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Old 09-14-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
alisou
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4bak liveUSB


Hi,
For people interested, 4bak is a slax-based liveUSB with a collection of forensics, backup and recovery applications. Look here:
http://4bak.org

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Old 09-29-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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Thumbs up Just like slax?

I tried 4BAK and used a live CD version. Validated that Truecrypt 6.0a works. You should know that your distribution is the only live CD with the latest Truecrypt. Thanks for making it available to everyone. If I desire to include Bluefish as an added application, do I just obtain a tgz source and convert it to lzm just as the Slax website recommends and include it in the modules?
 
Old 09-30-2008, 05:26 AM   #3
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Hi milovam,
You can to download this bluefish package:
http_rlworkman.net/pkgs/12.1/bluefish-1.0.7-i486-3_rlw.tgz

Under 4bak do it:
tgz2lzm bluefish-1.0.7-i486-3_rlw.tgz bluefish-1.0.7.lzm

Put the lzm file under modules directory
4bak/modules/

Modify editor submenu at the fluxbox menu:
[submenu] (Editor)
...
[exec] (bluefish) {bluefish}
...

put the new fluxbox menu file here:
4bak/rootcopy/root/.fluxbox/menu

Voilà!

a+, alisou
 
Old 10-02-2008, 09:08 AM   #4
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Smile Bluefish works!

Hi alisou,

Conversion of tgz package to lzm works and the menu has been successfully updated. Thanks a lot for the detailed instruction.

milovam
 
Old 02-18-2009, 10:52 AM   #5
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Mass storage & NIC drivers

Hi - I love your distro!
Is there any way to add new device drivers?

Thanks & Cheers
 
Old 02-22-2009, 05:12 AM   #6
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Hi hGi'mD,

For to add a new driver you should to compile it and to create a slax module (lzm file). Here an example for this:Compiling by yourself. It's a french paper for compiling by yourself for Slax6 on EeePC

Here the step for this:
  • install 4bak on hard disk (use 4bak2hd script)
  • prepare the kernel sources
  • compile the drivers
  • make a Slackware package
  • make a LZM module
  • put the LZM module under «USBKey/4bak/modules» directory

Good luck!
Greetings!
alisou
 
Old 03-03-2009, 10:57 AM   #7
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Hi - Thanks for your instructions!
I am familiar with the 4bak2hd script, but it failed to install any files into 'boot'.

1) I boot into 4bak from USB key
2) Run 4bak2hd
3) Follow all prompts

Nothing gets installed into /boot. After a reboot the system fails to boot.
I've tried this several times with internal, external disks and reboots in between partitioning.

Do you have any suggestions?

Cheer
 
Old 03-05-2009, 03:58 AM   #8
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Hi hGi'mD,

You can try to configure GRUB boot loader

1- boot with the 4bak liveUSB
2- open terminal and execute this command:
Code:
# sfdisk -l
3-Show me the output here and tell me witch is the 4bak's partition on your PC

Thanks!
alisou
 
Old 03-12-2009, 05:58 PM   #9
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Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 9726 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *      0+   2333    2334-  18747823+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2       2334    2380      47     377527+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3       2381    9725    7345   58998712+   5  Extended
/dev/sda4          0       -       0          0    0  Empty
/dev/sda5       2381+   4928    2548-  20466778+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6       9420+   9725     306-   2457913+  82  Linux swap
/dev/sda7       4929+   6144    1216-   9767488+  83  Linux
/dev/sda7 should be the boot partition and /dev/sda6 swap.

When I did my testing, I tried to install to a single (not counting swap) partition internal or external hard drive. In either case no grub files were installed. Does this mean the script is faulty or did I do something wrong? It seemed rather straight forward and I am familiar with gparted and sfdisk. I even tried variations of /dev/hdax or /dev/sdax when prompted. I was never successful, which came as a surprise because otherwise your distro was so slick! : )

<sigh>

Tim

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