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Cinematography 12-18-2009 03:57 PM

Seeking lightweight liveCD with truecrypt and xfce or lxde desktop
 
Hi Folks,

Do you know of any distros that meet these specifications? Your suggestions would be very much appreciated.

- Tony

linus72 12-18-2009 04:07 PM

How about make it?

If you like Ubuntu I have a script that will make any ubuntu you want with whatever desktop(s) you want

I have just made 2 with Lubuntu desktop (LXDE) and e17
e17 rocks

you want script?

Cinematography 12-18-2009 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linus72 (Post 3797147)
How about make it?

If you like Ubuntu I have a script that will make any ubuntu you want with whatever desktop(s) you want

I have just made 2 with Lubuntu desktop (LXDE) and e17
e17 rocks

you want script?

It sounds complicated... lol

I'm currently running Windows XP. Would you be able to run the script from the Live CD?

damgar 12-18-2009 08:49 PM

I think slax will do it. Of all the live distros slax was by far the fastest I tried. It can be run from usb or cd.

linus72 12-18-2009 08:53 PM

Oh
yes you must run the script from ubuntu/xubutnu,etc system or livecd

the script is almost automatic
you only have to choose what apps,etc

it takes a few times till you know how to do it without issues but its
pretty easy and you can learn alot

getting ready to test lxde iso I made now
400MB with easycrypt/gdecrypt
how do I install truecrypt?

its not in repos?

Cinematography 12-18-2009 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by damgar (Post 3797396)
I think slax will do it. Of all the live distros slax was by far the fastest I tried. It can be run from usb or cd.

Does Slax have a nice little icon in the menu that says "create CD image" or something similar?

Quote:

Originally Posted by linus72 (Post 3797397)
Oh
yes you must run the script from ubuntu/xubutnu,etc system or livecd

the script is almost automatic
you only have to choose what apps,etc

it takes a few times till you know how to do it without issues but its
pretty easy and you can learn alot

getting ready to test lxde iso I made now
400MB with easycrypt/gdecrypt
how do I install truecrypt?

its not in repos?

There is a deb file on the truecrypt webpage:
http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads

linus72 12-18-2009 09:29 PM

yeah
I didnt have gdebi installed so when I was in chroot the install script wouldnt work

do you wanna try out script or download my version?

tomorrow i should have both the lxde and e17 downloads ready

Cinematography 12-18-2009 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linus72 (Post 3797424)
yeah
I didnt have gdebi installed so when I was in chroot the install script wouldnt work

do you wanna try out script or download my version?

tomorrow i should have both the lxde and e17 downloads ready

Wow. I suppose I could download your version. Thank you.

linus72 12-18-2009 10:15 PM

OK
it'll be ready in morning

I got truecrypt in it too

damgar 12-18-2009 11:22 PM

Check out their website. http://www.slax.org/ It's a distro that is intended to be run as a live distro, not as a try out. If you run it on usb you can save your data on to the usb thumb drive, so it works like a hard drive based install. In addition it is as quick as some of the standard distros available. I'm not sure what you are wanting the live distro for, but if it's to do more than just taste various distros then I would definitely test drive it. Live cd's are generally going to be slower than the installed version (in my experience) so it's kind of misleading. Slax was just QUICK from the get go. It's based on slackware like ubuntu is based on debian. My experience with slax led to me going full time with slackware which I absolutely do not regret. The instructions for getting up and going with slax are on the website.

repo 12-19-2009 05:35 AM

Debian can be put on usb very easy
download the img file
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/re.../i386/usb-hdd/
then just do
Code:

dd if=image-you-downloaded.img of=/dev/sdx

the trooper 12-19-2009 08:16 AM

You do know the current version of Knoppix uses the Lxde desktop now?

http://www.knoppix.org/

linus72 12-19-2009 09:10 AM

here you go
the LXDE one's got Truecrypt too
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...wnload-776855/

KNOPPIX's LXDE is cool too

Cinematography 12-19-2009 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by damgar (Post 3797463)
Check out their website. http://www.slax.org/ It's a distro that is intended to be run as a live distro, not as a try out. If you run it on usb you can save your data on to the usb thumb drive, so it works like a hard drive based install. In addition it is as quick as some of the standard distros available. I'm not sure what you are wanting the live distro for, but if it's to do more than just taste various distros then I would definitely test drive it. Live cd's are generally going to be slower than the installed version (in my experience) so it's kind of misleading. Slax was just QUICK from the get go. It's based on slackware like ubuntu is based on debian. My experience with slax led to me going full time with slackware which I absolutely do not regret. The instructions for getting up and going with slax are on the website.

Sweet! I'm definitely going to look into this.

Thank you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by the trooper (Post 3797819)
You do know the current version of Knoppix uses the Lxde desktop now?

http://www.knoppix.org/

Yes, I know of Knoppix. It's a very nice distro, and I've been using it for a few years now. But once in awhile I like to explore my options, and discover new distros. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by linus72 (Post 3797863)
here you go
the LXDE one's got Truecrypt too
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...wnload-776855/

KNOPPIX's LXDE is cool too

Amazing! Many thanks. I very much appreciate it.

linus72 12-19-2009 01:56 PM

No doubt

if'n you wanna boot many from one hd partition or usb holler back and I'll put you down
its easy stuff

Remember that Linux is mostly text files running around carrying out commands
nothin complicated
just editable text files and scripts


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