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Old 05-12-2009, 06:57 AM   #16
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ok, I tried it on my Linux desktop and it seemed to work ok
The only problem was the sound server, but that's no big deal for me.

I'll check later today on a Windows system...
For now I will copy the files to my hard drive, but if it works I'll be looking for a 8GB USB stick in the afternoon
 
Old 05-12-2009, 07:04 AM   #17
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Awesome!
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.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 07:11 AM   #18
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OH-also, VERY imortant;

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...

What's next...Portable-Debian?...Portable-Ubuntu?...Portable-Multidistro?
 
Old 05-12-2009, 07:11 AM   #19
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Good idea.

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.
 
Old 05-12-2009, 07:14 AM   #20
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OH- also, I just found a "qemu-system-x86_64.exe" in the qemu pkg!
Wonder if there's one for Linux somewhere??

Portable-Slamd64?
 
Old 05-12-2009, 07:42 AM   #21
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OH- also, I just found a "qemu-system-x86_64.exe" in the qemu pkg!
Wonder if there's one for Linux somewhere??

Portable-Slamd64?
Yes, there is. KVM-78, which includes that 64 bit version of qemu, is available in /extra on Slamd64's DVD. I've got it, but not got round to trying it yet.
For KVM (kernel virtual machine), see:
http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Main_Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel-...irtual_Machine

To see if you can use KVM, look for svm (for AMD) or vmx (for Intel), in your processor flags.

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Old 05-12-2009, 08:05 AM   #22
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Can't plain, ordinary, everyday qemu emulate 64 bit?
Yes.

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Old 05-12-2009, 08:10 AM   #23
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And KVM-85 is available from SlackBuilds:
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/12.2/misc/kvm/
 
Old 05-12-2009, 09:09 AM   #24
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OK all seems good!

I recompressed the Portable-Slackware-12.2 from 4GB to 790MB(it's a little bigger now that I've installed some stuff; as it compressed to 775MB before I added sbopkg, etc)

And then I put it on my 4GB USB and transferred from my test-bed computer to Ubuntu SE on my main 'puter.
Then, I decompressed it and invoked "portaslk.sh" and bam! it pops up and plays!

Cool screenshot too!

Now, gotta make version 2 with xfce and a smaller vhd....

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Old 05-12-2009, 09:10 AM   #25
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OH- also, I just found a "qemu-system-x86_64.exe" in the qemu pkg!
Wonder if there's one for Linux somewhere??

Portable-Slamd64?
Yes, there is a /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 if you installed the package from www.slacky.eu
 
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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?
 
Old 05-12-2009, 01:41 PM   #27
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Alright; I have now installed slack to a different vhd, this time with XFCE4 and it works great!
No errors or anything, and I made the vhd 3.2GB so it'll fit on a 4GB USB.

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Old 05-16-2009, 08:07 PM   #28
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I downloaded and unzip it under my work's XP box.
It run very well but have not internet access, do you know how can I configure qemu to made a bridge or take an IP from the company's DHCP server?
 
Old 05-16-2009, 08:29 PM   #29
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Ummm.
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.
Download Slackware-12.2-DVD.iso
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)
 
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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.

( http://multidistro.com/downloads/dslqemu/dslqemu.html )
 
  


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