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Old 08-27-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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linux + utilities on a flash drive


I dont know if im even posting in the right place but i have a 512mb flash drive and would like to install a copy of linux on it that can mount ntfs along with utilities to modify windows registry, sam file etc. Also unlike ntpasswd id like it to have a veriaty of network drivers and a simple gui/web browser(maybe fluxbox/seamonkey). My problem is idk what distro to use thatd be small enough besides dsl, how to install it to a flash drive or what utilities might be available.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
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whats up bro?
I got your medicine dog

512mb?
fat32 or ext2/ext3?

I just finished my combo of pmagic-4.5/grml-medium-0827/netbootcd/other stuff

I'm gonna upload it tomorrow and will drop link if you like?

I gotta go to bed for now
http://multidistro.com/fluxboxp/fluxboxp.html
 
Old 08-27-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
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Id prefer fat32 cause id also like to have windows installers(av cleanup etc.) i fix computers as a side job.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 04:52 AM   #4
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thats cool

I assume you want to run persistent?
that is, save your settings,etc?

grml medium starts at 205mb with fluxbox
what apps do you want
heres grml medium apps
http://grml.org/files/release-2009.05-medium/dpkg_list

any apps you want removed too?

I run it from hd and usb
I'm off all weekend and will be remastering grml/pmagic and others too

you can check out some older stuff here
http://multidistro.com/downloads/und...der1gbusb.html

heres mini256 256mb usb

Mini256-USB
Has
UltimateBootCD-4.11
DSL
Netbootcd
Slitaz
ZorOS
Plop bootmanager
SuperGrubdisk
NTPassword
plus more

I can updaye that too if you want?
 
Old 08-28-2009, 05:15 AM   #5
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oh
your a slacker too huh?

zorOS is a slackware based utility too
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...OS-46457.shtml

so, if your gonna use grml medium, which is debian unstable, you gotta make a ext2 partition on usb labeled "live-rw" or make a live-rw fi;e, say 240mb.
for persistence

I've been remastering all and will strip down grml medium and then add iceweasel or opera
plus flash10, etc

your thoughts?
 
Old 08-28-2009, 08:46 PM   #6
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Im posting from my cell but ill be on the library pc to do the setup. Im just cerious is there any way to boot linux from fat32? Or do i have to do what wubi does and have a file containing an ext2 fs? Also how do i go about installing linux to a flash drive without booting into the install? Like i said im using the library pc. Ik it must be possible it was done with ntpasswd. And about software im looking for utilities and drivers, anything from fdisk to a windows registry editor and enough drivers to do basic surfing and downloading from any pc antivirus toold would be awesome too(if they can scan windows). And yes i fell in love with slackware so anything similar would be great.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 09:07 PM   #7
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Ummm...can you possibly be on your slack machine to do this?

I don't even use windows bro,
so i wouldn't know how to explain anything pertaining to installing from within windows...

You would be instaklling it/them "by hand"
without using the live system to install and without burning to cd...

you can use a fat32 usb, thats ok
for persistency with grml
you would make a ?mb file named live-rw with dd

so, example grml-medium 200mb with fluxbox
you could make a 200+mb persistent storage
to equal 512mb usb

I'm just finishing ny remaster of grml-medium-daily-sid build
I added alot and its now at 355mb
too big for you?

gonna upload my new stuff tomorrow

I also got rescuepuppy too
my remaster of browserlinux
it runs at 170mb iso or usb/hd

so, can you do this from with in slack?
 
Old 08-28-2009, 09:37 PM   #8
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If you get a larger drive you might be interested in the big USB multipass thread at Hak5. All you ever wanted to know about making a multi-OS USB device.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 09:41 PM   #9
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also
heres a screenshot of my remaster of grml-medium
I call it grml-magic
Note that most apps open as root


heres the pkg list
370mb overall
http://multidistro.com/fluxboxp/select.txt

EDIT:
basically, I added these apps to grml-medium
abiword, audacious, gftp, gimp, gdebi, isomaster, k3b, rox-filer/roxterm, opera, flash10+, xnest, xpdf, xarchiver, p7zip-full/rar, rar, gparted, gkrellm, fluxconf, and more I can't remmebr LOL!

if you want my expeimental remaster how-to
which I mjust perfected
I'll try and explain it

I'm gonna upload the iso or tar.gz or .zip in the morining
you wanna check it out?
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:20 AM   #10
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Unfortunately i dont currently own a pc and have to use windows with no command prompt at the library. Of course theres the option of a live vd on there at the risk of being caught and kicked out. And no i dont think 300 mb is 2 big.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 06:34 AM   #11
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OK

couple questions then...

if using a library pc, how do you know if it will even allow you to reboot and boot the usb?

is that why you want ntpasswd, to set/clear the admin password and allow you to do whatever?

better be careful, as they probably wouldn't approve

its stiil a do-able thing i think..

so, you would need probably Unetbootin to install from within windows to usb

Problem: Unetbootin uses an older version of syslinux and has issues like it can't see filenames longer than 8 letters and can't show a graphical boot menu....

But, I can re-edit the grml syslinux/isolinux.cfg to get around this...

And, I can make it a zip pkg instead of an iso
and you can just extract it to usb

also, I believe I can pre-make the persistent live-rw and include it also..

I have the iso/usb finished and I forgot to re-edit fluxbox menu and make it so you can open gparted without password
LOL, back into the Chroot...

so, another remake
The passwords for user grml and root are locked in grml
whatever that means...there are no passwords setup?

anyway, I just made it open most things as root
"I am ROOT bitch!"
LOL

you can edit the wholefluxbox desktop/menu with fluxconf too

um...oh, do you want me to include ntpasswd and other hack...cough..utilities?
NTPasswd breaker!
I used it on a laptop I bought off ebay
the asshole who sent it to me said
"oh no, dude, it ain't got no password"
shit, I couldn't even get to the nt2000 desktop

so, I had to use ntpasswd to reset the admin password so's I could use it.

"Be careful Luke; the Power of the Darkside will seduce you."

damn, Metallica's jamming on aol radio!
I got the opera bookmarks setup too...

I'm gonna finish up and upload as zip
you wanna ntpaswd or what else?
super grub disk?
grub4dos?
it will also have syslinux/syslinux.exe and some other stuff too
 
Old 08-30-2009, 08:52 AM   #12
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Hey my intentions are perfectly legal most of the time and if i wanted to hack the lib pcs itd be done already(kununtu 9 live cd and ntpasswd cd). I told you i fix pcs on the side for extra cash. Reseting lost/non-existent(like your case) passwords makes $20 each here and cleanup/defrag/virus removal $20-50. A regedit/sysconfig on live linux usb would be nice but i have no legal use for them. Basically im sick of my cds getting scrached/broken and i cant boot from my ipod that ik of so my 512mb usb drive is the other option.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 09:05 AM   #13
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whats up bro?
cool, no insult intended

um...I'm just finishing up ThorsHammer at the moment
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...remble-751227/

I'll have to chop it down from now 672mb to sub 512mb for your kit...

what do you want taken out?
rescuepuppy?
and maybe something else like zoros...

anyway you can get a 2gb or more usb LOL?

I'll chop it down if you want to get it at 512mb under

Or, I could just give you grml-magix? 365mb
 
Old 08-30-2009, 02:30 PM   #14
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well just got zoros(ur 255mb file slowed down and i couldnt dl it in the hr i have on the pc). im bout to reboot and see how it goes(yes their bios has no pw and boot menu comes up np if i hit f12)
 
Old 08-30-2009, 02:50 PM   #15
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OK
I'm uploading Thorshammer now (still)

heres a easy usb install I did for zoros-3.6
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...32#post3610232

zoros doesn't have a desktop or anything you know
 
  


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