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Old 10-19-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Recommended Slackware based live distro.


Anyone recommend a live distro based on slackware? I've been looking at salix and slackel but there are a few more, does anyone have any recommendations?
 
Old 10-19-2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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What is your main requirement? Desktop usage? Or maybe rescue CD? If it's the latter I can recommend R.I.P. Linux.
 
Old 10-19-2012, 11:13 AM   #3
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Both really jhw, ideally without KDE or an option for a lighter-weight window manager.
 
Old 10-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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Both Zenwalk and Vector-linux come with live-editions. As I understand it, They are not purely Slackware like Salix, though.
 
Old 10-19-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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Anyone recommend a live distro based on slackware? I've been looking at salix and slackel but there are a few more, does anyone have any recommendations?
Salix is very easy, with improved countenance; most of all the installation of packages is very easy with either Gslapt or Sourcery. If you don't want to take the trouble of building packaging to install into your Slackware choose Salix.

Hope that helps.

Goodluck.

m.m.
 
Old 10-19-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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since some time there is also http://www.slackel.gr/
but it is with, or especially if you want, kde
 
Old 10-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #7
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Slax is currently rising from the dead, it seems.

http://www.tomas-m.com/blog/
 
Old 10-19-2012, 10:14 PM   #8
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Porteus is very nice: http://porteus.org/
 
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:53 AM   #9
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One of the more impressive I've seen is called Austrumi from Latvia.
It uses a highly customized FVWM which is IMO amazing...
http://cyti.latgola.lv/ruuni/
 
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:49 AM   #10
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Thanks for the recommendations so far, I've download porteus and will try the others later, Austrumi looks interesting too. Only 196 meg for the iso and a lightweight window manager.

Now i've tried to burn the Porteus iso onto a disc but i've come into a problem. With 13.37 i've been using cdrecord, but with 14.0 this doesn't work?

cdrecord -scanbus

Does anyone else have this problem?
 
Old 10-20-2012, 12:32 PM   #11
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@STDOUBT, i've download Austrumi but it wont boot, even on VirtualBox. It complains about "This kernel requires the following features not present on your CPU: pae"
Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU

I can't find another kernel to boot from?
 
Old 10-20-2012, 04:08 PM   #12
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@basil,
You must be booting on an "older" processor. Most CPU created after 1995 have pae instruction set.

There's also a chance I don't know what I'm talking about. Maybe try an older spin of Austrumi?
1.9.3 worked for me on an old Pentium, and still looked really beautiful. I hope I get time in this
life to learn to make FVWM do that...
ftp://austrumi.ru.lv/

Here's another tip, for newer than 1.9.3, you may need to pass the boot option "lang=en_us" or so, for English desktop.

Last edited by STDOUBT; 10-20-2012 at 04:09 PM. Reason: correction older:newer
 
Old 10-20-2012, 07:07 PM   #13
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Here's what's just been published:

http://www.tomas-m.com/blog/18897-KD...r-is-Slax.html
 
Old 10-20-2012, 11:02 PM   #14
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an interesting one i found http://slack.exton.net/
 
Old 10-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #15
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Well i've tried a few versions of Austrumi and it doesn't seem to agree with my hardware. None boot on my lappy and only one works with text mode on my desktop. I'm now using Porteus, although it doesn't recognize my wireless card NetworkManager works my Mobile Broadband modem. So for the size of the ISO and the app's on it, it seems good.
 
  


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