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Old 03-26-2009, 07:40 AM   #1
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Cut your own MultiDistro-DVD and save some CD's! USB too


OK-for the last day I have been trying to torrent my MultiDistro-4.20 DVD-it's not working-So I am instead going to give newbies a way to make their own wishlist Ultimate Linux DVD with almost any distro's they want on it-Just put together a wish list of distro's you want that add up to about 4.5-4.6 GB and post it here-I will get to work on it.
NOTE-some Ubuntu strains won't jive with each other.
NOTE-you will have to download the distro's you want-Then I will send you the Complete instructions on how to put it all together so it will boot a DVD or USB(4GB)-usb limited to 4GB unless you have larger.
So far I have these distro's that I want to add-
1-Fedora 10 "Sugar-Spin"
2-BackTrack3-Final
3-Phantomix 4.0.2
4-ozOS 0.9 with E17
5-grml-full-2008-11
6-BackPackProgrammers LiveCD-0.4Beta
7-NetbootCD-2.2 + Slax-6.0.9 spin.
NetbootCD includes-Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora/OpenSuse/Mandriva/CentOS and Slackware 12.2 Netinstalls!
8-Zenwalk-6.0
Now-that's about 4.5+GB.
I am not making this for download but will instead it will be an "instructable" on how to put it together yourself and cut a DVD.
This issues are folder placement of kernels and file systems and the isolinux.cfg file. I am going to also make it so that it can be easily transferred to a USB with syslinux already onboard-only thing you have to do is set the boot flag on the USB.
Please give me your ideas of a Ultimate Linux DVD for you and I will put it together-4.5-4.6GB is best-So pick any distro's you really like and post them here and I can put it together for you-then you will have to download the distro's you want and I will send you or post a "map" of the folder layout and the .cfg files-and how to cheat in certain ways!
So-Newbie's like me-Post your wishlist here with your distro's and get ready to burn it!
If you wanna quickly put Knoppix 5.1/6.0 on USB and don't know the terminal and don't wanna accidently install syslinux to your HD-see this post-It all equals zero terminal work.
( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...kernel-713843/ )
Me-I gotta a job interview and a car to fix and it's almost 4 20!

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Old 03-26-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
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Well-I guess it was a bad idea-have fun burning Cd's.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 03:43 PM   #3
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Well-I guess it was a bad idea-have fun burning Cd's.
??? Just because no-one commented and said "Wow, cool idea!" you're not going to do it?
I'd suggest to go ahead. Surely there will be folks shouting "Wow, that's really cool!" once they've tried it following your instructions.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 04:19 PM   #4
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I'm making it now-I guess I'm gonna have to upload the "how-to" to a filesharing site-maybe filesaver.
Thing is I need to make a folder "tree" map that will display where the folders go-'cause explaining it in text would be lengthy.
Other than using a text editor and using | / ** symbols to "draw" the map-I don't know how to "make" a graphical representation other than a series of screen shots which would require multiple screenshots.
Any ideas on how to do the folder hierarchy tree graphically??
Code:
******************************************
CD-----BOOT--------------------------------------------SLAX--------
         |                                               |
ISOLINUX*SYSLINUX*PXELINUX.CFG              BASE**MODULES**OPTIONAL
You get the idea-a text map ain't gonna work and screenshots would require alot of pics.
Also I don't have a scanner/printer either.
I should get it working tonight and submit it to filesaver, etc in the morning and will post it here.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 04:33 PM   #5
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Perhaps something like:


|-- CD
|-- BOOT
-------|-- ISOLINUX*SYSLINUX*PXELINUX.CFG
|-- SLAX
-------|-- BASE**MODULES**OPTIONAL

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Old 03-26-2009, 04:39 PM   #6
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That's good but there are alot of folders and files-how do I differentiate the folders from files and files from whatever?
Maybe FOLDERS in bold and files in lowercase?
 
Old 03-26-2009, 04:42 PM   #7
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Why don't you take a domain name, and setup a webpage at a hosting?
for 30 $/year ou can have them both.
or even at the free webspace you have from your provider?
 
Old 03-26-2009, 04:53 PM   #8
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I'm lookin in to that-just don't wanna get ripped-there are alot of those filehosting sites, etc
What's a good one?
 
Old 03-26-2009, 05:03 PM   #9
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I seem to stumble upon your posts... Actually I'm RMA my USB stick and have always partitioned the USB device for at least 5 distros. If you could show me how to add a windows diag tools into my linux tools that'll be a plus and use isolinux. I always loaded grub to the USB boot sector and boot off of it. Problem with this is that not all machines have the same disk geometry and you need edit grub to get the partition to boot of the USB

If you choose a decent ISP, they sometimes include online storage and website hosting included with the service.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 05:40 PM   #10
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What's RMA?
No, I hate partitioning the USB'cause 4 or 5 windows pop up when you insert it.
Anyway-I just leave my files/whatever on the USB and just copy and paste the distro's and syslinux into the USB-that way I don't have to use the terminal at all and don't worry about installing syslinux accidently to my HD. And it's easier than typing a 1000 words to do it.
What do you mean adding the windows tools to the linux tools?
You gotta use SYSLINUX for the USB-ISOLINUX for CD/DVD.
SYSLINUX-( http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/SYSLINUX )
ISOLINUX-( http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/ISOLINUX )
I don't know how to use Grub for the USB.
Note-to install syslinux through the terminal use "syslinux -s -f /dev/sdxx" Where "xx" is your USB-such as sdf1/sde1/sdb1,etc JUST DONT TYPE IN YOUR HD!
What's the windows tools and linux tools?
 
Old 03-26-2009, 05:56 PM   #11
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My USB needs an RMA.. brand new and it doesn't power on... I was using it with grub... I had 3 partitions and 5 distros for maintainance. I run WIN 7 on another drive, and wanted to add WinPE along with my linux tools

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Old 03-26-2009, 06:07 PM   #12
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OK-what's an RMA?
I'm lost...
 
Old 03-26-2009, 06:09 PM   #13
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Return Material Authorization ... its a term meaning using the original manufacturer warranty
 
Old 03-26-2009, 06:16 PM   #14
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OK-but what are you saying?
Your USB won't boot?
 
Old 03-26-2009, 06:35 PM   #15
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Yep... it doesnt power on... faulty I guess.. 1 day it worked, the next it didnt

I need to send it in... Its a PATRIOT 8gb. super-fast... for a USB. I've used countless times to install Linux, WIN 7, and mostly use it for Clonezilla & Sabayon LiveDVD. I can plug this into any computer that has USB support on boot and use it.

Cybercafe's, libraries, friends, work... anywhere. And with Xistence mode on Sabayon I can hide partitions on certain computers that allow me to save my desktop settings to any hdd or on the USB itself. Tricky... lets say you have a work comp, and you can boot from USB. And you wanna bypass webfilters or proxies, and or search anonymously. Because some ports are blocked or normal websites are blocked. I load up the usb create a persistence partiton 100mb for settings, then I can bypass the workstation proxies that are locked and connect to another server.
 
  


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