LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-15-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
sihanux
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
best Live CD for laptop


Hi all, looking for Live CD for laptop. Any suggestion?
 
Old 11-15-2006, 08:04 PM   #2
jacook
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Townsville, Australia
Distribution: PCLinuxOS .93 Junior
Posts: 437

Rep: Reputation: 30
Could you give us some system specs please?

something lightweight, is usually the way to go:

BeatrIX
http://www.watsky.net/download.html

feather Linux
http://featherlinux.berlios.de/

Vector Linux 4.3
http://www.vectorlinux.com/

DSL
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

Puppy Linux
http://www.puppylinux.org/user/viewpage.php?page_id=3

Slax
http://www.slax.org/download.php

if you want to look at others try:

Kubuntu
http://www.kubuntu.org/

Mandriva move

http://www.mandriva.com/en/download/otherdownloads/move

PCLinuxOS .92
http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/dist...glish/preview/
ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/metalab/distr...glish/preview/

This is the distro I use and recommend, Why because it works right out of the box. No need to configure Everything, everything just works. It also comes as a 1 CD install that is a live CD that you can install later if you wish.

Mephis
http://www.mepis.org/

Hope this Helps

Jake
 
Old 11-15-2006, 09:14 PM   #3
kstan
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Malaysia, Johor
Distribution: Dual boot MacOS X/Ubuntu 9.10
Posts: 851

Rep: Reputation: 31
I recommend 2,
ubuntu- especially acer laptop. It solve your acpi problem and you can detect you battery correctly
backtrack-best for test network, and it allow you to do system recovery. Plus it allow you to boot everything from ram. So you can get lighting fast performance.
 
Old 11-16-2006, 01:12 AM   #4
doublescoop
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Idaho
Distribution: openSuse
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
My favorite is Knoppix
Can't post a url yet but you can easily google it.
 
Old 11-16-2006, 01:42 AM   #5
craigevil
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: OZ
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 4,734
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457Reputation: 457
It really depends on the laptops specs, if its older then something like Puppy; if it is a newer high end laptop then pretty much any Livecd should work reasonable well. I would suggest PCLinuxOS or Kanotix.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what is best Live CD for laptop? sihanux Linux - Software 4 11-16-2006 04:33 AM
SuSE live cd hangs on my laptop niima Suse/Novell 10 12-09-2004 06:16 PM
live cd on laptop- no cd boot narghile Linux - Laptop and Netbook 8 04-18-2004 04:35 PM
Best Live Eval/Demo for laptop? thom Linux - Distributions 7 01-11-2004 11:37 AM
Screen Briteness, live cd, laptop, howto? saed Slackware 3 10-19-2003 11:51 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration