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Old 05-15-2010, 09:20 AM   #31
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OH
I forgot all about the portable-qemu for tryin nFlux- (debian/ubuntu/slack)
or almost any linux iso
PQemu enables you to play/install/run a linux cd or qemu-img from hdd and usb(any)
on both windows and linux

basically, its like qemu on usb or plays out of folder on desktop

contains these files/scripts

PQemu/

install.bat ... to run/install a linux iso on windows
run.bat ... to run a iso-installed-to-qemu-img on windows

install.sh ... to run/install a linux iso on linux
run.sh ... to run a iso-installed-to-qemu-img on linux

PQemu/qemu
various qemu stuff and...

make_vhd.bat ... to create a qemu-img of ? size in windows

make_vhd.sh ... to create a qemu-img of ? size in linux

the basics are simple-

1) download PQemu and a linux iso either a livecd or install cd

2) extract PQemu, place linux iso in PQemu folder

3) edit either install.bat/.sh or run.bat/.sh for name of iso, name of qemu-img(if necessary)
its setup now for nFlux-slackware-Current-i686-RC3.iso now using 356MB of RAM
you can change ram setting, default is 128MB

4) edit PQemu/qemu/make_vhd.bat/.sh for name of qemu-img and size

5) invoke make_vhd.bat/.sh by invoking "./make_vhd.sh" or double-clicking
this will create a qemu-img of whatever size,etc

6) now start PQemu by invoking install.bat/.sh (if installing to a qemu-img) or run.bat/.sh (if you have already installed to qemu-img)
you can edit out the qemu/name_of_qemu-img out of the install script so it will jsut boot iso

7) whatever linux cd you use, you must first partition and format the raw qemu-img
so boot up either the slackware kernel/initrd from slack install cd or tinycore, etc
I usually boot up in runlevel3, cfdisk and format the qemu-img, then shutit down
then again start PQemu and install whatever.

Its pretty cool, emulates a real hdd install perfectly, and runs like a real hdd install
settings, apps added, etc are saved between reboot/shutdowns just like a real system

if I left anything out, jsut post please

Download PQemu (Portable-Qemu) 2MB
http://multidistro.com/distros/slack...3/PQemu.tar.gz
 
Old 05-18-2010, 07:15 AM   #32
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and so I will be uploading the new versions, now "stable"
today

heres the changelog for each

ubuntu nflux:
minor changes only, and all updates as of today

debian nflux:
again only minor changes, many upgrades as of today

slackware nflux:
many many changes

removed grub2 for grub legacy
left linux-live-6.3.0 folder in /root for remastering

added all upgrades to 13.1/current
recompiled live kernel 2.6.33.3 source using new headers(2.6.33.4), etc

rebuilt all sbopkgs against all new upgrades

rebuilt abiword and gnumeric from source into pkgs

for all of them I tried to trim anything I could that was unnecassary

they should be ready for download by about 4PM EST today
 
Old 05-18-2010, 03:33 PM   #33
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OK

all 3 new iso's are ready for download

Quote:
heres the changelog for each

ubuntu nflux:
minor changes only, and all updates as of today

debian nflux:
added wireshark
again only minor changes, many upgrades as of today

slackware nflux:
many many changes

removed grub2 for grub legacy
left linux-live-6.3.0 folder in /root for remastering

added all upgrades to 13.1/current
recompiled live kernel 2.6.33.3 source using new headers(2.6.33.4), etc

rebuilt all sbopkgs against all new upgrades

rebuilt abiword and gnumeric from source into pkgs

for all of them I tried to trim anything I could that was unnecassary
nFlux Debian Squeeze (604MB) iso
http://multidistro.com/distros/tmp/n...ueeze-i686.iso

md5sum for debian iso
http://multidistro.com/distros/tmp/n...686.iso.md5sum


nFlux Slackware Current (current as of 05/17/2010 at 10:30PM) (602MB) iso
http://multidistro.com/distros/tmp/n...rrent-i686.iso

md5sum
http://multidistro.com/distros/tmp/n...686.iso.md5sum

nFlux Ubuntu 10.04 (699MB) iso
http://multidistro.com/distros/tmp/n...10.04-i686.iso

md5sum
http://multidistro.com/distros/tmp/n...686.iso.md5sum

Still havent heard whether anyone has tried the nflux-installer for the slack version
if anyone does a hdd install; please tell me how it went,etc

thanks and enjoy!
 
Old 05-26-2010, 10:48 AM   #34
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Hey People;

so, I have a rc0 version of nFlux Arch Linux build
its smaller cause its a "testing" thing, just some apps like abiword, gimp,etc
no hdd installer, but it runs great from usb

Its made same way as the Slack version, using LinuxLiveScripts-6.3.0
along with a custom kernel that has squashfs3.4 vs arch's 4.0
and Fluxbox is the WM

It basically runs just like Slax, same cheatcodes,etc
It has no DisplayManager yet, just startx
Issue the command "xconf" after logging in to configure X, otherwise
just using "startx" will use Vesa driver

users&passwords

user: root
password: toor

PLEASE SEE HERE
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post3995660

And; I expect to have all 4 versions updated with new iso's,etc
by next week hopefully, and hopefully will be using archiso-live instead of LLS.

Last edited by linus72; 06-07-2010 at 02:49 PM.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 07:54 AM   #35
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New iso's are ready for download!

I think the slack version is best
Quote:
as of 05/27/2010

Changelog for Debian nFlux

Added cool stuff to .bashrc
Added all upgrades as of 05/27
More tweaking of the fluxbox menu
Removed usplash as its having issues
Added Pyroom

Changelog for Ubuntu nFlux

Added cool stuff to .bashrc
Added all upgrades as of 05/27
More tweaking of the fluxbox menu
Removed some fonts to make iso smaller

Changelog for Slackware nFlux

Added cool stuff to .bashrc
Added user account "guest", which has many root powers
Added "Fluxbox-Generate_Menu-Configurator"; basically
just opens leafpad on /usr/bin/fluxbox-generate_menu
for editing.
Issue the command "fluxbox-generate_menu" in terminal
after editing /usr/bin/fluxbox-generate_menu.
Added USB PersistenceWizard GUI that will create a slxsave.xfs
persistent file on usb/hdd
Added Pyroom and Bluetooth mgr
Many new upgrades to Fluxbox menu, basically providing
alot more integration with the fbpanel menu
Updated /usr/doc/info and /usr/doc/manual-install "read-me's"
with new info.
Removed conky(its acting weird)
Upgraded sbopkg to latest

Also, heres a "gallery" of screenshots
http://multidistro.com/distros/nflux...scrnshots.html

Downloads:

nFlux Debian Squeeze (653MB) iso
http://multidistro.com/distros/tmp/5...ueeze-i686.iso

md5sum for debian iso
http://multidistro.com/distros/tmp/5...686.iso.md5sum


nFlux Slackware Current (608MB) iso
http://multidistro.com/distros/tmp/5...rrent-i686.iso

md5sum
http://multidistro.com/distros/tmp/5...686.iso.md5sum

nFlux Ubuntu 10.04 (697MB) iso
http://multidistro.com/distros/tmp/5...10.04-i686.iso

md5sum
http://multidistro.com/distros/tmp/5...686.iso.md5sum

any questions,etc please post

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Old 05-28-2010, 12:35 PM   #36
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So this latest slackware one should be equivalent to 13.1, right ?
 
Old 05-28-2010, 01:19 PM   #37
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Yes indeed H_TeXMeX_H
look at the terminal here, thats "cat /etc/slackware-version" in ~/.bashrc
http://multidistro.com/distros/nflux.../nfluxsnew.png

the only thing is the kernel is still at 2.6.33.3
but, I recompiled everything, including kernel, sbopkg's etc
using the new gcc and kernel headers 2.6.33.4

I also grabbed SalixOS' create-slxsave-xfs-gui source for persistence wizard
read the info and manual-install stuff in /usr/doc

It just shows how easy it can be for even a non-programmer like me
to configure slackware with fluxbox
the nFlux line itself is a frakenstein mix of anything I could find that
I thought may be useful, whether it was from vector, sbopkg, zenwalk, slack, slax, salixos, etc, etc

I have almost 0 bash knowledge, most things I just imitate and adapt to how I can
scripts, etc
I test everything on my 2 PC's, like the nflux-installer, sourced from Slack-Mini-Server's sms-text-installer
...I went to install sms(current 13.1) which has a cool kde3.5 desktop mix of current and oldr kde
anyway, the installer didnt recognize my 10th partition
and innstalled to sda1!!, while it correctly formatted sda10
so, I brought this to their attaention, he fixed it and I apapted(am adapting) it for my use
see here
http://sms.it-ccs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=350

I still have to integrate remastersys' grub1/grub2 installer with sms's lilo only installer...
thats why I have the "manual-install" info in /usr/doc
its the best way and easy too, just make sure you edit /etc/fstab, /etc/mtab and /etc/lilo.conf
and I left all info there for anyone interested

did you try it yet?

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Old 05-28-2010, 02:44 PM   #38
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I haven't tried it yet, I haven't had time.
 
Old 05-29-2010, 06:13 AM   #39
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Mornin gang

So, I made and am uploading a KDE 3.5 desktop addon for nFlux slackware edition
and I need someone(anyone) to help me debug it.
I haven't noticed any issues except that one of the games doesn't start...

anyway, its got all the goodies, including qt3, k3b, all that kde jazz, etc
the module is about 108MB in size

If running nFlux from usb/hdd, just either add the module to nFlux_13.1/base, nFlux_13.1/modules, or nFlux_13.1/optional
folder (if you putit in base or modules folder it will autoload)
if you put it in optional, either edit syslinux.cfg or edit boot menu, hit TAB and append the boot line
with

load=kde3.5.lzm

then if runlevel3, after lofgging in root/guest
do

xconf

and then

xwmconfig
pick kde

if runlevel4 (GDM)
just choose kde from session menu

I'll post link soon as its done uploading....
 
Old 05-29-2010, 06:14 PM   #40
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OK
So; I need someone to kinda "debug" the KDE 3.5.10 + QT3 desktop .lzm
addon for me??

I haven't found any bugs as of yet, but I'm not the experienced with KDE
though I prefer 3.5.10 vs any other

so, if running from usb; just put the kde3.5.10-qt3.lzm in
the nFlux_13.1/optional folder
and add this to your syslinux.cfg

Code:
LABEL freshkde
MENU LABEL nFlux ^Graphics-Mode/Always Fresh KDE3.5
KERNEL /boot/vmlinuz
APPEND initrd=/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=7777 root=/dev/ram0 rw noauto max_loop=255 vga=788 autoexec=xconf;telinit~4 load=kde3.5.10-qt3.lzm
TEXT HELP
    Use this option to start fresh
    system, no changes are neither
    read nor written anywhere
    autoconfigure X (xconf)
    boots to runlevel 4 (GDM)
ENDTEXT
or just add
Code:
load=kde3.5.10-qt3.lzm
to the boot command line
just hit the TAB button, then add the above to end of line

Anyway; its KDE blackedout super nFlux addon
with all/most of the KDE apps like k3b, kedit, etc, etc

I thought some KDE3 lovers here could help me out and tell me
perhaps how I could improve it?

anyway; heres the download kde3.5.10-qt3.lzm (102mb)
http://multidistro.com/distros/slack...3.5.10-qt3.lzm

heres md5sum
http://multidistro.com/distros/slack...qt3.lzm.md5sum

I set it up so it KDE is the default in GDM
so, just login as root or user "guest"
no conflicts with fluxbox desktop either so cool

users&passwords

user: root
password: toor

user: guest
password: guest

OH:
1) one issue is after logging into user desktop
thw WICD I-want-root-passwd thing pops up
How do I turn that off??

2) Anyone know where to find a shiny blaack kde3 themes,etc??

attached desktop (user "guest") below
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File Type: jpg Screenshot-1.jpg (92.6 KB, 8 views)

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Old 05-30-2010, 10:16 PM   #41
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Nice, linus72, real nice. I'm using nFlux BE as I type this out, and things seem to work just fine. I'm running live, and so far I've tried Stellarium, Firefox, x3270, Linbread, & Alkitab. I don't use a lot of stuff that's on here, so I may be a while testing everything out on my systems. This desktop machine is pretty responsive with it, so I'll try the live dvd on my netbooks. I just put Puppy & Slackware 12.2 back on the Asus unit, and this is the one I want to test it on first. The Acer netbook can wait until I'm done with that. Thanks for making it available. I'll probably try out the Debian version later.

Grace and peace....

PS: Glad to see you're back on here. Greater exposure.

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Old 05-31-2010, 07:58 AM   #42
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hey ax25nut;

thats good news, but I got bad and good news...

bad news-
the latest slack nflux iso is bad as its missing many xf86-video drivers and
I also had to rebuild some stuff, etc

also, instead of making a seperate Bible edition I instead made a module
that contains qt4, bibletime 2.7 and sword with lots of sword modules, etc

good news-
I am uploading the new iso now and the bibletime module
should be done in 2 hrs

and I made a new boot menu too
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:01 AM   #43
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OK
I have upgraded and uploaded the new nflux slackware current iso

the changelog is:
Quote:

Added (somehow) missing xf86 drivers,etc
Added calcurse and abook(console date/appointment apps)
Added Osmo,
Upgraded all sbopkg's
Upgraded all pkg's as of 05/31/2010
new boot menu
Added KDE 3.5.10+qt3 lzm module
Added Bibletime-2.7+qt4 module


Added cool stuff to .bashrc
Added user account "guest", which has many root powers
Added "Fluxbox-Generate_Menu-Configurator"; basically
just opens leafpad on /usr/bin/fluxbox-generate_menu
for editing.
Issue the command "fluxbox-generate_menu" in terminal
after editing /usr/bin/fluxbox-generate_menu.
Added USB PersistenceWizard GUI that will create a slxsave.xfs
persistent file on usb/hdd
Added Pyroom and Bluetooth mgr
Many new upgrades to Fluxbox menu, basically providing
alot more integration with the fbpanel menu
Updated /usr/doc/info and /usr/doc/manual-install "read-me's"
with new info.
Removed conky(its acting weird)
Upgraded sbopkg to latest
So, the download page at my site has all the newest stuff
http://multidistro.com/downloads/nflux.html
 
Old 05-31-2010, 04:06 PM   #44
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Trying your nflux slackware ... very good first impressions.

Starting in live-mode without persistent store I can't set the keyboard mapping (german). It is always lost immediately.
Is this a bug?
 
Old 05-31-2010, 04:21 PM   #45
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Wow
I never even thought about that...
what about loadkeys
man loadkeys

did you try to use the gui keymap chooser in desktop menu
or at boot command line?

or, you choose it at boottime, but at desktop its gone?
thanks for tryin it

maybe I'll have to make a multilingual keyboard module...
are you booting from usb?

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