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Old 03-29-2009, 03:32 PM   #61
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MultiDistro Rescue/Recovery CD/USB ready for download!


Good afternoon everyone-I would like to present my first MultiDistro-Rescue/Recovery-Linux for CD/USB.
I simply combined three outstanding Linux CD's into one CD/USB distro that fits on a 512MB USB/or CD-R.

The download is 498MB Compressed/503MB once you uncompress it.

Here is the download link-
Note this is an old link-please see "reply 77"
After 60 seconds hit the LinuxToolKi-v4.20.zip link and download.
( http://www.webfilehost.com/?mode=viewupload&id=5661134 )
( 5661134 ) ID number
REMEMBER YOU MUST WAIT 60 SECONDS TO DOWNLOAD IT.

The .zip download contains a folder called-"LinuxToolKit-v4.20" This folder is for both the USB and ISO image.
Copy/Cut/Paste or Drag-N-Drop the ENTIRE CONTENTS of the folder "LinuxToolKit-v4.20" to your USB drive and reboot-
into Linux Live, that's it!

You can make the .iso image to burn to CD-R by using either "make_iso.bat" for Windows or "make_iso.sh" for
Linux. Both scripts are located in the faux "boot" folder. It seems "make_iso.sh/.bat" needs a folder named "boot" and a folder named "isolinux" to work properly.
The boot and isolinux folder inside are fake and serve no purpose except to construct the .iso image.

After making the .iso image-simply burn it to CD-R using k3b or Nero at lowest speed (8x).

The included software with LinuxToolKit-v4.20-
Billix-.0.24 ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/billix/ )
SystemRescueCD-1.1.6 ( http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page )
Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix-8.04 ( http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/ )

Note that some netinstalls, etc were removed from the Billix distro for space saving.
This version of Billix contains-
Damn-Small-Linux-4.4.10
Ubuntu-8.04 Desktop/Server Net-install
Debian Lenny Net-install
Fedora-10 Net-install

I made this for these reasons-
Only have to burn 1 CD instead of 3
To combine the abilities of all three distro's
It can be installed to USB and run Live just by simply moving the files to USB as "syslinux" is already "onboard"
and doesn't require installing via the terminal.

Damn Small Linux can be run via Qemu without having to reboot-simply insert the CD/USB and run "dsl-linux.sh" in Linux
or "dsl-windows.bat" in Windows.

Also, you will find a folder named "tools", this is a collection of useful scripts including
multicd-(4.3/4.4).sh ( http://multicd.tuxfamily.org/ )
With this script you can build your own MultiDistro CD/DVD/USB.

Read all the ReadMe's in the folders and peruse the Distro websites for more info.

Please read the "README1st" file in the folder for details about making the .iso, etc.
See below-
Code:
Welcome to LinuxToolKit-v4.20 03/28/09!

Note that this folder contains both the ISO and USB images!

For USB simply transfer the whole contents of this folder to your USB
Drive-either by Drag-N-Drop or Copy/Paste.
Syslinux is included-("ldlinux.sys") It is in this folder.

You do not need to install Syslinux or anything else to your USB
Just remember to set your "bootable" flag on for the USB.

To create an ISO image that you can burn to CD-R Go into the "boot"
folder-There are 2 scripts there-"make_iso.sh" and "make_iso.bat"

To use "make_iso.sh" in Linux, make the script executable by right-clicking it,
select "properties/permissions"-click the box that says "Allow executing file as program".

Now, double-left-click the "make_iso.sh" script-a GUI should pop-up saying 
"Do you want to run "make_iso.sh" or Display it's contents" with 4 buttons-
"Run in terminal"/"Display"/"Cancel"/"Run".

Choose "Run in terminal" The terminal will open with something like
"Target ISO file name [ Hit enter for /home/bz/Desktop/boot.iso ]: 

At the Blinking cursor type the name you want-say "MyRescueCD.iso"
REMEMBER TO ADD THE ".iso" EXTENSION TO THE NAME!
NOT "MyRescueCD"

A 500+MB ISO will be made-Burn it with k3b at 8x(no faster!)
Use "DAO". Remember to choose "Burn CD Image".

To use "make_iso.bat" in Windows do the same as above-though you may have to choose just "Run".
Again remember to add the ".iso" extension to whatever you name it.

In some Linux distro's or even Windows you may have to activate and run "make_iso.sh/.bat"
in the terminal.

Open a terminal and "cd" into the LinuxToolKit-v4.20 folder # "cd /LinuxToolKit-v4.20"
Don't add the "#" sign-that just means where the blinking cursor is...

Now make "make_iso.sh" executable with # "sudo chmod +x make_iso.sh"

To run "make_iso.sh" use # "./make_iso.sh"

This folder includes the Combined might of 3 Distinct Distro's-
Billix-0.24  (  http://sourceforge.net/projects/billix  )
SystemRescueCD-1.1.6 (  http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page  )
Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix-8.04  (  http://ubuntu-rescue-remix.org/  )

Billix contains-
Damn-Small-Linux-4.4.10
Ubuntu "Hardy Heron" 8.04 Desktop/Server Netinstall
Fedora-10 Netinstall
Debian-Lenny Netinstall
Memtest
Note that to save space Ubuntu Intrepid/Dapper/FeistyServer, Debian Etch, CentOS 4.7/5.2 Netinstalls and Dban were
removed from Billix. 

SystemRescueCD has many powerful Recovery/Rescue tools
Please see the Website for info.

Ubuntu-Rescue-Remix-8.04 Also very powerful console-only for Sys-Admins and experienced
Linux Users.

Have Fun!
If you need a custom Linux CD/DVD/USB spin or have any ideas/problems please contact me (Bryan) at thepenandpaper@gmail.com and llok for my posts on LinuxQuestions under "Linus72"
Sorry about having to wait 60sec to get the download-if anyone wishes to host it that would be cool-I do not have torrent so if anyone submits to LinuxTracker.org I would appreciate it.
Note the screenshot-the mouse pointer shows the download link-
Thanks!

Last edited by linus72; 04-20-2009 at 01:26 PM.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 03:41 PM   #62
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First of all I would like to thamk you for your hard work and you dedication to the community. But.
Why would I need that? I run Linux. what would be the use I back my stuff up all the time. I will down load it and keep it as a tool or just open a terminal and use the dd commands.
Thank you.
why 499 mb iso for a restore disk. when this could all be done in ram with puppy linux.

Last edited by Drakeo; 03-29-2009 at 03:48 PM.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 04:01 PM   #63
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I merged your two (very closely) related threads ... I'm pleased to see
how busy you keep yourself with Linux, but would appreciate if you could
keep your news in one place. Thanks.


Cheers,
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:04 PM   #64
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Actually they're not related at all-one is a DVD through torrent that doesn't work-the one I made today is a 500MB CD/USB available for Download from a Webfile hosting site.
Hopefully people can get past the first 10 pages about the DVD which doesn't exist to find the download link for the 500MB CD/USB.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 04:06 PM   #65
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Good work sir!!
Glad to hear you got it working

Regards.
The trooper.

Edit:Even though it's not the original dvd download.

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Old 03-29-2009, 04:52 PM   #66
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OK,

I downloaded the zip file and extracted it
You need to add to your readme, that you need to have mkisofs installed in order to create the iso.
It is not installed by default, at least not on my system (debian testing)
The iso was created OK.

After burning the iso:
dsl does not start, it says loding kernel...... the system freezes, hard reset is needed.
ntpasswd doesn't start either, some file not found.
the rest starts OK

Didn't try the USB though, since most computers don't boot from USB, and I didn't want to erase my USB at the moment :-)
 
Old 03-29-2009, 04:58 PM   #67
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Actually in the README1st file "make_iso.sh" and "make_iso.bat" are in the boot folder. All you gotta do is either "cd" into the boot folder and run the script with "./make_iso.sh" or double click it and choose run in terminal-just remember to use the ".iso" extension at whatever you naame it-mycd.iso not just mycd.
To clarify-You don't need "mkisofs" installed-Just use the script found in the boot folder.
Actually DSL boots fine on my PC but freezes on my laptop-just like you said-I think it's an issue with DSL.
The menu and such needs work.
Notice I've only been using Linux since Christmas so I'm learning...

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Old 03-29-2009, 05:03 PM   #68
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Quote:
Actually in the README1st file "make_iso.sh" and "make_iso.bat" are in the boot folder. All you gotta do is either "cd" into the boot folder and run the script with "./make_iso.sh" or double click it and choose run in terminal-just remember to use the ".iso" extension at whatever you naame it-mycd.iso not just mycd.
yes, but the script needs the command mkisofs
mkisofs is not installed by default in linux.

Code:
repo@cannabis:~/download/LinuxToolKit-v4.20/boot$ ./make_iso.sh 
Target ISO file name [ Hit enter for /home/repo/download/boot.iso ]: 
./make_iso.sh: line 27: mkisofs: command not found
repo@cannabis:~/download/LinuxToolKit-v4.20/boot$
Quote:
Actually DSL boots fine on my PC but freezes on my laptop-just like you said-I think it's an issue with DSL.
Then I should add this to the readme to or remove dsl

Last edited by repo; 03-29-2009 at 05:05 PM.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 05:17 PM   #69
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I don't want to break you down, but I think make_iso.bat doesn't work either


Quote:
cd ..
set CDLABEL=SLAX
slax\tools\WIN\mkisofs.exe @slax\tools\WIN\config -o "%1" -A "%CDLABEL%" -V "%CDLABEL%" .
echo.
echo New ISO should be created now.
cd ..
will cd to /LinuxToolKit-v4.20
slax\tools\WIN\mkisofs.exe doesn't exist in this directory

or I"m missing the obvious
 
Old 03-29-2009, 05:31 PM   #70
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OK-"make_iso.bat" is in the "boot" folder Repo.
Most Linux distro's do come with Genisoimage and mkeisofs can and Should be installed anyway.
If DSL freezes on your computer I guess you would have to complain to the makers of DSL.
DSL's track record is pretty good and what 50MB distro can replace it?
I did notice one big error-I mistakenly have stated that you could just transfer "ldlinux.sys" (syslinux) to your USB and it would boot.
That is not so, I guess you do have to install syslinux through the command line-
"syslinux -s /dev/sdxx" where "xx" is your USB (sdf1,sdb1,sdg1,etc)
After that your USB will boot.
It needs work...I'm working on it now-The menu, re-writing the README1st file, etc.
I know the distro's all boot and run.
 
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Please don't be offended, I'm just trying to help:

Quote:
Most Linux distro's do come with Genisoimage and mkeisofs can and Should be installed anyway.
I'm just saying it is not installed by default, so you could add that to the readme file.

Quote:
OK-"make_iso.bat" is in the "boot" folder
correct, but then you do
cd..
so you are in
LinuxToolKit-v4.20
then you do:
slax\tools\WIN\mkisofs.exe
but this doesn't exist

Quote:
If DSL freezes on your computer I guess you would have to complain to the makers of DSL.
correct

Quote:
It needs work...I'm working on it now-The menu, re-writing the README1st file, etc.
Just giving feedback to help you.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 06:14 PM   #72
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I'm not offended Repo-I guess I should say it is an ALPHA version.
It definitely needs work!
I thought most distro's came with mkisofs-if not where do you get it?
I thought you needed genisoimage and mkisofs to burn a bootable cd?
For now everyone-just install to USB-I do know all the distro's boot and run fine off the CD I cut using k3b.
remember to install syslinux too.
Note k3b is probably the best cd burner for Linux that I have found.
 
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I thought you needed genisoimage and mkisofs to burn a bootable cd?
it just creates the iso
http://www.linuxcommand.org/man_pages/mkisofs8.html

Quote:
I thought most distro's came with mkisofs-if not where do you get it?
just install it using the package manager, it is not installed by default
for debian
apt-get install mkisofs
 
Old 03-29-2009, 06:25 PM   #74
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Note- I have just caught an error!
This isolinux.cfg file line is wrong-
Code:
DEFAULT 1
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=/boot/minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet frugal BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL
Note the "initrd=/boot/minirt24.gz"
Change this to "initrd=/minirt24.gz" BEFORE you burn to CD.
If you have already burned the CD Repo see below...
However this only affects the "1" menu entry!
Just type in "DSL" plus any options you want to APPEND like DSL toram ,etc. Then DSL should boot fine.
I'm working on NTpassword...
 
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Found the error with ntpasswd-the "," in "initrd=/initrdnt.gz, /scsi.cgz" was causing it not to load right.
This is from the original isolinux/syslinux .cfg files.
I simply removed the comma "," and it boots fine now on Qemu.
"initrd=/initrdnt.gz /scsi.cgz" That's how it should be...
Note ntpasswd is repeated on both isolinux and syslinux.cfg files-sorry
Just change the "initrd=" so there are no comma's as above.
 
  


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