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Author Topic: Absolute-13.0.9-Live-Beta, for CD and USB  (Read 4288 times)
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« on: March 01, 2010, 07:24:48 PM »

Download link at bottom

HDD install: No, its for persistent cd/usb so no installer for hard drive
just install absolute 13.0.9!

USB install: manually install to usb or use Unetbootin

Users:

username: root
password: 77

username: guest
password: 55

First; this iso has nothing to do with Paul Sherman or Absolute Linux
Neither Paul Sherman or Absloute Linux is responsible for it
and as with any Linux Livecd, use at own risk
having said that, have fun!

So, thinking it would be most cool to have your whole Abs setup on a 1GB+ fat32/etx2 or 3 USB
I found a way to make a Absolute Livecd using Linux Live Scripts

The kernel, modules, and firmware are Slax 6.1.2 version 2.6.27.27 from Slax iso.

The build is from a Absolute 13.0.9 Hard drive install

Very cool it runs just almost like a Slax CD/USB 'cept it's absolute 13.0.9 packages,etc
and kernel headers

Besides the kernel, heres where it deviates from reg Absolute

DisplayManager:
Slim; removed GDM and XDM

Desktop:
default Icewm but with "clickless" menu, a gtkdialog reboot/shutdown/logout GUI
couple wallpapers, also added sbopkg; and lxappearance & gtkdialog from SBOPKG's
slackbuilds.org

Apps removed include OpenOffice, Avidemux, kdelibs, k3b, most of the games
and some other biggish apps, you can reinstall these or make them into slax modules
Also removed all the docs in /usr/doc and all the non-english man pages
This was so it would all fit on a 700MB CD-R

It retains all the Dev and Libs for making stuff from source
and is expandable using Slax modules Cool

I also included a slaxsave.zip so you can run persistent from CD/USB
Please read all the docs regarding Slax as most applies here also
http://www.slax.org/documentation.php

Bascially, if booting from cd/usb its setup so it will look for slaxsave.dat(any size) on the root of a usb or partition
you can edit the /boot/absolute.cfg and tell it to save changes whereever you want
just give the path

first you gotta unzip the slaxsave.zip, then unzip the save size you want, 256,etc
it will unzip to a file named slaxsave.dat
put that on usb, or whereever
if you just put it on usb, not in any folder, along with the Absolute13 and boot folder, you dont have to edit absolute.cfg
just use persistent boot option

The X configuration is just like absolute's default post-install-first-boot xconfig
if unsure choose vesa or "no"
I also placed a copy of the script for xconfig on the root desktop, the script is vidconfig from /usr/local/sbin
by default it deletes the script after first run so if you are running persistent, dont delete it as you may need
it to rerun if you are on a PC with strange card,etc
Its BEST to always use the vesa option if booting on various PC's in persistent mode!

The iso also includes custom boot menu and Plop bootmanager
which can boot cdroms, usb’s, usb-cdroms,etc even on PC’s
without BIOS support for booting usb’s,etc

Couple Pics
the boot menu, press F1-F7 for info,etc
http://multidistro.com//distros/slack-slax-based/abs/pics/boot.png

the root desktop while sbopkg is “making” aurora gtk engine
http://multidistro.com//distros/slack-slax-based/abs/pics/maken.png

the guest desktop with sbopkg apps and shutdown-dialog.sh
in $HOME/.icewm
http://multidistro.com//distros/slack-slax-based/abs/pics/guest.png

Heres the Download

Absolute 13.0.9 Live Beta iso 675MB

http://multidistro.com/distros/slack-slax-based/abs/Absolute-Live.zip

Included in .zip is absolute iso, md5sum.txt, a README, and slaxsave.zip

Best to use k3b and “burn” it at slowest speed (8k)
or put it directly on usb manaully or use Unetbootin

Any Questions please ask

The complete How-To Roll-Your-Own Tomorrow....
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 04:33:24 AM »

Very impressive.. Cool  Thank you.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 05:45:42 AM »

Thanks Indy452!

Please tell me if you have tried it yet?
its a beta so any feedback would be great Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 05:52:09 AM »

i think is very impressive too
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 09:10:42 PM »

I've always been impressed with the ingenuity of open source folks like your self...I would probably not do something like this, I've always been satisfied using what others have to offer....good job on this live cd.

I like the theme and w-paper its not too out of line..I would like to see a few more but......I can do that on my own.  All the usual apps are here and running as always except the hp printer toolbox...(had to find something) I can't open that in the live cd or the installed version. ?? don't know why.

The bookmarks toolbar is nice with a nice selection of open source stuff...the actual bookmarks you have are a bit overwhelming though...you could thin those down a bit. Cool  Its nothing like anticapitalista's in antix... Shocked (not that I'm opposed, just find it strange)

All and all I like it and will be using the live cd in virtual box next to my Frugalware.   Its good mate! I rate this 4*


Post the final version unless this is because I can't find too many flaws.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 04:26:27 AM »

Thanks guys

Ehhh...I'm trying to compile the kernel as with Slax's 2.6.27.27 which I used to
make abs live

I wanna use either slacks 2.6.29.6 or abs's 2.6.32.7 but am having great difficulty
patching the kernel for aufs,squashfs, and lzma
as it needs these as modules to use LinuxLiveScripts

I am a newbie at kerneling:) and have tried using some scripts etc
but most fail...sad

SalixOS puts out a slkbuild that "automakes" a kernel patched as above
but it compiles the aufs into kernel, not as modules

Oh I think Paul should add slkbuild for absolute too

see these Indy-
http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Building_packages_with_slkbuild

http://freshmeat.net/projects/slkbuild

Also, Indy llok here
and can you make sense of any of that?
http://enialis.net/~jrd/salix/kernelive/2.6.29.6.smp-1cp/
thats kernel I'm trying to build

heres post Indy
http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=609

Final Edition, which will be vastly slimmer, but with more apps
will come when I get this kernel thing right:)
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 01:03:04 PM »

Hey Indy452
Are you interested in making/maintaining Absolute 13.1.4+ Live?
Will be using the zen kernel 2.6.34 and it will run same way but there are many improvements!

Now that I am maintaing nFluxOS (ARCH testing/Debian Sid/Slackware current/Ubuntu 10.10) my hands are full
However; I have some kernel kits available and will provide you with Template of scripts, etc so you can autobuild
a installed Absolute 13+ system into a LiveCD with full persistency off cd/usb, etc just like Slax

Each time Paul upgrades Absolute all you have to do is rerun the build script; like making cookies!

I will even host it if Paul doesn't want too....

Also, you need a sub-3GB install to make a 700MB livecd....so maybe you could trim some stuff not used on livecd like OpenOffice,etc
and it could also be a rescuecd too...

Tell me your thoughts?
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 04:32:01 PM »

Hey Indy452
Are you interested in making/maintaining Absolute 13.1.4+ Live?
Will be using the zen kernel 2.6.34 and it will run same way but there are many improvements!

Now that I am maintaing nFluxOS (ARCH testing/Debian Sid/Slackware current/Ubuntu 10.10) my hands are full
However; I have some kernel kits available and will provide you with Template of scripts, etc so you can autobuild
a installed Absolute 13+ system into a LiveCD with full persistency off cd/usb, etc just like Slax

Each time Paul upgrades Absolute all you have to do is rerun the build script; like making cookies!

I will even host it if Paul doesn't want too....

Also, you need a sub-3GB install to make a 700MB livecd....so maybe you could trim some stuff not used on livecd like OpenOffice,etc
and it could also be a rescuecd too...

Tell me your thoughts?


Thanks for the offer but unfortunately I don't know jack about doing what you are talking about...I just use linux and absolute.  I just delete spam from this forum also, I can't offer any technical advise to folks.

I don't even use Absolute anymore....It became too buggy for me to deal with. :'(
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