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#1 2006-01-31 23:40:37

Trained.Monkey
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From: Czechoslovakia
Registered: 2005-12-15
Posts: 20

Micro livecd based on Arch, testers wanted, only 30 MB

Hello all,
I created small live cd based on Arch init scripts. Here are some points:
* It's contains only console tools, no X stuff.
* Very small, iso have only 29 MB
* Contains Arch install script, you can make ftp install
* Full kernel from Arch (takes 17 MB, system takes only 12 MB smile ), hwdetect is used
* Based on uclibc (small, but binary incompatible)
* Many utils are supplied by busybox
* Big set of utils: mc, centericq, bashburn, music player ...
* Links web browser with framebuffer support (can display images)
* No wireless,ppp support yet sad

Here is list of packages:  alsa-utils, archsetup, bashburn, bastet, cdrdao, cdrtools, centericq, curl, dialog, dosfstools, dvd+rw-tools, eject, enigma, ettercap, ext2resize, fbi, flac, grub, htop, iptables, jfsutils, lame, lilo, links, mc, mime-types, moc, mpg123, mutt, netcat, nmap, normalize, ntfsprogs, openssh, openssl, reiserfsprogs, rsync, screen, snarf, speex, squashfs-tools, tcpdump, vorbis-tools, vsftpd, xfsprogs + some libs

You can download iso at: http://kotek.net/minimax/livecd.iso
MD5: 624cc78f0f1326e6ff153e32ca0b1dcc

There are some messages during booting about /dev/ram0 mounting, ignore it.

Please test it and report possible bugs.

Thanx


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#2 2006-01-31 23:59:30

tomk
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Registered: 2004-07-21
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Re: Micro livecd based on Arch, testers wanted, only 30 MB

You'll be adding wireless then? I'd be interested when that happens.

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#3 2006-02-01 05:45:21

Trained.Monkey
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From: Czechoslovakia
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Re: Micro livecd based on Arch, testers wanted, only 30 MB

yes, I will add some patches + ndiswrapper


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#4 2006-02-01 05:54:56

iBertus
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From: Greenville, NC
Registered: 2004-11-04
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Re: Micro livecd based on Arch, testers wanted, only 30 MB

WOW! Great job with this micro live cd.

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#5 2006-02-01 06:06:43

iphitus
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Registered: 2004-10-09
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Re: Micro livecd based on Arch, testers wanted, only 30 MB

with modifications this would work awesomely on a 32mb flash drive

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#6 2006-02-01 07:51:04

tomk
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Re: Micro livecd based on Arch, testers wanted, only 30 MB

I like this a lot. I'm posting from it right now, via qemu! smile

Re wireless, will you be able to squeeze wlan-ng in?

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#7 2006-02-01 09:15:42

Trained.Monkey
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Re: Micro livecd based on Arch, testers wanted, only 30 MB

wlan-ng ? I dont know this soft. Actually I don't  know anythink about wifi...

But home page looks reasonable. I'll see...


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#8 2006-02-01 12:04:30

iphitus
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Re: Micro livecd based on Arch, testers wanted, only 30 MB

There are already PKGBUILDs for nearly all the wireless drivers out there.

Contact z4ziggy[at]user-contributions[dot]org

He's got PKGBUILDS for them all, and all setup to go with a liveCD.

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#9 2006-02-01 12:53:43

Mr Green
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Registered: 2003-12-21
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Re: Micro livecd based on Arch, testers wanted, only 30 MB

I agree with iphitus ,,,, it would make a great base for skinny archie ....


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#10 2006-02-22 18:01:26

patroclo7
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From: Bassano del Grappa, ITALY
Registered: 2006-01-11
Posts: 913

Re: Micro livecd based on Arch, testers wanted, only 30 MB

Reading this very interesting post, I have been tempted to try links with the framebuffer driver (above mentioned). What an awesome browser!!! I really think that links should be compiled by default with --enable-graphics --with-fb also in arch, thus a lot of people would not install X anymore in their desktop system:)


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#11 2006-02-26 20:57:21

clank
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Registered: 2005-04-11
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Re: Micro livecd based on Arch, testers wanted, only 30 MB

Awesome project; already used it to recover a mysql database from an old (last time anything was updated was about 2001) freebsd server that isn't allowed to connect to the campus network anymore... it was actually rootkit'ed.  When I tried to use knoppix on it, the boot up took so long that I was able to stare at the screen for ten minutes, look for another liveCD, find minimax in the forums, download it, and burn it all before the boot-up had complete.  Conversely, boot-up took ~4 minutes with minimax.

So what image size are you aiming for with the project;  like are you going for 32mb flash drive, a 50mb business card cd, or something else?

Just to let you know, the links to arch are broken on your site.


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