Netrunner 4.2 Dryland – Second Edition released

Netrunner 4.2 Dryland – Second Edition is here.

It is based on Kubuntu 12.04 LTS and comes with the following features:

  • KDE 4.8.3
  • Firefox 12 (+KDE integration)
  • Gimp 2.8
  • Skype 4.0
  • Kdenlive 0.9
  • Samba Mounter for easy NAS setup
  • Webaccounts for integrating your social accounts
  • Runners-ID for free and libre cloud storage and music streaming
  • Muon Discover
  • and many more


This is a hybrid ISO, so you may use imagewriter or unetbootin for putting it on an USB stick.

Image Writer (for Windows) or install package “usb-imagewriter” (for linux).

(Tip: To restore the usb pen back to full usage, on windows download bootice from here , click on bootice.exe, choose “Parts Manage” and follow these instructions (windows and linux)).


Please be aware that encrypt homefolder will crash during installation process, it’s a known upstream bug.

64bit machines with (U)EFI may experience a crash during installation (when trying to install the bootloader).
It is therefore recommended to use imagewriter, as it does prepare another bootlader on the stick, which should make the ISO install fine.


Make sure you read more about what’s new in Netrunner 4.2 on our Readme page with an introductory, known issues + possible fixes and tips + hints.
If you have any questions or need further help, please use our forums.