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Old 03-30-2019, 04:06 PM   #1
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MultiDistro Live x86_64 for fun


MultiDistro Live DVD/USB

I love making and remastering Linux OS' and so I made this live dvd/usb for Linux users who want everything on one dvd/usb.
It includes the latest distros and my own remaster of Debian Buster/Sid using Linux-Live-Kit.
The download is a DVD iso named MultiDistro-Live-x86_64.iso, the md5sum is fb3acdaf3335b76f3b30605fd0d7a23a

It includes-

Plop Bootmanager- Can boot cd/dvd/usb's on computers that don't support usb booting in bios.
https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/intro.html

NetBootCD- Net install some of your favorite distros like Ubuntu, Debian, Suse, and more.
https://www.lakora.us/netbootcd/

My remaster of Debian Buster, featuring Xanmod kernel 5.0.4-xanmod3, LXDE desktop, live booting, toram and persistent usb/hdd install. Passwords are root=root, user is named "live", password is live.
Post here is about my Debian Stretch remaster.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...sb-4175650800/

The newest Debian Live 9.8.0 plus extra nonfree firmware and Cinnamon Desktop, installable to hdd using Calamares installer (install Calamares through synaptic then install).
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/u...64/iso-hybrid/

The newest Clonezilla Live for cloning your drives, etc
https://clonezilla.org/

The newest Slax 9.8.0 based off Debian Stable
https://www.slax.org/

The newest Puppy Bionicpup 8.0 based off Ubuntu
http://puppylinux.com/download.html

The download is a 4GB tar.gz file containing the DVD iso and md5sum for the DVD.
You can burn it to DVD or copy iso contents to usb or optionally a hdd partition.

If any questions about remastering, installation etc or how I make the multidistro stuff please ask I'll be around

Download Here
https://www.filehosting.org/file/det...ro-Live.tar.gz

Pics are my Buster distro LXDE, boot screen of DVD, Buster user "live" desktop, and root desktop
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Old 03-30-2019, 08:25 PM   #2
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Download link for Live Debian Buster RC2 as featured in the DVD above with Plop and NetBootCD, parameters, passwords same, LXDE desktop, Xanmod kernel 5.0.4, Debian Sid testing distro, fits on a 700mb CD.

https://www.filehosting.org/file/det...RC2-x86_64.iso

Any questions about hdd installation, frugal hdd install or usb install look here and/or ask a question, thanks.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...0/#post5978143

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Old 03-31-2019, 06:44 AM   #3
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Old 03-31-2019, 07:37 PM   #4
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Ok cool thanks for that onebuck.
Wasnt sure where to place the thread...

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Old 04-04-2019, 06:04 AM   #5
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Uploaded a new version this morning- MultiDistro-Live2-x86_64

If you want help making your own remasterable Debian/Slackware distro just ask I'll help I gotta go to work-but I'll be back at 530!

Features-

Plop bootmanager

NetBootCD net installer

Debian Buster Live with Xanmod 5.0.4-xanmod3 kernel, LXDE desktop

Debian Stretch Live with default Stretch kernel and XFCE4 desktop

Slacker Live 14.2 with Xanmod kernel 4.19.29 LTS and XFCE4 desktop

Clonezilla Live https://clonezilla.org/

and newest System Rescue CD based on Arch Linux (Note you must label your usb BusterRC3 for system rescue to boot- or edit syslinux.cfg and enter label of your usb- here's syslinux.cfg entry

Code:
LABEL sysresccd
TEXT HELP
Boot the SystemRescueCd live medium.
ENDTEXT
MENU LABEL Boot SystemRescueCd using default options
LINUX /sysresccd/boot/x86_64/vmlinuz
INITRD /sysresccd/boot/intel_ucode.img,/sysresccd/boot/amd_ucode.img,/sysresccd/boot/x86_64/sysresccd.img
APPEND archisobasedir=sysresccd archisolabel=BusterRC3
System Rescue CD info-
http://www.system-rescue-cd.org/

Md5sum is included in the download which is a 3.8GB DVD

See these other posts too
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...it-4175651243/

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...sb-4175650800/

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ng-4175650368/

Download the DVD here-

https://www.filehosting.org/file/det...-x86_64.tar.gz
 
Old 04-18-2019, 08:27 PM   #6
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OK I've started a sourceforge project for my respins of Slackware, Debian and multidistro usb's
I'll be adding readme's and instructions during the weekend
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lin...-slack-debian/
 
Old 04-20-2019, 07:50 PM   #7
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Just uploaded the newest DVD featuring Slacker dual kernel, and newest Stretch and Buster live plus NetBootCD and Plop bootmanager
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lin...s/Multidistro/
 
Old 04-20-2019, 10:01 PM   #8
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I think I've heard of this. Nice to know it's still being updated.
 
Old 04-20-2019, 10:16 PM   #9
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hey freemedia2018 I was doing this a few years back but got sidetracked
Now I'm back
 
Old 04-22-2019, 09:04 PM   #10
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Ok this update is for those running Slacker/Stretch/Buster live and want to install/upgrade with a new kernel (aufs patched) in live persistent mode, in this example you install new kernel and make new initramfs/initrfs.img for either of those distros.

In this scenario you have booted from a persistent live session and need or want to upgrade your kernel or install a different one.
For the Live system to work it must be a aufs patched kernel or it will not boot!
You can get aufs patched kernel sources from xanmod.org if using a Slackware based system, choose one of my pre-made kernels or if using the Debian Stretch/Buster versions just search synaptic for "aufs" and install aufs-dkms and aufs-tools and whatever debian kernel you select will have aufs in it. Additionally you can get premade Xanmod kernels thru the Xanmod repositories for Debian.

Ok, so in either /root/Linux-live-2.1/initramfs or /root/Tomas-M-linux-live-d27460d/initramfs you'll find the script initramfs_create and in the tools folder 2 scripts- initramfs_repack and initramfs_unpack.

First you need to install your new kernel and kernel modules.

Then, you need to open your file manager and go into /root/Tomas-M-linux-live-d27460d/ or /root/Linux-live-2.1/ and edit the config for your new kernel as the script initramfs/initramfs_create will go off the config file for looking for new kernel modules, etc.

Example: we're gonna install my 5.0.8-xanmod5 kernel into one of my Slacker Live distros, install the kernel and modules packages.
Now, edit the config so it says this

VMLINUZ=/boot/vmlinuz-5.0.8-xanmod5

KERNEL=5.0.8-xanmod5

Now go into the initramfs folder, open a terminal there or cd there "cd /root//Tomas-M-linux-live-d27460d/initramfs and invoke the initramfs_create
like so
./initramfs_create and it will create a new initrfs.img in /tmp named for example Slacker-initramfs-8257.img, whatever it's name for your distro, copy it to /run/initramfs/memory/data/ and either rename it initrfs.img or initrfs2.img if you want to keep your original initrfs.img.
cp -r /tmp/Slacker-initramfs-8257.img /run/initramfs/memory/data/

Now copy the kernel vmlinuz-5.0.8-xanmod5 from /boot to /run/initramfs/memory/data/
cp -r /boot/vmlinuz-5.0.8-xanmod5 /run/initramfs/memory/data/

Now edit your syslinux.cfg or grub.cfg if booting persistent off hard drive.
Now reboot into your new kernel/initrfs.img
 
Old 05-02-2019, 07:58 PM   #11
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Newest MultiDistro Live IV is a tribute to Debian. This Live DVD/USB is all based on Debian Stretch and Buster Live distros and derivatives.
Included in MultiDistroIV is

Clonezilla Live 2.6.1-25-amd64
https://clonezilla.org/

My Buster remaster with LXDE desktop and kernel 5.0.10-xanmod6
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lin...-slack-debian/

Debian Live Stretch 9.9.0 Cinnamon x86_64 with nonfree firmware
https://cdimage.debian.org/images/un...64/iso-hybrid/

Simplicity Linux Mini
https://sourceforge.net/projects/simplicitylinux/

Slax Linux 9.9.0
https://www.slax.org/

NetBootCD 9.0 net-installer
https://www.lakora.us/netbootcd/

Plop Bootmanager
https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/index.html

It's a 4GB Live DVD/USB
Get it here
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lin...s/Multidistro/

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Old 06-29-2019, 01:02 PM   #12
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Got the latest Multidistro iso up today- Multidistro V The Search for Spock!
3.6GB
Download https://sourceforge.net/projects/lin...s/Multidistro/

colorpurple 21859, I have it setup for EFI booting- can you tell me if it works for you?

Features these distros-

Plop bootmanager
https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/intro.html

Netbootcd (netinstall many different distros)
https://www.lakora.us/netbootcd/

Archbang latest 06/25/19 with Openbox, kernel 5.1.14
http://archbang.org/

RoninOS Debian Buster/10 with LXDE desktop and kernel 4.19.37-5
https://sourceforge.net/projects/roninos/

GRML Daily build Debian Sid with Fluxbox, kernel 4.19.8-1+grml.1
https://grml.org/

Vsido Debian Sid with Fluxbox kernel 4.19.37-3
https://vsido.org/index.php

Porteus based on Slackware with LXQT desktop, kernel 5.1.5-porteus
http://www.porteus.org/

and the newest Slax 9.9.1 based on Debian 9/stable with Fluxbox desktop, kernel 4.9.168-1+deb9u3
https://www.slax.org/

You can burn it to DVD or install to usb.

Install to fat32 usb-
VERY IMPORTANT!
If you want Archbang to boot properly you must label your usb as "MULTIDISTRO" all uppercase, without the quotes, use Gparted or command line to do this or Archbang wont boot.

Use Rufus, Unetbootin or similar usb installers or do it manually from any linux distro by mounting and copying iso to usb then install syslinux.
Additionally the iso is a isohybrid and you may write it to disk using the dd command

Code:
dd if=Multidistro-V-x86_64.iso bs=1024M of=/dev/sdx
where /dev/sdx is your usb device, may be sdd, sdb, sdc, etc
Make sure you know what your doing when dd'ing a iso to usb!
Fastest boot is by using dd, but no persistency.
If wanting persistency use a fat32 usb with syslinux installed!

Please check it out!

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