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Creating Your Own Custom Ubuntu 7.10 Or Linux Mint 4.0 Live-CD With Remastersys | HowtoForge – Linux Howtos and Tutorials

December 4th, 2007 1 comment

HowtoForge has instructions for building a custom LiveCD out of an Ubuntu based system.

This guide shows how you can create a Live-CD from your Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon or Linux Mint 4.0 system with a tool called remastersys. Remastersys is available in the Linux Mint romeo repository. You can customize your Ubuntu/Linux Mint system and then let remastersys create an iso image of it which you can then burn onto a CD/DVD.

Categories: Desktop, How To, Linux Mint, Ubuntu

Fedora 8 Live Desktop Screenshots

November 10th, 2007 Comments off

Phoronix has screenshots from a  Fedora 8 Live session.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, Screenshots

I am Fedora, and so can you!

November 7th, 2007 Comments off

Red Hat Magazine has instructions for making a Fedora 8 bootable USB flash drive.

I am writing this article on a Windows laptop borrowed from a friend. But fear not, dear reader, for I have not abandoned my free software principles. For while the hard disk of this laptop contains the Windows operating system, I have used a USB key as the boot device, and the laptop is currently running Fedora 8, codenamed “Werewolf.”

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, How To

openSUSE 10.3 Live version available

November 3rd, 2007 6 comments

openSUSE 10.3 LiveCDs are now available, and like others before them, they can now be used to install an openSUSE system.

From today on the live version of openSUSE 10.3 is available as GNOME or KDE Live CD. Both contain the same software as the 1 CD installation versions from launch time – just as live system.

Categories: Desktop, OpenSUSE, Releases

OpenSolaris Project Indiana Review

November 1st, 2007 Comments off

Phoronix has a review and pics of the first development release of OpenSolaris Project Indiana.

After downloading this ISO (the Developer Preview is only 629MB), the image can be burned to a disc and immediately booted. Project Indiana incorporates a “Slim Install” LiveCD for x86 systems. Just like Ubuntu, Fedora Live, and a number of other Linux distributions, you can boot to this CD and start using it without ever touching the contents of your hard drive.

Taking Puppy Linux for a Walk

October 14th, 2007 Comments off

Lifehacker reviews the latest release of the lightweight Puppy Linux.

Booting Linux from an external drive with the applications and settings of your choice has never been easier after this weeks release of Puppy Linux 3.0. Like Damn Small Linux, Puppy is small enough to fit on a USB thumb drive, and like Knoppix , you can boot it from CD.

Damn Small Linux Makes Darn Big Impression – Small Distro, Big Packages

September 14th, 2007 1 comment

LinuxPlanet has a review of Damn Small Linux.

At a mere 50MB, Damn Small Linux DSL seems like it would be more at home in the realm of rescue disks instead of Desktop OSs. After booting up into full graphical mode, you may be hooked on this tiny distribution forever. I am impressed with the number of applications and the fact that DSL has two choices for graphical interfaces Window Managers: Fluxbox and jwm see Figures 1 and 2. DSL is based on the Debian Linux distribution.

GNOME LiveCD 2.19.92

September 12th, 2007 2 comments

rBuilder Online has LiveCD ISO images of Foresight Linux with Gnome 2.19.92.

Categories: Desktop, Foresight, Releases

The Indiana Branding Machine

September 12th, 2007 1 comment

Put your mark on the upcoming OpenSolaris LiveCD. Project Indiana is looking for branding ideas, from the GRUB splash screen, to screensavers.

As our first prototype releases draws nearer, it’s time to start thinking about the branding experience for Indiana, specifically from when they put the LiveCD into their CDROM drives and launch the desktop to installing it on their disk.

Categories: Desktop, OpenSolaris

Sabayon Linux miniEditions update and semi-prepared path towards 3.4+ release

September 12th, 2007 Comments off

Planet Sabayon Linux lets us know that the 3.4 LiveCD release of Sabayon Linux is coming soon.

Categories: Desktop, Releases, Sabayon

Next Puppy Linux to be 3.0

September 12th, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has news that the next version of Puppy Linux will have so many changes, it will be awarded the version number of 3.0.

DIY Linux live CD – the really easy way

September 4th, 2007 4 comments

DesktopLinux.com has pics and news of Custom NimbleX 2, which allows anyone to customize and then download a LiveCD ISO of NimbleX. Get to it directly at http://custom.nimblex.net/ .

Partition and Image Your Hard Drive with the System Rescue CD

August 24th, 2007 1 comment

Lifehacker has a great set of instructions for using SystemRescueCD to create, move, and copy partitions on a normal PC.

GParted LiveCD vs Parted Magic

August 6th, 2007 Comments off

This week’s DistroWatch Weekly compares two popular, lightweight LiveCDs aimed at partition management.

KDE Four Live CD updated with KDE 4 Beta 1

August 2nd, 2007 2 comments

KDE 4.0 Beta 1 is out, and KDE Four Live has been updated with the new release. Download the ISO and check it out.

Manage partitions and disks with GParted-Clonezilla live CD

July 24th, 2007 2 comments

Linux.com has instructions for backing up partitions using GParted-Clonezilla.

Backing up partitions and hard disks sounds like work — until youve tried Clonezilla. With Clonezilla you can clone and duplicate partitions of various formats and disks of various sizes locally or over the network. Even more impressive is the fact that you can do all this without typing complicated commands. And since Clonezilla is available as part of the GParted-Clonezilla live CD, you dont even have to install it.

Categories: GParted LiveCD, How To, Rescue

Firmware Updates LiveCD thanks to Revisor

July 17th, 2007 Comments off

Some interesting news from the Direct2Dell Blog, a Fedora based LiveCD has been created to help update the BIOS of your Dell. This is much nicer than having to install Windows or a floppy drive to grab a new BIOS.

Categories: Desktop, Fedora, News

OpenSolaris “Indiana” Information

July 14th, 2007 1 comment

Phoronix has an article on OpenSolaris “Indiana”, which is an installable LiveCD/DVD OpenSolaris distribution. Many of the cool Solaris technologies are included, such as ZFS. Look for a preview release in October, with a final build to be released in March ’08.

Categories: OpenSolaris, Releases, Server

openSUSE LiveCD Installer

July 13th, 2007 1 comment

snorp.net has news of an openSUSE LiveCD Installer. Hopefully this makes it into the next LiveDVD, or they do what Fedora did and convert their 6 CD set into a single installable LiveCD.

Categories: Desktop, News, OpenSUSE

First look at Elive 1.0

July 13th, 2007 Comments off

DistroWatch Weekly has a review of the recently released Elive 1.0.

Elive has reach its first major milestone with its release of version 1.0. I’ve tested several versions of Elive over the last two years (or so), publishing my findings a few times. I haven’t published a report on Elive since 0.5 and things have continued to improve. I’ve been testing Elive 1.0 for several days and certainly agree that this release is worthy of the full first release status.

Categories: Desktop, Elive, Reviews