Archive for December, 2006

Knoppix 5.1.0 Released

December 30th, 2006 Comments off

DistroWatch is announcing the release of Knoppix 5.1.0 LiveCDs and DVDs. Lots of new features are packed into this version, including the 3D desktop Beryl, the NTFS-3G driver to write to Windows partitions without destroying them, and general updates to all software packages included on the discs. The full release announcements are at the official Knoppix site.

Categories: Desktop, Knoppix, Releases

Supergamer2 Linux ISO Available

December 30th, 2006 Comments off

Digg is reporting that a new version of the game stuffed LiveDVD named Super Gamer is available for download.

Categories: Gaming, Releases, Super Gamer

Fedora 6 Zod Live CD Released

December 23rd, 2006 1 comment

This first official Fedora LiveCD is out. This one is released by the Fedora Core project, while other Fedora LiveCDs have been released in the past by Fedora Unity. Currently there is only one disc, a i386 CD release, other architectures will follow. See the main Fedora Core Live CD page here.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Releases

BeleniX LiveCD v0.5.1 Screenshots

December 21st, 2006 Comments off

[Phoronix] has screenshots of the OpenSolaris-based BeleniX v0.5.1 LiveCD. Most of what is being seen is XFCE, but there is plenty of interesting stuff on the command line.

Categories: BeleniX, Desktop, Screenshots

What Live CDs Do You Carry Around?

December 21st, 2006 3 comments

We missed an Ask Slashdot last month having everything to do with LiveCDs! Better late than never…

Categories: News

Give System Woes the Boot

December 19th, 2006 1 comment

Sabayon Linux 3.2 Mini

December 19th, 2006 Comments off

[Phoronix] has screenshots of the new Sabayon Linux 3.2 Mini LiveCD.

Categories: Desktop, Sabayon, Screenshots

Insert Linux recovery live cd

December 18th, 2006 Comments off
Categories: INSERT, Reviews, Security

Give an Internet Freedom Disk

December 18th, 2006 Comments off

Slashdot is linking to a blog post where the names Linux and LiveCD are dropped in favor of spreading “Internet Freedom Disks” to non-techies.

Categories: News

Mandrake founder rolls Debian-based distro

December 12th, 2006 Comments off

DesktopLinux brings news and screenshots of Ulteo, a new distro created by the founder of Mandrake Linux.

This installable live CD is based on Debian and Ubuntu packages. It’s installed on the hard-drive using ‘Yuch,’ he added.

Categories: Desktop, News, Screenshots, Ulteo

What Flavors of Linux Work Best for You?

December 12th, 2006 Comments off

Technology News introduces LiveCDs as a way to find the right Linux desktop.

“Linux … lends itself well to users with specific requirements,” said Nate Melby, an instructor at Kaplan University’s School of Information Systems and Technology. The real task is finding a distribution that suits a potential user’s needs. Live CDs that can run the newest Linux versions, running dual-boot software, let consumers use their hardware for multiple purposes, he suggested.

Categories: Desktop, How To

SLAX 6.0.0 pre2 Screenshot Walkthrough

December 12th, 2006 Comments off

The Coding Studio has screenshots of the prerelese version of SLAX 6.0.0.

SLAX is fast and beautiful Linux operating system which fits on small (3.14″) CD-ROM disc.

Mandriva Flash, 3D in your pocket!

December 12th, 2006 1 comment

Mandriva released a 2 GB USB flash drive with Mandriva Linux preinstalled. Two of the more interesting selling points are that one gig of it is free space for files, and that it includes all the fun 3D desktop effects.

Categories: Desktop, Mandriva, Releases

Tip of the Trade: Recovery Is Possible

December 12th, 2006 4 comments

ServerWatch brings us an introduction to the recovery LiveCD/DVD/USB/CF/PXE/* which goes by Recovery Is Possible or RIPLinuX.

Recovery is Possible (RIP) sounds like a 12-step program, or some kind of self-help regime. RIP is (yet another) specialized Linux rescue distribution. RIP comes in a number of bootable images: CD/DVD, USB key, Compact Flash, PXE netboot, and even a tiny FreeBSD-based image. You can get a version with X windows, or one without.

Categories: Rescue, Reviews, RIPLinuX

Tip of the Trade: TestDisk and PhotoRec

December 11th, 2006 Comments off

Server Watch suggests running a couple of popular data recover tools from a LiveCD or LiveUSB device to rescue data.

My personal favorite way to run TestDisk or PhotoRec is from a bootable Linux CD. They are included on Knoppix, Trinity Rescue Kit and RIPLinux. Virtually all filesystems and partition types are supported as well.

Categories: How To, Knoppix, Rescue

Via announces community computing push

December 10th, 2006 Comments off

The Inquirer brings news that Via is training people in the Philippines with their hardware and Puppy Linux LiveCDs.

Attendees will assemble a PC on their lonesome, boot it with an ADOC Puppy Linux live CD, test it for e-learning applications and repeat the set-up for other users.

Carry hard disk in a pen drive!

December 6th, 2006 2 comments

The Times of India is reporting that BeleniX, a Solaris based LiveCD, is now bootable from a USB Flash drive.

“You can now buy a thumb drive, visit the BeleniX website and mount the whole OS on to it. You can then carry this with you and use it. We’ll now work on enhancements for future versions,”he said.

Categories: BeleniX, Desktop, News

The KANOTIX distro implodes

December 5th, 2006 Comments off

This week’s DistroWatch Weekly is bringing attention to troubles with the KANOTIX, which are detailed over at

Categories: Desktop, Kanotix, News

A Closer Look at Damn Small Linux

December 2nd, 2006 Comments off has a in-depth guide about Damn Small Linux. Included is everything from downloading and burning the distro to a CD, to making LiveUSB flash drive, getting wireless working, and using various apps.

Getting started with ParallelKnoppix, a live CD for clusters

December 2nd, 2006 1 comment has an article on using ParallelKnoppix to build clusters quickly.