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Old 08-28-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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How do I download and create image of FidoSlax?

I was trying to find a .iso image of FidoSlax to download and burn to CD but couldn't find a download link anywhere on the FidoSlax website. If you go to the "downloads" area, all that is listed are .xzm files- a file I'm not familiar with (I'm only familiar with .iso images for downloading and burning to CD for a bootable disc). I also found a link furhter down on the main Wiki English page for downloading a .tar file of FidoSlax. But again, I'm not familiar with that file type. Why don't they just provide a straight, plain .iso file for downloading? Why only .tar or .xzm files to get it?

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Old 08-28-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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Anyway before writing to CD - you anyway have to customize it - add your preferred modules to \porteus\modules and customize other setting network.
After you customized your distribution on USB flash you may write your own iso and CD with your custom settings

Create an ISO image

There are no special differences between FIDOSlax on CD/DVD/USB/hard drive partition, but before writing the distribution on CD/DVD you will have to first create an ISO image of the distribution FIDOSlax.

Before creating the image, make sure that your USB-flash drive has no other files and directories except for two: boot and porteus. If you do not, then these files will also be included in the image.
If you create an image in Linux

Open a terminal and go to the section of the USB / HDD-ROM on which the FIDOSLax. For example, if FIDOSlax is / mnt/sdb1:

cd /mnt/sdb1

Then navigate to the directory porteus:

cd porteus

and run the script


The script will ask you on which drive to save the image and its name.
Fig. 1 The process of creating an image FIDOSlax in Linux
If you create an image in Windows

Open a command line interpreter Command Prompt from the Start> Programs (or run cmd.exe), navigate to the drive on which you installed FIDOSlax. For example, if FIDOSlax is on drive E:


Then navigate to the directory porteus:

cd porteus

and run make_iso.bat specifying a parameter name and the name of the disk image iso:

make_iso.bat C :/fidoslax.iso
Fig. 2 The process of creating an image in Windows FIDOSlax

Instead of disk "C:", you can specify any other drive

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