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    Other Live CD's

    To get this forum started, here's a link to some of the other Live CD's for Linux that are available.

    And even this list is incomplete! It's missing, for example, at the time of this posting, Helix

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    Pleased to see a listing of so many Live CD's. It would take a user a whale of a lot of time to evaluate so many.

    However, your list might be expanded to include Live DVD's as well and those are fewer. Thus, one could try more than one and have some comments in comparing several.

    Just a thought on the subject.

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    7 distros on 1 Live CD

    7 distros on 1 Live CD, as seen on distrowatch weekly
    If you are a fan of mini Linux live CDs, you might be interested in "Multi Distro", a compilation of several bootable mini live CDs on one disk. The latest version includes no fewer than seven distributions; these are SLAX 4.2.0, BeatrIX November 04, Damn Small Linux 0.8.4, INSERT 1.2.16, SAM 1.1, GeeXboX 0.99, and Recovery Is Possible. The CD also comes with Memtest86, a memory diagnostic program. All these options are neatly arranged in the initial GRUB menu - just take your pick and boot whichever distribution you fancy trying out today. The project doesn't seem to have an official web site, but the latest ISO image, version 2.0, is available for free download from here: mdv20.iso (699MB).

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    In regards to the "Multi Distro", I forgot to mention that I have tried it out & it is really cool. If you have the bandwidth then give it a shot.

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    Tried out Helix Live CD and find it fascinating, certainly not the usual!

    I loaded it...TORAM...in my athlon 1900+ with 3GB ram in 3 minutes to desktop.

    Much to search through in the OS and most of it strange to the uninitiated(like me!).

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    Re: 7 distros on 1 Live CD

    Quote Originally Posted by UnderScore
    7 distros on 1 Live CD, as seen on distrowatch weekly
    If you are a fan of mini Linux live CDs, you might be interested in "Multi Distro", a compilation of several bootable mini live CDs on one disk. The latest version includes no fewer than seven distributions; these are SLAX 4.2.0, BeatrIX November 04, Damn Small Linux 0.8.4, INSERT 1.2.16, SAM 1.1, GeeXboX 0.99, and Recovery Is Possible. The CD also comes with Memtest86, a memory diagnostic program. All these options are neatly arranged in the initial GRUB menu - just take your pick and boot whichever distribution you fancy trying out today. The project doesn't seem to have an official web site, but the latest ISO image, version 2.0, is available for free download from here: mdv20.iso (699MB).
    that site didn't seem to load for me... try this one http://ftp.iasi.roedu.net/mirrors/mu...o/2.0/?C=S;O=A

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    how would you go about making your own multi distro ?

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    May linux

    I just recently discovered May linux. Seems very new, but nice. Similar feel to DSL, using fluxbox, but includes OpenOffice and better fonts. Still playing with it. Check it out.

    http://may-linux.bri1.com/

    sci_fi

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    can you write the disc to the hd instead of ram to make it run faster? and no i dont mean installing it.

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    Does it work when it's booted from CD, without the encapsulation of the ISO format? Another option is to create a partition 1 you can then do your Knoppix "install" on - just use the flash-install script. It will set up booting from that as well as doing all the copying, etc. That script requires the use of partition 1, so you'd have to "move the existing partition 1" to another one of the slots with a partition table editor.

    Cheers!
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    Last edited by krishna.murphy; 08-26-2010 at 05:40 PM. Reason: clarity

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