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Linux – Live CD’s

All the amazing live cd distro’s that pack loads of useful
softwares and allows us to do a lot without even installing
OS on the Hard Drive.

SystemRescueCd 0.4.3

SystemRescueCd is a Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM for repairing your system and your data after a crash. It also aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the partitions of the hard disk. It contains many of system utilities (parted, partimage, fstools, …) and basic ones (editors, Midnight Commander, network tools). It aims to be very easy to use: just boot from the CD-ROM, and you can do everything. The kernel of the system supports most important file systems (ext2/ext3, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS, VFAT, NTFS, ISO9660), and network ones (Samba and NFS). SystemRescueCd is based on the Gentoo Live CD.

From the changelog:

Updated the kernel to Linux 2.6.23.14 with Reiser4; updated the alternative kernel to Linux 2.6.22.16 with Reiser4; patched the kernel with a fix for sis190 network driver; updated the build files to Catalyst 2.0.5 and genkernel 3.4.9; patched GParted (refreshing the devices crashed the program); fixed the LVM initscript; added boot option ‘dodebug’, enables verbose messages in the linuxrc script; added boot option ‘lowmem’, prevents non-critical things to be loaded into memory; added ATI and NVIDIA drivers; added ksh and tcsh shells; added pbzip2 (Parallel bzip2 compression for SMP computers); added lzma-utils (compression tools based on LZMA); added the missing mount-cifs tool.

Download : systemrescuecd-x86-0.4.3.iso (163MB, MD5).

Create Custom Ubuntu 7.10 Or Linux Mint 4.0 Live-CD With Remastersys

Have you ever felt the need to customize your own live CD.

Remastersys helps you exactly do that.

Falko Timme @ HowToForge.com helps us with his guide.

Author Says:

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.

Read Complete Guide : Here

ParallelKnoppix 2.8 – Set Cluster of Machines for Parallel Processing

Michael Creel has announced the release of ParallelKnoppix 2.8,

KNOPPIX-based live CD that allows setting up a cluster of machines for parallel processing using the LAM-MPI and/or MPICH implementations of MPI:

ParallelKnoppix v2.8 released.

What’s new?

v2.8 (64-bit only, use v2.7.1 for 32 -it CPUs)

/home and /root are NFS exported, which makes it possible to add users

Advanced users can mount a storage device at /home, for increased space and to save work between sessions.

Linux kernel 2.6.23.8
Open MPI 1.2.4
Octave 2.9.14
SciPy 0.60
NumPy 1.0.3.1
Parallel Python 2.5rc
KDE 3.5.8
Cloop 2.0622 (thanks Klaus Knopper)
Aufs cvs 17-10-07

Visit the project’s home page to read the brief announcement and changelog.

Download the CD image via BitTorrent: parallelknoppix64-2.8.iso (674MB).

FreeNAS 0.686 – FreeBSD based NAS

FreeNAS 0.686 – FreeBSD based NAS

The second beta release of FreeNAS 0.686, a FreeBSD-based operating system providing free Network-Attached Storage (NAS) services, is available for testing: “FreeNAS 0.686b2 out!

Changes and bug fixes in this release:

  • Set correct sysid when formating disks with FAT32 and ext2
  • Enable user to set volume label when formating disk using ext2
  • Refactor API for better maintenance and feature enhancement
  • Upgrade PHPMailer to 2.0.0rc1 and PHP to 5.2.5
  • Add GNU General Public License (GPL), GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), Apple Public Source License and PHP License text
  • ‘dd’ destination disks and partitions during install process modify filechooser
  • Fix XML parser bug when switching language enable usage of USB stick to store configuration in non-live CD scenario

See the complete changelog for more details.

Download: FreeNAS-i386-liveCD-0.686b2.iso (44.1MB).

ArtistX 0.4 – Live DVD for Audio , Video & 2D/3D Graphics Software

ArtistX 0.4 РLive DVD for Audio , Video & 2D/3D Graphics Software 

Marco Ghirlanda has announced the release of ArtistX 0.4, a Debian-based live DVD with a collection of audio, video and 2D/3D graphics software:

It comes in two flavours (GNOME and KDE) and both include the Powua client and Powua tutorials.

Powua is the Super Internet Computer and has been created to speed up CPU intensive tasks.

For example you can realize an animation with Blender and directly from ArtistX upload and render it on Powua (more info on the Powua Wiki and in the DVD).

ArtistX is based on the Debian Live initiative and includes

  • 2.6.22 kernel
  • GNOME 2.20
  • KDE 3.5.7
  • Includes about 2,500 free multimedia software

Nearly everything that exists for the GNU/Linux environment.

Visit the project’s home page to read the full release announcement.

Download: artistx_0.4_gnome…iso (3,160MB, MD5, torrent),artistx_0.4_kde…iso (3,093MB, MD5, torrent).

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