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Yeah, I downloaded one for myself, set it up with sbopkg and a wallpaper; now gonna compress it back down to 780MB with bz2, put it on my 4GB Kingston, then plug it into my other 'puter, transfer it to that HD(desktop), decompress it and install some more stuff.
Today I'm gonna make a better version with xfce4 and a 3.6-7GB vhd so it'll fit on a 4GB usb, probably the most popular.
Soon as you experienced Slacker's tell me it really works; saves back to it's vhd like an installed to hd system; operates just like an installed system.- I will release the complete secrets to it's creation(if you already haven't guessed it).
That way; you can make your own and make larger vhd's...
First because Xfce is my favorite desktop.
Second because Xfce is a bit lighter and since we're not using kqemu it should run smoother.
Third because 4GB USB sticks are indeed more common at the moment.
Yep! Thanks, i can add all that to portable qemu too(including qemu-img)
With all that, you can be completely self-contained on windows or linux;
qemu-img.exe can make the vhd on windows, qemu.exe can play it
qemu-img can make a vhd on linux, qemu can play it
you just "cd" into the qemu folder "qemu-img create ,etc"
So, the Portable-OS is kinda here!
Anybody made one yet?
anybody download and confirm it really saves yet?
Well, are you talking about portable-slackware-right?
If so, I set it up for DHCP when I installed Slack.
You can, thru the KDE menu configure the network.
The network runs fine on my computer via DHCP, I'm not sure why yours doesn't work....
I can suggest that you follow the instructions at the beginning of this post and build it yourself- The download now(KDE) has issues-get the new one 05/17/09 or build-
Download the portable-qemu, extract it.
Use the scripts in portable-qemu to install to vhd as in the instructions.
Note-I just completed doing the XFCE4 and will upload it tonight (3.2GB vhd, xfce4, dillo, firefox, and sbopkg-comes to 2.2GB of 3.2GB avail)
OK-new XFCE4 version is available- it runs great.
It has XFCE4, dillo, firefox, sbopkg and all updates.
It doesn't include SOUND cause that creates a big drag.
Download is a 725MB tar.gz that decompresses to 3.2GB(fits on a 4GB USB) which includes the vhd 3.2GB, a swap drive(hdb)(64MB), and portable-qemu with the run scripts, make vhd scripts, and install scripts and how to to make your own.
Space used is 2.3GB on the 3.2GB VHD.