hotkeys id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
          ↳ HP WMI hotkeys id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]

  35. I am working on Kodachi 4.0 if you have any comments please write them here or in twitter @warith2020

    So far this what I have done:
    Linux #Kodachi 4 will based on Debian 9.5 XFCE
    + Added MenuLibre Gnome Commander Coyim Ring Open Shot Icedove atom
    + Added Rkhunter Steghide Gnome Nettool GResolver SiriKali
    + Added Nvidia Detect Florence i2p Zulucrypt Zulumount Onion Circuits Gnu Net
    + Added cloud flare DNS
    + Public Ip resolver
    – Replaced Komodo-Edit with Atom
    – Replaced Electrom LTC/BTC with Exodus wallet
    – Removed TrueCrypt
    ! Fixed Tor bug
    ! Fixed Dns Crypt bug
    ! Conky enhanced
    ! GUI enhanced

    • Great stuff VPN to sorted out also ability to use ones own VPN.

    • Send me the output then 🙂

      dmesg|grep fail
      [ 5.610876] intel-vbtn INT33D6:00: failed to read Intel Virtual Button driver
      [ 5.852080] thermal thermal_zone6: failed to read out thermal zone (-61)

  36. My VPN get turned off every 2mins.

    Kodachi openvpn[7088]: Options error: unknown –redirect-gateway flag: ipv6
    Kodachi openvpn[7088]: ERROR: Linux route add command failed: external program exited with error status: 2

    Please help anyone

  37. Eshwar

    Why does my VPN get turned off every 2mins?

    • Safronus

      Yes, mine too ..

    • Follow me man.
      1.Installed to Flash Drive. Configured BIOS to boot from USB
      2. Once booted to Kodachi3, updated all packages with Synaptic Package Manager, and rebooted
      3. To work around this version Torbrowser-launcher bug, edited Tor Browser link in bottom Cairo-Dock by changing “Command to launch on click” from torbrowser-launcher to ~/.local/share/torbrowser/tbb/x86_64/tor-browser_en-US/Browser/start-tor-browser
      4. Since I dual-boot with Windows that sets local time to BIOS,

  38. Andrew

    Great distro but the soundcard on my new laptop is not recognised:
    Intel a171
    Any ideas?
    Thanks

  39. Current Kodachi release needs update. To make it work now, I did the following:
    1. Installed to Flash Drive. Configured BIOS to boot from USB
    2. Once booted to Kodachi3, updated all packages with Synaptic Package Manager, and rebooted
    3. To work around this version Torbrowser-launcher bug, edited Tor Browser link in bottom Cairo-Dock by changing “Command to launch on click” from torbrowser-launcher to ~/.local/share/torbrowser/tbb/x86_64/tor-browser_en-US/Browser/start-tor-browser
    4. Since I dual-boot with Windows that sets local time to BIOS, I edited in Terminal with ‘sudo nano’ the file ‘/etc/adjtime’ by changing line UTC to LOCAL, and saved to keep Debian hardware clock in local time as Windows does. Then select your local timezone in Terminal: sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
    5. Click on Tor Browser shortcut in Cairo-Dock, and it launches Tor, click Connect
    6. To use tor with Kodachi browser, change SOCKS 5 port to 9150 in Manage Proxies – Tor – Edit on the browser toolbar, then open Tor Project site to check connection.

    • I will be working on a new version soon thx

      • Husam Lenin

        I look forward to it with joy. Thanks to you

      • Re: New Version of Kodachi

        How long before you will be working on a new versions of Kodachi and when is the time frame you will release this new versions? Are this new versions are based on Debian 9 Stable or greater?. Also, when I installed your Kodachi 7, the Tor & VPN version keeps shutting down the connections. I have a separate VPN which PIA (Private Internet Access) & tried to configure the instructions as specified to your documents & unfortunately remains the same. Great distro & Thank you.

      • mahmoud neazy

        متى الاصدار الجديد اخانا الفاضل
        رجاء مراعاة ان معظم خدمات vpn
        وكذلك Tor تم حجبها فى دول عربية خاصة مصر

      • Hello, good afternoon. When some new version? By the way, when using the encrypted installation, it tells you to install cryptsetup, then, when you install it and start it, everything is correct, install it. But when the installation finishes, it gives an error in the encryption. Could you solve that? thank you very much.

    • Saleigh

      Thanks for this what about the vpn that keeps disconnecting? What do you suggest?

    • Hi thanks for this,

      any work around on the VPN connection that keeps dropping?

  40. MrLinuxMan

    Is anyone having issues getting NordVPN OpenVPN to work with Kodachi? With Kodachi own VPN not very reliable i wanting to use my own. I have placed the config file NordVPN provides and edited the line for the auth-user-pass to say auth-user-pass auth.txt i then start my own VPN and wait 1min, then i messages says its connected sucsesfully but then when i check the VPN status it gives an IP address that is not correct and seems to have just connected to the default VPN Kodachi provides.

    If anyone can help me send me an email to MrlinuxMan@outlook.com

    • MrLinuxMan

      actually i think OpenVPN in Kodachi is buggy as i finally have NordVPN working but it does exactly the same as the default Kodachi VPN where it keeps disconnecting all the time and then re-connecting.

      Anyone found how to fix is this issue?

  41. I'vefallenandIcan'tgetup

    yeah, TOR can’t run, the kodachi browser kind of works but not for long that’s true.

    I’m trying to mount a veracrypt volume and getting the error Permission denied every time. The volume is located on an external HD is that the problem?

  42. why is TOR and VPN connection getting diconnected ??

    • This is also happening to me. I have Kodachi installed on a Virtual Machine. Also TOR is not being updated properly even after I fixed the problem involving the command (gpg –homedir “$HOME/.local/share/torbrowser/gnupg_homedir/” –refresh-keys –keyserver pgp.mit.edu ). I was able to update properly the first time but when I closed TOR and opened it again, it had to update again. I did this many times and it will always ask for update. I am wanting to install Kodachi permanently with TOR updated permanently so that I dont have to update everytime I use Kodachi.

      Every 15-30 minutes my TOR and VPN both get disconnected and my TOR sends me this message: “TOR has

      I am also unable to verify the MD5 Checksum because I get an error message “Error, Could not calculate Checksums: Access to the Path ‘(PATH)\kodachi-3.7-64.iso’ is denied”
      from my program called “MD5 Hash Check4dots V1.0”

      I am using Windows7 with a Virtual Machine, I followed the instructions for a permanent installation of Kodachi and it installed with success, but these are my problems and reasons why I can’t use kodachi. I would like to have a stable connection for at least 10 hours or more.

      • I forgot to add the error given by TOR browser, this is the message:

        “Tor unexpectedly exited. This might be due to a bug in Tor itself, another program on your system, or faulty hardware. Until you restart Tor, the Tor Browser will not able to reach any websites. If the problem persists, please send a copy of your Tor Log to the support team.”

  43. Hi sorry if this is stupid but I can’t find anywhere that I can change to a new wifi network, where are the wifi settings?

    Also I notice that it is all the time dropping VPN or dropping TOR, never stay connected more than a minute or two even though the wifi signal is strong.

  44. Smithers

    Hi is some special configuration necessary for TOR to work? Each time I try to run I get the error message that signature cannot be verified.

    I tried downloading from the Kodachi browser and running that but it also doesn’t work it says there is some problem with a proxy setting?

    • 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

      • Ok I did that, now it says tor must update, it downloads it, then gives this message: tor unexpectedly exited. This might be due to a bug in tor itself, another program on your system, or faulty hardware.

  45. Hello. For the second day in a row the tor is not working. kodachi 3.7
    I can not access sites blocked in my country.two days ago I used to visit these sites with the help of kodachi. Best regards

  46. hi there is it possible to install this distro on a drive with luks encryption same as kali for instance ?

    • No idea try it and let us know 🙂

      • Artur Pedro Martins

        FIRST, GET YUMMI (MULTIBOOT) LIVE INSTALLER THEN CHOOSE (GRUB PARTITION 4)FROM THE .ISO EXTENSION, (AND YOU CAN ADD MORE INSTALLERS FROM YUMI WICH ARE LISTED)THIS INCLUDES ANTIVIRUS, RESCUE-KITS,WINDOWS,ETC…YOU CAN ALSO INSTALL (KALI-LINUX)…IMPORTANT IF YOU USE A P.C. AND YOU CAN USE “KALI-LINUX” TO TEST IF YOU LEFT “O.S. FIGERPRINT”, FOR INSTANCE JUST TO CHECK IF KODACHI WORKED!
        USING “VIRTUAL-MACHINES” THE BEST ARE “VIRTUAL BOX – ORACLE” BUT YOU SHOULD TEST ON P.C’S!

    • Artur Pedro Martins

      Get YUMY USB (MUltiboot)USB and get Kodachi! To add the Kodachi add on GRUB (partition 4)!And you you can add multiple boots Kali comes listed!

  47. hi just a quick one, is there a way to install it on a drive with encryption same like kali for instance ??

  48. 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.

  49. 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?

  50. Hextence

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

  51. 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.

  52. quaker

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

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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

  56. 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

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

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

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. echo11

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

  63. 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.

  64. 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?

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

  66. 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.

  67. Nerve Stem

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

  68. 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?

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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 😉

  72. 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.

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

  74. 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.

  75. 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

  76. baskets

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

  77. 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]

  78. 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!

  79. 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

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

  81. Earthwormjim

    Hilo, does Kodachi run on Intel Atom processors?

  82. 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

  83. 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.

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

  85. 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.

  86. 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

  87. 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..

  88. 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.

  89. For Arabic Tutorial Please check this website

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

    Thank you Fouad for the effort

  90. 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

  91. 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.

  92. 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 :).

  93. 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.

  94. 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?

  95. 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 🙂

  96. 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

  97. 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

  98. 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?

  99. 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.

  100. 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

  101. Dear qiiixxsd,

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

  102. 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

  103. 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

  104. 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—–

  105. 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!

  106. 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.

  107. Hi Warith,

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

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. 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

  111. 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

  112. 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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