Good afternoon everyone-I would like to present my first MultiDistro-Rescue/Recovery-Linux for CD/USB.
I simply combined three outstanding Linux CD's into one CD/USB distro that fits on a 512MB USB/or CD-R.
The download is 498MB Compressed/503MB once you uncompress it.
Here is the download link-
Note this is an old link-please see "reply 77"
After 60 seconds hit the LinuxToolKi-v4.20.zip link and download.
( 5661134 ) ID number
REMEMBER YOU MUST WAIT 60 SECONDS TO DOWNLOAD IT.
The .zip download contains a folder called-"LinuxToolKit-v4.20" This folder is for both the USB and ISO image.
Copy/Cut/Paste or Drag-N-Drop the ENTIRE CONTENTS of the folder "LinuxToolKit-v4.20" to your USB drive and reboot-
into Linux Live, that's it!
You can make the .iso image to burn to CD-R by using either "make_iso.bat" for Windows or "make_iso.sh" for
Linux. Both scripts are located in the faux "boot" folder. It seems "make_iso.sh/.bat" needs a folder named "boot" and a folder named "isolinux" to work properly.
The boot and isolinux folder inside are fake and serve no purpose except to construct the .iso image.
After making the .iso image-simply burn it to CD-R using k3b or Nero at lowest speed (8x).
The included software with LinuxToolKit-v4.20-
Billix-.0.24 ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/billix/
SystemRescueCD-1.1.6 ( http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix-8.04 ( http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/
Note that some netinstalls, etc were removed from the Billix distro for space saving.
This version of Billix contains-
Ubuntu-8.04 Desktop/Server Net-install
Debian Lenny Net-install
I made this for these reasons-
Only have to burn 1 CD instead of 3
To combine the abilities of all three distro's
It can be installed to USB and run Live just by simply moving the files to USB as "syslinux" is already "onboard"
and doesn't require installing via the terminal.
Damn Small Linux can be run via Qemu without having to reboot-simply insert the CD/USB and run "dsl-linux.sh" in Linux
or "dsl-windows.bat" in Windows.
Also, you will find a folder named "tools", this is a collection of useful scripts including
multicd-(4.3/4.4).sh ( http://multicd.tuxfamily.org/
With this script you can build your own MultiDistro CD/DVD/USB.
Read all the ReadMe's in the folders and peruse the Distro websites for more info.
Please read the "README1st" file in the folder for details about making the .iso, etc.
Welcome to LinuxToolKit-v4.20 03/28/09!
Note that this folder contains both the ISO and USB images!
For USB simply transfer the whole contents of this folder to your USB
Drive-either by Drag-N-Drop or Copy/Paste.
Syslinux is included-("ldlinux.sys") It is in this folder.
You do not need to install Syslinux or anything else to your USB
Just remember to set your "bootable" flag on for the USB.
To create an ISO image that you can burn to CD-R Go into the "boot"
folder-There are 2 scripts there-"make_iso.sh" and "make_iso.bat"
To use "make_iso.sh" in Linux, make the script executable by right-clicking it,
select "properties/permissions"-click the box that says "Allow executing file as program".
Now, double-left-click the "make_iso.sh" script-a GUI should pop-up saying
"Do you want to run "make_iso.sh" or Display it's contents" with 4 buttons-
"Run in terminal"/"Display"/"Cancel"/"Run".
Choose "Run in terminal" The terminal will open with something like
"Target ISO file name [ Hit enter for /home/bz/Desktop/boot.iso ]:
At the Blinking cursor type the name you want-say "MyRescueCD.iso"
REMEMBER TO ADD THE ".iso" EXTENSION TO THE NAME!
A 500+MB ISO will be made-Burn it with k3b at 8x(no faster!)
Use "DAO". Remember to choose "Burn CD Image".
To use "make_iso.bat" in Windows do the same as above-though you may have to choose just "Run".
Again remember to add the ".iso" extension to whatever you name it.
In some Linux distro's or even Windows you may have to activate and run "make_iso.sh/.bat"
in the terminal.
Open a terminal and "cd" into the LinuxToolKit-v4.20 folder # "cd /LinuxToolKit-v4.20"
Don't add the "#" sign-that just means where the blinking cursor is...
Now make "make_iso.sh" executable with # "sudo chmod +x make_iso.sh"
To run "make_iso.sh" use # "./make_iso.sh"
This folder includes the Combined might of 3 Distinct Distro's-
Billix-0.24 ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/billix )
SystemRescueCD-1.1.6 ( http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page )
Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix-8.04 ( http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/ )
Ubuntu "Hardy Heron" 8.04 Desktop/Server Netinstall
Note that to save space Ubuntu Intrepid/Dapper/FeistyServer, Debian Etch, CentOS 4.7/5.2 Netinstalls and Dban were
removed from Billix.
SystemRescueCD has many powerful Recovery/Rescue tools
Please see the Website for info.
Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix-8.04 Also very powerful console-only for Sys-Admins and experienced
If you need a custom Linux CD/DVD/USB spin or have any ideas/problems please contact me (Bryan) at firstname.lastname@example.org and llok for my posts on LinuxQuestions under "Linus72"
Sorry about having to wait 60sec to get the download-if anyone wishes to host it that would be cool-I do not have torrent so if anyone submits to LinuxTracker.org I would appreciate it.
Note the screenshot-the mouse pointer shows the download link-