Download, start and test LibraZiK-3 in live
(Version française / French version)
You can try LibraZiK-3 without installing anything on your computer. All you need is a USB stick of at least 4 GB or a DVD.
The following procedure will explain how to make a live of the “LibraZiK-3 Audio Studio”. This is done in a few steps:
The ISO images contain a functional LibraZiK-3 system as well as a wide selection of free and open source software dedicated to music production.
Go to : https://download.tuxfamily.org/librazik/iso/ and download the
librazik3-20201104-en-amd64.iso file for a 64bits version in English. Once downloaded, you will be able to check the ISO integrity thanks to its MD5sum Checksum which must be
Once the ISO image has been downloaded, open a terminal and go to the directory where the downloaded ISO image is located:
Now use the command (replacing
file.iso by the full name of the ISO file downloaded in the previous paragraph):
md5sum file.iso, which should return a checksum. You just have to compare it with the checksum given above.
It is possible, if your machine supports it :
Booting and using from a USB stick is, most of the time, faster than from a DVD and therefore, if your machine offers you these 2 possibilities, it is advisable here to go for the USB stick. If you use a USB key here, it is advisable to delete the files on it, then format it in “FAT32” before putting the ISO image on it.
Please keep in mind that in both cases, this possibility of booting (by USB key or DVD) without installation allows you to get an idea of the system, but a system installed on a hard disk will be even faster and more functional.
If you got for a USB key, choose one of the following methods.
watch "dmesg |tail".
su -c "cp /path/to/your/file.iso /dev/sdX"with replacing the “X” in /dev/sdX by the letter corresponding to the location of your USB key (in the example above: /dev/sdb)
synccommand to make sure that everything is properly written on the key and that there is nothing more being written to the key caches.
Same method as above, simply replace the command:
su -c "cp /path/to/file.iso /dev/sdX"
sudo bash -c "cp /path/to/file.iso /dev/sdX"
or, if this one doesn't work:
sudo dd if=/path/to/file.iso of=/dev/sdX
It has been reported by a user (Didier - thank you!) that with the “Ubuntu 16.04 Mate Alpha” version, the use of the “Ubuntu usb key creator” 2) made it possible to create a key.
It has been reported by a user (Didier - thank you!) that: “after downloading, I created a Live Usb key with Unetbootin and then launched it on a computer type i7-2600”. So it seems to work as well. That said, there may be some problems: bug 775689 at Debian. See also this tutorial.
There are several possibilities. Five of them are proposed below.
Possibilities tested and approved with LibraZiK-3:
Possibilities tested and approved (with the old LibraZiK-2 version):
Possibilities not yet tested/approved :
If you go for a DVD, use your usual software.
From there, you will be able to try LibraZiK-3 without installing anything on your hard disk for the moment. To do this, simply plug the USB key into one of the computer USB ports 4) and then start the machine. Of course, your computer must be hardware capable of booting on a USB 5) 6).
Here you will choose “Live (amd64)” by selecting it with the keyboard arrows and then pressing ↵ Enter.
You will then wait a little while and you will arrive on the LibraZiK-3 live desktop. A large selection of LibraZiK-3 supported software is pre-installed.
To access it, go to the top menu → Applications → Sound and video → ….
You can install software from the repositories. However, if you launch an installation from the same live session, the software that you manually installed in the live session will not be hard installed. You will have to install them again, once you have restarted on your hard disk installation.
In case you need it, the login/password of the “live” is:
Also note that in “live” mode,
sudo is used to access super user functions.