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Old 07-02-2004, 11:39 PM   #1
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bootable CD file sharing distro?

due to a long story that I dont have time to tell, I'm trying to share files on a computer w/o using windows networking or modifying the hard drive in such a way that would prevent windows from booting (ie, installing linux). which means that I need bootable CD distro.

so what I'm looking for is a bootable CD distro that will boot into a mode that mounts all the drives, gives FTP access to '/mnt', and has read/write capacity on the mounted hard drives. the physical computer is connected to a router with DHCP and has a common linux compatable LAN card, but I will not have the ability to connect a monitor & keyboard to it every time it boots, so its gota be automated. (yes, the computer uses the FAT filesystem)

I dont know if a distro like this exists, I will have the ability to store some kind of configuration file on the HD (but booting from the config has gota be automated), but I cant modify it in such a way that would prevent windows from booting when the CD is not present.

any ideas?
Old 07-03-2004, 01:22 AM   #2
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The bootable business card ( should be capable of doing what you want, but not out of the box. It includes the capability of running your custom scripts to set things up after it boots (


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