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Old 10-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #16
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I recently created a Slackware on a stick that ran off a USB thumb drive. It's the entire OS, which I set fluxbox as the default. It ran quite nice and had the advantage of not having to learn anything new and additional software could simply be installed via the traditional methods (so my package repository already had everything I thought I would need) and it had as much persistance as I chose. I loaned it to a buddy for testing and I have yet to get it back.... lol
 
Old 10-21-2012, 01:13 PM   #17
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@damgar, did you use the Linux Live Kit method? http://www.linux-live.org/ ....I was looking at that and thinking of giving it a go myself.
 
Old 10-21-2012, 11:15 PM   #18
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@damgar, did you use the Linux Live Kit method? http://www.linux-live.org/ ....I was looking at that and thinking of giving it a go myself.
No. I booted from the installer like I was going to put it on my hard drive, but I had a 32GB USB 3.0 thumb drive (I got one cheap, my testing machine wasn't USB 3.0 and it still ran just fine). I just installed to the thumb drive which in my case was /dev/sdb after partitioning and formatting it like any other disk. The tricky part was getting it to boot on any machine, since the /dev/sdX will change depending on the machine you are booting it on. It's just a matter of using the correct mkinitrd command and using UUID's or LABEL's in lilo.conf.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...381/page3.html
 
Old 10-23-2012, 07:13 AM   #19
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Here's what's just been published:

http://www.tomas-m.com/blog/18897-KD...r-is-Slax.html
I used a quite old Slax boot-from-USB installation just last week to clean up my work PC which our IT boys had left in an overfilled state with data from long-departed users which I could not remove as a standard Windows user. I was most impressed with how easy this was with this live Slax distro.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 01:53 PM   #20
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Who is in charge of the Porteus project? Ponce?
 
Old 10-23-2012, 02:06 PM   #21
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lol, no

Fanthom started it as slax-remix, forking the linux-live scripts while Tomas of Slax was afk, then Brokenman joined, and now they're doing x86_64 versions with KDE 4/LXDE (Fanthom) and i486 ones with Trinity/LXDE (Brokenman); I think Ahau is doing an XFCE version too.
I just prepared lxde modules for slax-remix at the beginning, then simply packages, but now they're doing with the build scripts of slackbuilds.org, personalizing a little the environment.
They have done a nice work writing some additional management scripts/dialogs.

I just give them hosting in these days.
 
Old 10-23-2012, 07:08 PM   #22
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I just give them hosting in these days.
Ah, that's the connection. Okay, thanks.
 
Old 11-05-2012, 10:07 PM   #23
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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?
at least from personal experience, you can't go wrong with Salix OS. its definitely the distro for lazy slackers and newbie slackers!
 
  


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