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MorpheusArch Linux

Last Update: 2018-10-27 11:42 UTC


MorpheusArch Linux is a distribution based on Arch Linux. The MorpheusArch disc provides users with a live recovery disc which comes with Photorec, ddrescue and other recovery tools pre-installed. This offers users with a very lightweight environment from which to rescue data or an operating system. MorpheusArch requires less than 50MB of RAM to boot and provides up to date hardware support.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 165 (50), 6 months: 132 (66), 3 months: 108 (104), 4 weeks: 188 (37), 1 week: 200 (33)

Average visitor rating: 6.6/10 from 5 review(s).


MorpheusArch Summary
Distribution MorpheusArch Linux
Home Page http://morpheusarchlinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation --
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/morpheusarch-lxqt/files/ISO/
Bug Tracker --
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Feature 2018.4 2017.01.20
Release Date 2018-10-27 2017-01-20
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 900-1000 900-1000
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation -- --
Default Desktop LXQt --
Package Management Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4
Multilingual -- --
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List 2018.4 2017.01.20
Package 2018.4 2017.01.20
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.7 --
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.4) -- --
chromium (71.0.3578.80) -- --
cups (2.2.10) -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.43.3
firefox (64.0) 63.0 --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 --
gcc (8.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.8) -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.24
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.24.1 --
httpd (2.4.37) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- --
k3b (18.08.3) -- --
kmod (25) 25 23
krita (4.1.6) -- --
libreoffice (6.1.3) -- --
linux (4.19.8) 4.18.16 4.8.13
Package 2018.4 2017.01.20
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.11) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.3.1) 18.2.3 --
mysql (8.0.13) -- --
nautilus (3.30.4) -- --
NVIDIA (415.18) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.4p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1 1.0.2j
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.0 5.24.0
php (7.3.0) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- --
Python (3.7.1) 3.7.1 2.7.13
qt (5.12.0) 5.11.2 --
samba (4.9.3) 4.8.5 --
systemd (239) 239 232
thunderbird (60.3.3) -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0
vlc (3.0.4) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.3 --

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
6.6
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Version: 2018.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-10-27
Votes: 2


New version : 2015.4.
Again : very nice!

No official changelog but first findings are : booting is easier; no longer "systemctl" required. Wired Network now works out of the box. And all packages are upgraded.

The author comfirms that there will never be a way to install MorpheusArch on hard disk. Feel it's a pity and hope one day he'll change his mind ....

Again : I like this combination of Arch and LXQT.


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Version: 2018.3
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-10-25
Votes: 4


Very nice distro.

Got same problems to log in but "MorpheusArchDocumentation-converted.pdf" answered all my questions.

Data recovery is maybe not my first aim, but sometimes is very helpful. It's a pity the author writes one should not use it as a "normal" distro one can use on a daily basis. And so doesn't provide an easy means (Calamares?) to install it on hard disk.

I find it is a really simple distribution to work with and not at all that heavy!

A forum where to ask questions is missing ...

I like the combination of Arch and LXQT. Guess (am nor sure) this MorpheusArchLXQT is the first to appear.


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Version: 2018.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-23
Votes: 2


This distro works great used it to repair some broken partitions on an old hdd and managed to recover about 15GB of photos i thought would be gone forever. Its good that all the software you'd need is pre-installed so you can recover data even if you dont have a working internet connection the lindiag utility seems useful for a lot of things but the data recovery part of it seems to just use ddrescue i mean it worked but i expected more if this distros focused on data rescue sadly not all the data was recovered but I dont know if the blame lies with morpheusarch or the failing hdd, a great distro to keep on a spare usb key somewhere


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