The REMnux boots in a VMware environment, you might see the following SMBus warning briefly appear on the screen:
piix4_smbus 000:00:07.3: SMBus Host Controller not enabled!
This notice doesn't affect the functioning of the distro, but it could generate a concern. To eliminate this warning, you can run the following commands in the virtual machine and then reboot it:
sudo echo "blacklist i2c-piix4" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.confsudo update-initramfs -u
As an enhancement, it would be nice to crete a Salt state configuration file that automatically takes these actions when the distro is being installed in a VMware environment. One way to spot VMware would be to run the following command:
dmidecode -s system-product-name | grep VMware
At the moment, the installation of Thug requires compiling stpyv8 during install time, which can take 20 minutes. To speed up the process, it would be good to generate a Debian package for Thug or stpyv8, instead of using the approach in the current stpyv8 state file.
BinNavi, installed by binnavi.sls, requires a PostgreSQL database to operate. The database application itself is already installed on REMnux via postgresql.sls. It would be nice to craft a new Salt State file under remnux/theme to create a database for BinNavi with default credentials
At the moment, the REMnux installer is incompatible with non-transparent proxies. The issue is with how remnux-cli.js connects to Github to retrieve the listing of salt-states releases. The code does this using the GitHubApi module, which is supposed to support connections through a proxy, but seems unable to do so. It would be great to adjust the code so it can retrieve the listing os salt-states releases even if the system is behind a non-transparent proxy.