My second post on Kaisen Linux … first was Kaisen Linux – Interesting looking Beta Rescue Linux Distro (1/24/2020). It may be for “professional IT” users, but the KDE version I tested is still a ‘Password Dependent‘ OS wid apparently no option for Fulltime Root Users, except in the System Rescue version. A ‘Specialized‘ OS headed for my Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes page. I tested the KDE: kaisenlinuxrolling2.0-amd64-KDE desktop option, and the System Rescue: kaisenlinuxrolling2.0-amd64-SR option. There are four DE versions: MATE (default), KDE, XFCE, & LXQT.

Kaisen Linux KDE

I used Ventoy for ‘Live’ USB and installed the KDE iso onto 120 GB test SSD. Didn’t spend much time on the KDE version … just too many annoying “Authenticate” popups to deal wid, like this:

Well made Distro tho … loads ‘n loads of extra Tools, Packages, and Metapackages that looked too advanced for a “normal people” like me. At 4.41 GBs it still had LibreOffice, media players, GIMP, Thunderbird, and a bunch of the normal apps ‘n utilities. Great hardware recognition.

Was easy to move around in also.

First release was 14 December 2019, so it is still a new, but improving Distro:

Kaisen Linux is a distribution for IT professional based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution. It is a complete operating system whose originality is to provide a set of tools dedicated to system administration and covering all the needs for diagnosing and dealing with faults or failures of an installed system and its components. The most important system tools are available. It is thus possible to modify the partitioning of hard disks, to save the data or the system, to repair the file system and to recover lost data, or to reactivate the boot manager, to carry out a deep formatting of a hard drive, diagnostics of networks at several levels and on many protocols, creation and management of PKI, virtualization, automation, containerization, network lab with GNS3 and many others!

Kaisen Linux also integrates a good number of wifi/video/sound and bluetooth drivers in addition to those contained in the kernel to provide improved hardware support and ensuring that you do not have to install anything more after installation. You can start the live distribution, as well as install it on your computer. ISO manages the BIOS / UEFI in 64bits. The live, contains a “toram” mode allowing to load the whole live system in the RAM memory of the machine, allowing you to save a USB port (useful for example for computers having only two USB ports and which you need of these two ports)! You will understand, this distribution is designed to meet the maximum of possible needs!

Kaisen Linux System Rescue (no installer)

I used Kaisen‘s balenaEtcher recommendation for one USB test, and also used Ventoy for a second USB test on the System Rescue version. Probably too advanced for me, but I was unable to save any settings or info on either USB. It has a Persistence ability, but neither of those two utilities worked for me.

Documents said that Rufus had been reported to them as having some problems, but I’ve always had good Persistence results wid Rufus, so I tried it on the System Rescue version, using a 64 GB SanDisk Ultra USB. Created a 2 GB persistence partition:

That worked. I didn’t test all the GNU GRUB bootup options or the Log Out options, but the following is what worked for me…

The USB will boot into a GNU GRUB language options window…I couldn’t find a pic of that, but there are like 5-6 languages to choose from.

Next was a GNU GRUB option window for where you wanted Kaisen Linux Live to boot into:

I ‘borrowed‘ that pic. Select the – Kaisen Linux Live (persistence) – option, and I don’t know what happens if you try the others. 🙂

When you Log Out:

Check the “Save session for future logins” box. If you follow these same steps, then the next time you log out, that box will already be checked.

On the panel’s far right, you can see all the apps I added…they get saved. I switch Primary mouse buttons…that gets saved. Rufus did a great job, and 2 GBs of persistence should be enough.

This ‘Live’ version uses Xfce DE, but it is easy to use, and can stay on the USB, and it has great hardware recognition for portability.

Plenty of apps ‘n programs like LibreOffice, plus all kinds of utilities ‘n special Rescue type of Tools. It is a 2.25 GB ISO, so it is loaded! Everything I tested worked. It’s a Fulltime Linux Root User access wid no annoying “Authenticate” popups or ‘Pesky Passwords‘ slowing your workflow down.

Conclusion

The Kaisen System Rescue version is an incredibly impressive Linux OS! Am probably setting myself up for another major Linux disappointment, but this Kaisen System Rescue version is almost exactly what I want from Linux – ‘Portability‘ & ‘Rescue‘ ability wid no annoying “Authenticate” popups or ‘Pesky Passwords‘.

Will add this post to the Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes page.

Will add this post to the Windows 11 page, wid the focus on just the Kaisen System Rescue version, in case any Windows 11 users might be interested in ‘Secondary‘ OS that offers both ‘Portability‘ & ‘Rescue‘ ability.

Wid the focus on just the Kaisen System Rescue version, it will be also be added to Distros w/ *NO* “Authenticate” popup or other ‘Pesky Passwords’ page.

Wid no annoying “Authenticate” popups or ‘Pesky Passwords‘, great looking ‘Portability‘, and *TONS* of ‘Rescue‘ ability the Kaisen System Rescue version is moving into the Tier One #3 spot on Karmi’s Top 10 5 2 3 Linux Distros page!

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!