Make your own Puppy-CD

"You can create your own Puppy-Linux with the following program.

Start the program "Menu | Setup | Remaster Puppy live-CD":"

LiveUSB How-To

"The information in this article is specific to Ultima Linux 8.4, and may not be valid for other versions.

Starting with Ultima Linux 8.4, it is possible to create a LiveUSB installation, where the entire Ultima Linux system boots from a USB flash drive (similar to how the LiveCD works). However, LiveUSB creation is still a slightly complex process, hence the need for this page."


plugin in usb stick
check dmesg output about the device name (e.g. sdc)
umount all possibly automounted file systems
bzip2 -cd .raw.bz2 | dd of=/dev/ bs=4096

Customize SUSE Live

"Other than Ubuntu- and Fedora-type systems, the initrd on SUSE-type live CDs is not suitable for booting from USB. This page shows how to change the initrd so that booting the live CD image becomes possible from USB stick."

Image Creator

"This tool is a YaST user interface for the KIWI imaging tool. It is aimed to provide easy way to configure your image configurations, suitable for kiwi. Once you create such configuration with YaST, you can save it and later build an image from it manually with kiwi, or you can run kiwi directly from the YaST module. It is possible to create new configuration from scratch, as well as importing existing one and modify its settings.

YaST Image Creator is part of yast2-product-creator package."

Live USB stick

"This page explains how to create a bootable openSUSE 11.0 USB stick. Also known as a LiveUSB "

List of LiveDistro Remastering Software

"The following is a list of software to remaster operating systems:"

INX 1.0

"INX is a "Live CD" distribution of GNU/Linux, derived from Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS, but using "ubuntu-minimal" and "ubuntu-standard" as a base. It is console only, without any graphical "X" programs.

INX is intended as a "tutorial" and introduction to the Bash command line, but is a fully capable, portable GNU/Linux system in its own right. It has a collection of easy-to-use menus, colour themes, easy configuration tools, music (and video on the frame buffer), some games, and several surprises for those who are not aware of what can be done in a console/tty.

INX is fun, and not intimidating for console beginners.

INX 1.0 also includes new features; you can now set up wireless with the "Ceni" tool from the INX "Net & Web" menu. You can use your mouse with programs like xlinks2, elinks, mc, and the jed text editor. In addition to the powerful GNU Screen program, INX now sports the "Dvtm" Dynamic Virtual Terminal Manager, a "tiled terminal manager". "

Debian Live CD with a LAMP webserver

"A live CD is a great way to allow people to learn about interactive websites of the sort built using Drupal, Joomla!, etc. This guide explains how to build a Debian Live CD using LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP). The process has been tested for Drupal using Lenny (Testing)."

sidux 2008-03

Later than planned (due to a hard to find bug in virtualbox-ose), we now have the pleasure to announce the immediate availability of the sidux 2008-03 "Ουρέα" release, available in the following flavours:

* KDE-lite, amd64, en/ de, ≈485 MB.
* KDE-lite, i686, en/ de, ≈480 MB.
* KDE-full, amd64+i686, en/ de (da, el, es, fr, hr, it, ja, nl, pt, pt_BR, ro, ru through liveapt) ≈2 GB.
* XFCE, amd64, en/ de, ≈400 MB.
* XFCE, i686, en/ de, ≈400 MB.

sidux is a full featured Debian sid based live CD with a special focus on hard disk installations, a clean upgrade path within sid and additional hard- and software support. The ISO is completely based on Debian sid, enriched and stabilized with sidux' own packages and scripts.
Release notes for Ουρέα

"Ουρέα" concentrates on integrating the changes caused by kernel 2.6.26, and on the post-install experience — by propagating the default user profile to new users as well. As a welcome side effect, hardware for common netbooks and newer chipsets is now supported by sidux. Furthermore a large number of individual functionality enhancements and bugfixes have been applied to the full package line up and especially sidux' own packages.

A new feature in "Ουρέα" is the ability to select all other languages than German or US English from the grub menu (F4) in the kde-full flavour, installing the localisations for the desktop and many applications while booting. This ensures they are also present after installing sidux, while only installing the required languages for the given system. The amount of memory required for this feature depends on the language and sidux may refuse to install the given language packs automatically with insufficient RAM and the boot sequence will be continued in english language but with the desired localessettings (currency, date/ time format, keyboard charsets). 512 MB memory or more is supposed to be safe for all supported languages, which are:

* Croatian
* Danish
* Dutch
* Greek
* English (GB)
* French
* Italian
* Japanese
* Portuguese (BR and PT)
* Romanian
* Russian
* Spanish
* the language selection depends on the availability of sidux-manual translations, get involved to add your language.

Our special thanks go to the sidux art team and especially all mirror hosters for their efforts regarding sidux.
Minimum system requirements:

* amd64:
o AMD64
Intel Core2
newer 64 bit capable AMD Sempron and Intel Pentium 4 CPUs (watch for the "lm" flag in /proc/cpuinfo or use infobash -v3).
o ≥256 MB RAM, ≥ 512 MB RAM for liveapt.
o VGA graphics card capable of at least 640x480 pixel resolution.
o optical disk drive or USB media.
o ≥3 GB HDD space, ≥10 GB recommended.
* i686:
o Intel Pentium pro/ Pentium II
AMD K7 Athlon (not K5/ K6)
VIA C3-2 (Nehemiah, not C3 Samuel or Ezra)/ C7
any x86-64/ EM64T capable CPU or newer; the full i686 command set is required.
o ≥192 MB RAM, ≥ 512 MB RAM for liveapt.
o VGA graphics card capable of at least 640x480 pixel resolution.
o optical disk drive or USB media.
o ≥3 GB HDD space, ≥10 GB recommended.

Now to the interesting topics, like what's on the menu for now:

* Debian sid, as of 2008-09-22.
* kernel (smp, hard preemption).
* 7.3.
* KDE 3.5.9/ 3.5.10 (en + de).
* new, SVG based, art theme created by bfree and the sidux art team.
* offline manual for en + de directly on the disc, online manuals for more languages online at and available via apt; a big thank you goes to the documentation and translation teams!
Please note that the offline manual is only available on the running live CD or the installed system.
* many changes for the manual.
* support for Intel P4x, G4x and Q4x chipsets.
* iwlwifi support (3945 and 4965 chipsets).
* ath5k support for 54/ "108" MBit/s Atheros cards.
* b43/ b43legacy support for Broadcom wlan cards.
* rt2x00 support for RaLink cards.
* support for RealTek RTL8101 and RTL8102(E) PCIe ethernet cards.
* support for RealTek RTL8180L and RTL8185 PCI/ cardbus wlan cards.
* support for RealTek RTL8187 USB wlan cards.
* support for ADMtek ADM8211 PCI/ cardbus wlan cards.
* support for IPWireless 3G UMTS PCMCIA cards.
* support for HSDPA Broadband Wireless Data (Globe Trotter) cards.
* e1000e support for Intel 82801I, 82566DM-2, 82562GT-2, 82562G-2 and 82562V-2 Gigabit Ethernet cards (ICH9).
* support for Logitech Quickcam Orbit, Logitech Quickcam Pro for Notebooks, Logitech Quickcam Pro 5000, Asus Eee PC webcams (linux-uvc).
* fw-detect to probe for hardware with non-free needs.
* memtest86+.
* bitsetting/ xrandr settings for ATi and Intel cards.
* native gtk2 support for siduxcc.
* screen support fixed.
* bugfixes for virtualbox-ose and kernel 2.6.26 guests.
* virtualbox-ose 1.6.6.
* several XFCE bugfixes.
* persistent userprofile defaults for new users.
* OpenJDK 6 for kde-full.
* Support for Bamboo fun graphics tablets (must be attached during the live-session).
* fixes for VESA graphics display support.
* overhauled printer and bluetooth detection, CUPS now scans automatically for network printers.
* fixed the menu.lst generation for existing operating systems.

1727397f2d0ecb16121e87862b6b2695 *sidux-2008-03-ourea-kde-full-i386-amd64-200809221842.iso

Building a Custom virt-p2v Live CD

"To build a custom live CD you must download the source for virt-p2v from or from the Mercurial source repository (see website for details).

Please read the README file to find the dependencies which are all in Fedora > 8 or EPEL > 5.

The steps to creating a custom live CD are:"

virt-p2v 0.9.7

"virt-p2v is a live CD for migrating physical machines to virtual machine guests.

In the simplest mode of operation, you take a pre-built live CD ISO from the main website ( and burn it to a CD-R. Then insert the CD-R into the physical machine which must be migrated, reboot, and follow the on-screen instructions. See STANDARD USAGE section below.

You may also build a customized live CD. Typically this will contain things like server details specific to your organization, so that the live CD can run mostly or completely automatically. See BUILDING A CUSTOM LIVE CD section below.

In both cases, files and disk images are transferred from the physical machine over the network to the virtualization host machine over ssh. Therefore sshd must be running on the virtualization host, and must be accessible to that host. See SERVER REQUIREMENTS section below.

The virt-p2v script must only be run from the live CD. It isn't designed to run outside this environment and could do Bad Things to your machine if you try it. The script contains some checks to try to stop you from doing this.

Virt-p2v does not modify the physical machine, its disks, configuration etc."

MD5: 87e86e7cdf6c56c1ea115e5994f632f8 virt-p2v-0.9.7.iso 158MB

4bak 0.02

"Forensics CLI tools and backup/recovery applications

4bak is a Slax-based liveUSB with a collection of forensics command line interface (CLI) tools and others backup/recovery applications. This version of 4bak is based on Slax 6.0.7 with the kernel The desktop is a mix of Fluxbox and Rox. 4bak liveUSB is configured in dual boot with DBAN (Darik's Boot and Nuke). With DBAN you can securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. The content of 4bak liveUSB is the follow:

Analysis tools:
aff tools, autopsy/sleuthkit/mac-robber, disktype, ewf utils, md5deep, readpst, rdd-verify, reglookup, trid

Recovery tools:
GNU ddrescue, dd_rescue/dd_rhelp, ext3undel, foremost, magicrescue, myrescue, ntfsundelete, photorec, recoverjpeg, scalpel, scrounge-ntfs, testdisk, hachoir-metadata, jhead, pdfinfo, vinetto, gpart, john the ripper

Imager tools:
aimage, dc3dd, dcfldd, dd, ewfacquire, rdd-copy, sdd, sg_dd

Anti-forensics tools:
secure_delete, shred, steghide, truecrypt, wipe

Others Forensics tools:
tableaucontrol, tableauinfo, tableau-parm

System tools:
gparted, ntfs-3g, partimage

Others tools:
gvim, bview, hexedit, epdfview, gqview, screencapture, bashburn, tkdvd, firefox, rox-filer, xarchiver, mc

*** Same of Helix liveCD, 4bak will not auto mount swap space, or auto mount any attached devices. ***"

bdf02302b01822e8a373a3e553b07ce1 4bak-0.02.tar

Cooperation-iws 5.0

Cooperation IWS is an Intranet Nomad Web Server project:

1. A web server, to provide hosting services of web applications (Blog - words processor, Wiki, Forum, Electronic Documents Management, Pictures galleries - Pictures manipulation, eLearning portal, …) for collaborative work that contributes to knowledge management and/or knowledge engineering.
2. Intranet, to provide these services where you want: at home, at association meetings, at professional meetings without requiring an internet connection or without the volonty to publish personnal items on the web .
3. Nomad, to bring these services with you, on a cd/dvd, usb key, or usb hard drive

Cooperation-iws is a Live CD /USB project to run open sources applications written in php, perl, java, python on USB key with persistent mode.

Project is based on open source remastering live scripts of Ubuntu Hardy Live Desktop (LTS) with modules for the best open source applications.

Demo CD / DVD and live-scripts are available for download.

Project page:

Modules list:

Project philosophy:

Project download page:

3ff3168dea2fa937fb347d5c3e2b1fdb cooperation-iws-0.5.0-CD.iso
9ef3341d554f6876139393ebfe3a92bf cooperation-iws-0.5.0-DVD.iso

TurnKey Linux 20080902

TurnKey Linux is a new opensource project that aims to develop high-quality opensource software appliances
that are easy to deploy, easy to use and free.

In a nutshell, we believe everything that can be easy, should be easy!

We've recently released public betas of our first three Live CD appliances:

As described on our website:

  • Based on Ubuntu 8.04.1 (hardy LTS).
  • Minimal footprint (typically around 150MB) - each appliance is
    carefully built from the ground up with the minimum components needed
    to serve its role with maximum efficiency and security.
  • Packaged as an installable Live CD (I.e., bootable ISO) that can run
    on real hardware in addition to most types of virtual machines.

15aab31af4dabb87bb1fbca39d0ce3826c61acbd *turnkey-lamp-2008.09.02-hardy-x86.iso
d077fb05236bb36b83e0a604e68d9eca162d6d49 *turnkey-drupal-2008.09.02-hardy-x86.iso

Debian Live Manual

"The main goal of this manual is to serve as a single access point to all documentation related to the Debian Live project. It does not include end-user documentation for using a Debian Live system."

Hadron Gnu/Linux

Hadron is a Gentoo-base LiveCD for daily use and data recovery. You can surf the internet, listen to music, watch films, edit and view documents, etc..
* Firefox 3
* Pidgin
* Abiword
* Evince
* Gnumeric
* Audacious
* Geany
* Mplayer
* Mirage
* Vinagre and tsclient

In addition, you can use Hadron as data recovery tool. Hadron contains testdisk, parted, Gparted, PhotoRec, sfdisk etc

If you intrest in Hadron, can visit our homepage...

svn checkout hadronlive-read-only

Creating a Flamerobin/Firebird livecd with Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04.

This is an howto create your own ubuntu live cd with firebird/ubuntu and custom applications ,in guide ubuntu variation used was Xubuntu (is smaller and can be customized easier ) but it works for any hardy release

BackTrack 3 LiveCD and LiveUSB

"BackTrack is the most Top rated linux live distribution focused on penetration testing. With no installation whatsoever, the analysis platform is started directly from the CD-Rom and is fully accessible within minutes. [...]

Currently BackTrack consists of more than 300 different up-to-date tools which are logically structured according to the work flow of security professionals. This structure allows even newcomers to find the related tools to a certain task to be accomplished. New technologies and testing techniques are merged into BackTrack as soon as possible to keep it up-to-date.

No other commercial or freely available analysis platform offers an equivalent level of usability with automatic configuration and focus on penetration testing."

Description: CD Image
Name:: bt3-final.iso
Size: 695 MB
MD5: f79cbfbcd25147df32f5f6dfa287c2d9
SHA1: 471f0e41931366517ea8bffe910fb09a815e42c7

Description: USB Version (Extended)
Name:: bt3final_usb.iso
Size: 784 MB
MD5: 5d27c768e9c2fef61bbc208c78dadf22
SHA1: 3aceedea0e8e70fff2e7f7a7f3039704014e980f


"A tool for building complete Linux filesystem images

Rootstrap was originally written to provide a facility for building filesystems for use with User-mode Linux, but can be useful in other applications as well.

It uses a modular set of shell scripts to create the filesystem image, install a base system, and customize it for a particular application. Currently, it only builds Debian systems, but the architecture is such that other base systems could be used instead.

Use of rootstrap does not require root access, or special privileges of any kind. This is because it builds the filesystem inside a User-mode Linux system running under an unprivileged uid.

Filesystem creation with rootstrap is quick and painless. With a local mirror and a single command, a fresh Debian filesystem can be created in about 3 minutes on relatively modest hardware."


"a little python script, live-xmaker.

Live-xmaker is a command line front-end to live-helper, inspired by morphix-mmaker[4][5] (written by Alex de Landgraaf). This allows all the configurations for a liveCD build to be specified in one XML file. [...]

I plan to update live-xmaker with all the possible options available via live-helper [...]

This script is licensed under the GNU GPL v2 or later."

Feedback is very welcome. I have also cc'ed the morphix-developers mailing list as it may pique the interest of follow morphers."


"The Crocodile project aims to cross-compile Debian from scratch by using Scratchbox. Currently the essential packages of the Sarge distribution can be built for the ARM (little-endian) architecture. Support for the MIPS (big-endian) and CRIS architectures is under development."

Creating a root filesystem with rootstrap

"One day, I needed a Debian Sarge root filesystem to be used with User Mode Linux, because the official website of UML only provided Debian Woody images. This short document explains how you can create your own root filesystem and run it through UML.

In the document, host is the computer on which you're working, and the target is the system we're trying to build."

Fedora Electronic Laboratory Live i686

"'Design, Simulate and Program electronics. [...]

Fedora Electronic Lab' is a Feature for Fedora 8. It was approved on FESCo Meeting (2007-08-16).

For Fedora 8's release, "Fedora Electronic Lab" targets mainly the Micro-Nano Electronic Engineering field.

It introduces

* tools for Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Design Flow process to the Fedora Collection for ASIC Design Flow.
* extra open source standard cell libraries supporting a feature size of 0.13µm
* extracted spice decks which are simulated with gnucap/ngspice

It is intended for electronic, VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) students and hobbyists for educational purposes."

Tiny Linux 2.0-pre1

"Tiny Linux is a small Linux distribution designed especially for old recycled computers. [...]

On the cd we have:

- a bootable tiny linux based on Slackware's initrd.img - not compressed so you need: 6mb for just putting the image into memory, 1 mb for the kernel, 1 mb for basic modules and 1 mb for system to work: 6+1+1+1 = 9mb of RAM -> that's what you need to use the CD.

TINY Linux distribution comes under "GNU GPL."

Size: 56956202 bytes ~ 57 MB
MD5: d7be63b179174c8dd92f56ef0994ef48 *

For version 1.0 look at:


"Relax and Recover (abbreviated ReaR) is a highly modular disaster recovery framework for GNU/Linux based systems, but can be easily extended to other UNIX alike systems. The disaster recovery information (and maybe the backups) can be stored on the network, USB devices and DVD/CD-R. The result is bootable rescue system that can be booted via PXE, DVD/CD and USB media.

The rear project is a spin-off of two existing projects:

* OpenVPN Gateway Builder (OGB) of Schlomo Schapiro, and
* Make CD-ROM Recovery (mkCDrec) of Gratien D'haese

We had the idea to take the best of both worlds. The modular concept of OGB and the disaster recovery part of mkCDrec. We are proud that we were able to release rear v1.0 with a few weeks of coding. That was only possible due to strict modular design and seperating duties within the design and coding.

We can only hope that we can/may inspire other developers to jump on our disaster recovery project and help us to improve and deliver new plug-ins.

Now, one and a half years later, we are proud to release rear 1.6 amongst the knowledge that Relax & Recover is used by a growing community of end-users and contributors.

Purpose and Key Features

* Focus on Disaster Recovery, not backup
* Modular concept easy to extend with new features
* For Linux and other Unix-like operations systems
* No external dependancies - use only standard software supplied with the distribution
* Linux: kernel > 2.6 supported (no kernel 2.2/2.4 support !)
* User friendly - minimal output, use log file for error messages and details
* Designed with enterprise environments and security issues in mind

The aim is to make rear as least demanding as possible, it will require only the applications neccessary to fulfill the job rear is configured for. All other applications will be copied to the rescue system if they are present.


rear is licensed under the GNU General Public License"


Free mini-operating system

Making an Ubuntu Live USB

"How to make a USB flash drive function as a Ubuntu (or Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu) Live CD. The base file system is ext3, it boots using extlinux and supports the same hardware as the Live CD. Instructions on how to update the Live CD and modify it's contents are also given. For the entire document /dev/sda is the USB device.

Booting from a USB device is ofter faster than from CD and USB drives are easier to carry. You should know why you want and or need this. We used Kubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn as our image for booting and a Gentoo system for building on."

WattOS Alpha 2

"Our message is simple

Light - Fast - Now

Use your computers in a lightweight but fully featured way using less energy. The operating will run on low power computers and recycled systems keeping you working and playing with all the features you expect..

It will be fast and easy, and now is the right time to rethink our energy use and computers in our daily lives.

There will be three desktop versions

wattOS - The core desktop system using a fully featured Gnome desktop

mWattOS - Milliwatt a smaller desktop system using XFCE as the core interface. (known as mWOS)

µWattOS - Microwatt an even smaller desktop utilizing a minimal desktop GUI or command line. Ideal for appliances, small systems, kiosks, or old computers.

There will initially be one server version that will be modular and specialized.

Substation - The wattOS server"

WattOS Alpha 2 Torrent Download 457.40 MB

Moblin Image Creator

"Moblin Image Creator is a tool aimed at making life easier for the mobile and embedded developer. The tool is designed to be extremely flexible with platform-specific knowledge isolated to a platform definition. Initial focus is on a new class of devices known as Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), but the design of Moblin Image Creator is not MID-specific and talk is already underway to add new platform definitions to build consumer electronics stacks, such as TV set-top boxes.

Note: Previously, "Moblin Image Creator" was called "Project Builder", so you may see references to the old name in the documentation and source code.

There are three fundamental features that Moblin Image Creator provides:

* creating a platform-specific build-environment, or "project"
* creating a platform-specific target file-system
* providing user selectable "feature sets" (or fsets) to install bundles of packages that provide some high-level functionality

For more details on projects, targets, fsets, and images, click here."

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