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gummimann
01-16-2005, 01:07 PM
Hey

I bought me a USB-pen with 512MB. Got it working with DSL. But now I`m looking for a distro with a little more to offer then DSL, but smaller then the full version of Knoppix. I`m gonna use it for security reasons so tools like nessus, kismet, airsnort, ethereal etc. would be nice. Would also be nice to have te ipw2100 driver pre-installed :wink:

I looked at Knoppix STD, but it looks like an early version, and is i little bit to big.

Anyone got a few pointers??
Thnx!!

Bodhi
01-17-2005, 07:40 AM
You could try mini-Knoppix but it is kind of old also. I like Slax myself put it might be larger than you want. For a large list of Live cd's go here:
http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
You should be able to find a small distro to your liking there.

gummimann
01-17-2005, 04:47 PM
Thnx!

A nice list. I foud a few interesting choices. Any toughts on these?

Local Area Security
NavynOs
TPM Security Server

OErjan
01-17-2005, 06:42 PM
feather linux perhaps?
http://featherlinux.berlios.de/
a qoute from their page

What is it?
Feather Linux is a Linux distribution which runs completely off a CD or a USB pendrive and takes up under 115Mb of space. It is a Knoppix remaster (based on Debian), and tries to include software which most people would use every day on their desktop.

gummimann
01-19-2005, 11:12 AM
Thnx I`ll try it out.

Anyone know if there is a redhat/fedora based live cd out there?

cybercoin
01-21-2005, 04:19 PM
check this link http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=cd :wink:

Bodhi
01-28-2005, 10:05 PM
Yes, Adios is a redhat based distro. Here's the link
http://dc.qut.edu.au/adios/
There are some others that are Red Hat Fedora based. Basilisk ( formerly linux4all) is one of them.
The link is here:
http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
or direct download link:
http://www.linux4all.de/livecd/basilisk/1.3/
Berry linux is probably the smallest of the Redhat based live cd distros. You can find a link to it at:
http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php

pureone
02-02-2005, 12:48 AM
i like las its cool nice and small only major problem i have with it is that the matrix look is not matrix enough and the mouse wheel dont get picked up.

brianez21
03-22-2005, 10:43 PM
may linux? (http://may-linux.ath.cx)

eco2geek
03-22-2005, 11:13 PM
There's also a distro named Flash Linux (http://www.flashlinux.org.uk/) made to install on a 256MB or larger USB key. You download their live CD (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=124770) and follow their instructions (http://www.flashlinux.org.uk/make) on setting it up. It's based on Gentoo and uses GNOME as its default window manager.

According to their site, you can install Ethereal and Nessus as "optional packages."

(Unfortunately, my Giga-Byte GA-7VAX mobo won't allow me to boot off of a USB key. Never thought about "booting off of a USB key" as a criterion for selecting a motherboard when I bought it, but that's going to be at the top of the list next time.)

Harry Kuhman
03-23-2005, 06:58 AM
....download their live CD and .... on setting it up......
Thanks for the tip. It looks like this live USB release might be somethiing I can finally get to boot, the instructions of formatting the usb device are well detailed. However, I have way may be to others a stupid question. The link you gave to the instructions starts with "Boot from the Live CD". But the link that you gave to the iso doesn't really seem to have an iso file. Instead it has flashlinux.iso-part1, flashlinux.iso-part2 and flashlinux.iso-part3. It's not obvious to me how these 3 parts need to be combined. Did I just do a "copy/b file1+file2+file3 filename" type of thing, or do I need a special tool to recombine these parts properly?

eco2geek
03-23-2005, 08:36 AM
Did I just do a "copy/b file1+file2+file3 filename"

Exactly - on DOS, copy /b file1+file2+file3 /b file4 - instructions here (http://www.flashlinux.org.uk/download). (Maybe there's a filesize limitation on Sourceforge?)

cyberoidx
03-30-2005, 05:19 PM
(Unfortunately, my Giga-Byte GA-7VAX mobo won't allow me to boot off of a USB key. Never thought about "booting off of a USB key" as a criterion for selecting a motherboard when I bought it, but that's going to be at the top of the list next time.)

Not really neccessary for you to boot the key from your BIOS/Mobo I just read it a few moments ago, but its late night and i'm really sleeeeeepy. I think there is a bootloader called SLAX? maybe i'll get you the names by tommorow..........