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linus72 08-30-2009 05:19 AM

ThorsHammer to be released 08/31, let the world tremble!
 
LOL
My finest work to date!

Not only did I combine these distros' like I usually do
but I also Remastered them first!

unsquashfs baby!

OK

ThorsHammer-beta-082909
has all this in a 662mb iso or zip

GRML-Magix (a remaster of grml sid daily build 0827)
added opera, flash10, abiword, audacious, gparted, k3b, isomaster
xarchiver, p7zip-full/rar, fluxconf, gftp ,gnome-device-manager,
plus more too
Also, hooked up the fluxbox menu,etc

DarkMagic (a PartedMagic-4.5 remaster)
added flash10, and custmized the desktop

RescuePup-Beta (a remaster of browserlinux0809)
added testdisk, photorec, dd rescue, and more

ZorOS-3.6 (a slackware utility and great toolkit)

added many others including grub4dos, grub, supergrubdisk
plop bootmanager,
like NetbootCD, mini-PartedMagic and more
http://netbootcd.tuxfamily.org/

Uploading of final will be going on today
and released tomorrow at multidistro.com!

screenshots here:
http://multidistro.com/hammer/fluxboxp.html

http://multidistro.com/fluxboxp/fluxboxp.html

please please post if there are any issues!
I will also be uploading a help page too

NOTE:
ThorsHammer lives on cd/usb or hd too
full instructions for non-destructive install to usb or hd:)
that is fat32 syslinux usb
or grub ext2/3 usb

also includes script to create iso image so you can remaster it yourself!

This was over a month's of work, so please any questions or comments gang?
thanks

GlennsPref 08-30-2009 05:44 AM

I'll be back to get a copy soon.

Thank you for your efforts.

Cheers, Glenn

linus72 08-30-2009 07:59 PM

Damn it Jim!

I may have to delay the release a day...

I gotta write some readme stuff and fix some config files

anyway, I think I'm gonna add alien bob's slack-13 mini.iso to the kit too
it's got cfdisk and can rescue a installed slack system right?
that should put it at 700mb

anybody gonna critique it for me?
Where's Trooper
he should be game...

linus72 08-31-2009 05:23 AM

OK
I think I got everything hooked up right:)

It should be ready for download at 6PM eastern tonight!

I added some stuff so this is what all in there

grml-medium-daily-sid remastered

pmagic-4.4 remastered

browserlinux-0908 remastered

zoros-3.6 slack utility

slackware-13 mini via alien bob

plop bootmanager

netbootcd-3.1.2 netinstall any major distro by version

mini-partedmagic yep

lots of rescue tools like supergrubdisk, grub4dos, etc

a full 696MB now

I am releasing an ISO image and a ZIP pkg
both are exactly the same
the ZIP is for users who can't/don't know how to extract iso

just unzip to usb and install grub or syslinux(included)
you can install grub or syslinux in linux/windows
by cd'ing into syslinux or grub4dos folder and install from there

I think you will like:)

EricTRA 08-31-2009 05:26 AM

Hi Linus72,

Looking forward to downloading and trying it. The screenshots look great by the way.

Kind regards,

Eric

linus72 08-31-2009 05:34 AM

theres actually a messed up version here
I just forgot to edit the isolinux.cfg to say DarkMagic or it says 4.5 instaed of 4.4

you can extract it and check it out dude
I burned it to cd-r and it works good
but if you want put it on fat32 usb
Remember theres a script (make_iso.sh) in the /boot folder
to recreate the iso:)

REMOVED LINK (bad pipe)

and it don't have slack in it and zoros is messed up
get it just to see grml-magix/darkmagic
their nice:)

I gotta go do a 10-hr day
will post link for uploaded(now uploading)
fixed ThorsHammer-090109.iso/zip

brianL 08-31-2009 11:15 AM

I'm t t tr tre trem embling.

linus72 08-31-2009 02:54 PM

Alright
it's all done and uploaded

here's the iso 696mb with md5sum
http://multidistro.com/downloads/ham...mer-090109.iso

md5sum
13a06dd53cff5f593a601ba830009bc0

here's the zip, remember, it's the same as the iso
just in zip form
for those who don't have access to a cd burner
or just wanna install to usb/hd
http://multidistro.com/downloads/ham...mer-090109.zip

zip md5sum
c19cc79151a09a4976c1055c4551492c

Notes:
You goota have a recent version of syslinux to get the graphical boot
menu
If you use Unetbootin to instal to usb
it wont run right.

Instructions to install to fat32 usb:
Simply download and unzip directly into your usb or into a folder, then to usb
Or
From the running cd, if you burnt to cd
use Pmagic-4.4(darkmagic) to copy everything to usb and then use pmagic to install
syslinux

Installing to ext2/3 usb
grub is already setup
just copy to usb , install grub, and boot

Making a custom iso
you can download the zip pkg and transform it into
an iso using the script in /boot folder
make_iso.sh

in terminal
./make_iso.sh
and then give it a name ending in .iso, like mycd.iso

if any problems or issues please post here!
I am writing all the docs still:)

OH, to run grml-magix persistent from hd/usb or cd
make a "live-rw" partition or a "live-rw" file
http://live.debian.net/manual/html/persistence.html

Pmagic has it's opwn save function
as does puppy.

Also, grml/pmagic and puppy have flash10 pre-installed into
the squashfs's:)

any thoughts, questions or ridicule
LOL
have fun!

EricTRA 08-31-2009 02:56 PM

Spain is already shaking all over; I'm downloading tomorrow from work.

Thanks a lot Linux72.

Kind regards,

Eric

linus72 08-31-2009 04:57 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Whats really cool is how I made it so
it will bot from cd, from fat32 or ext2/3 usb and from hd too!

You can install it(the extracted iso/zip)
into a Ubuntu or slack partition too!

Just copy the folders GRML, live, and pmagic to your hd, either in its own partition or
inside a ubuntu/slack,etc partition
heres mine
grml-magix and pmagic in my Ultimate-Edition partition
see screenshot

then just also copy the folder /boot/grmlsid into your /boot folder
and setup your grub menu.lst
to boot grml/pmagic
use the mneu.lst in cd /boot/grub/pmagic-menu.lst
and /boot/grub/grml-menu.lst

just add these entries to your existing menu.lst

Code:

title GRML-Magix Menu
root (hdx,x)
configfile /boot/grub/grml-menu.lst

title DarkMagic-4.4
root (hdx,x)
configfile /boot/grub/pmagic-menu.lst

to make grml-magix persistent you must have a second ext2/3 partition
this can also be a partition with an installed system inside
simply make a "live-rw" file of whatever size
Code:

$ dd if=/dev/null of=live-rw bs=1G seek=1        # for a 1GB sized image file
$ /sbin/mkfs.ext2 -F live-rw

I made a 2gb one and put it in my slack partition

then use the "persistent" cheatcode

PMagic can save settings to a hd too or usb


anybody check it out yet?

I need feedback cause it's like proofreading your own book
other's opinions are better:)

AND
all the members here who answer my constant questions
you helped make this as much as I did
so, it really is yours too
Dig?

linus72 08-31-2009 06:05 PM

OK
I just downloaded and then installed to my usb
then used grml-magix's k3b to burn the iso to cd-r
I even used an old usb dvd-rw lite-on
and it did it flawlessly too

I think I did a good job on this one:)

anybody wanna remaster their own?
I'm writing the how-to's now

OH
remember
here's whats in it

grml-medium-daily-sid 0827
http://daily.grml.org/

Parted Magic 4.4
http://partedmagic.com/

RescuePuppy-beta, which is browserlinux-0809+ dd rescue/testdisk/photorec and more
http://www.browserlinux.com/

ZorOS-3.6
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...OS-46457.shtml

alien bobs mini iso slack 13
http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/slackboot/mini/

Netbootcd-3.1.2
http://netbootcd.tuxfamily.org/

and mini partedmagic
http://beefdrapes.partedmagic.com/

and plop bootmanager
http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html

It can boot a usb on a non-boot-from-usb computer too
I use it everyday to boot my pc that won't boot from usb

burn thorshammer to cd-r and use plop to boot your usb's:)
also includes supergrubdisk and others too

GlennsPref 09-01-2009 07:57 AM

Wow! this is really something!

Thanks heaps for your efforts, I am dl'ing asap, maybe 2 sept (tomorrow, my time).

Regards Glenn

linus72 09-01-2009 03:19 PM

Thanks Glenn

a note too for new grml users
the only desktop in grml-magix is fluxbox
and you start it when grml loads it wwill load to a console gui thing and will ask what
you wanna do, grml-x or grml-network, etc

so, to start fluxbox
enter x
and then enter
f

Ther is a BUG in grml-network too
dhcp will be brought up at boot
but, if you chooes grml-network from menu
and your running "persistent"
it will delete your dhcp stuff at reboot ad you will have to manually do grml-network at each boot:(

But, I fixed as best I could by bringing up eth0/eth1, etc at boot
as long as you NEVER do grml-network
it s all good

also, I just found out a way to autostartx fluxbox in grml-magix
thanks to azhag
check out his distro here
http://hag-linux.eu.org/

hes got the coolest fluxbox I've ever seen
and I'm gonna try to add his "devices" menu
and the toolbar volume app to my grml-magix + nodm
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nybody-746023/

so, tell me if anybodys actually tried it yet too
thanks

GlennsPref 09-01-2009 09:36 PM

Quote:

here's the iso 696mb with md5sum
http://multidistro.com/downloads/ham...mer-090109.iso

md5sum
13a06dd53cff5f593a601ba830009bc0
Code:

glenn@GamesBox:~$ md5 /home/glenn/Download/ThorsHammer-090109.iso    (02-09 12:32)
13a06dd53cff5f593a601ba830009bc0        /home/glenn/Download/ThorsHammer-090109.iso

First step complete, YES!

EricTRA 09-02-2009 12:08 AM

Hi Linus72,

I downloaded the zip yesterday, formatted my 32Gb USB (fat32) and extracted the zip onto it.

Quote:

just unzip to usb and install grub or syslinux(included)
you can install grub or syslinux in linux/windows
by cd'ing into syslinux or grub4dos folder and install from there
I tried to install grub from windows but it gave me an error and didn't execute. The readme in the grub4dos directory states that it will not run from a DOS box in Windows, that it has to be run from DOS. Can you clarify on that please. Sorry if I seem like a noob, but in regards to this stuff (installing on USB, grub, bootloaders and stuff), guess what, I AM a noob ;)

Is it easier to install under Linux? I got two Linux machines at home also, so if that's easier...

Kind regards,

Eric


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