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Old 11-04-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
Eudaemon
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What LiveCD has Kcachegrind and the ability to see USB flash drives.


Hello all,
I've sorta dabbled in linux a bit throughout the years and I'm currently working on a project where I am wanting to profile some PHP apps using xDebug. I have the cachegrind files but I am currently stuck on windows for most of development and was wanting to use Kcachegrind. I've tried the KDE for windows stuff and kcachegrind will run but won't open a file dialog.

So I figured the easier thing would be to just get a liveCD and run it in VMware Player. Half the distros I've tried won't work so I fell back to just using a liveCD on a different machine when its free. Since I currently don't have a spare machine to actually install linux, I had hoped that a LiveCD would be available. I've tried the latest Kubuntu and Suse but neither have Kcachegrind which I thought was part of the standard KDE install.

Ideally a small distro with KDE, the usb drivers and kCachegrind (and its dependancies) would be all that I need for now that can run in a VM of some sort. A full LiveCD will work (Kubuntu seems a lot faster than Suse) but I'd rather not have to tie up a machine other than my dev box.

On a side note, how do most people find the list of packages that distros have? Searching google brought up a lot of results that looked like svn directories that had kcachegrind in the livecds I downloaded but the program just isn't there (that I can find). While I love the concept of linux and the user interface is getting a lot better (even my wife liked how Gnome and KDE looked, if only it ran Sims 3) seeking out this one simple program has just seemed very difficult.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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Make your own...

Any linux live-cd will have a limited number of program packages included on the CD. It is however possible to add and subtract packages and to compose your own live-cd/dvd compilation.

This is for openSUSE, but it can be done with about any linux that will boot live. Google will give you many howtos on making your own.

http://susestudio.com/

Kcachegrind is probably in all the repositories for major distributions using KDE, but doubtfully on any live-cd.

However, someone may have put just that collection of packages together in a live-cd that would naturally includes Kcachegrind, but if not, you can be the first.

Since Kubuntu is Ubuntu, it is easy to boot a live-cd, modify it and then save the new version in a bootable USB flash. This is even with Windows.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-kub...stall-windows/

The Pendrivelinux.com site has several guides on putting linux on a stick.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 11-04-2009 at 08:35 PM.
 
Old 11-04-2009, 08:05 PM   #3
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Hmm, I didn't know you could do that sort of thing. I'll give a try and see how it works. Thanks Thorkelljarl.
 
Old 11-05-2009, 05:11 PM   #4
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I used the susestudio and was able to make a VMware appliance with kcachegrind and grabbed VMware Player 3 and yay, its working.
 
Old 11-05-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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Yay...

Congrats.
 
  


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