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How to test latest Slitaz (35mb) with no CD (FREE)
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Atle

Joined: 19 Nov 2008
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Location: Oslo, Norway

PostPosted: Sat 10 Mar 2012, 15:54    Post subject:  How to test latest Slitaz (35mb) with no CD (FREE)
Subject description: Download Slitaz ISO, extract and add to Puppy's menu.lst
 

Hello folks...

Probably many likes to test and try also other distroes, to compare or just for fun. Here is a method that I was given at the guys over at Slitaz IRC.

What: How to boot the latest developer version of Slitaz, called Rolling Release
(note! this might not work with the official Slitaz like 3.0, 4.0 or Cooking. I think it only works with the daily build of Slitaz.

The example is the way i did it exact. Other can do other ways if like.

1) Download the slitaz-core.iso

2) Mount the slitaz-core.iso, and copy the files to a partition. Preferablt a ext4 one. The partition should not have other bootable stuff on it.

3) Rund Grub4dos to "pick" up your new bootable Linux. Then as Grub4dos ask if you like to edit the menu.lst, look for #Full Installed Linux, and replace what is there with this:

title Slitaz Live
kernel (hd0,3)/boot/bzImage rw root=/dev/null vga=normal autologin
initrd (hd0,3)/boot/rootfs.gz

NOTE!. The example uses sda4 as the bootable partition for Slitaz.

If you use other partitions, it goes like this: (xxx=sda, sdb etc)

xxx1= (hd0,0)
xxx2= (hd0, 1)
xxx3=(hd0, 2)
etc...

If you have a another partition, you can install to it, or even USB I think.
I have not installed yet, but like to hear if anyone gets any good results on this.

My entire menu.lst looks like this:


# menu.lst produced by grub4dosconfig-v1.7
color white/blue black/cyan white/black cyan/black
timeout 10
default 0

# Frugal installed Puppy

title Lupu 528 (sda3)
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /lupu_528.sfs
kernel /vmlinuz pmedia=atahd pfix=fsck
initrd /initrd.gz

title Lupu 528 (sda3) RAM mode\nBoot up Puppy without pupsave
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /lupu_528.sfs
kernel /vmlinuz pmedia=atahd pfix=ram,fsck
initrd /initrd.gz

title Skype static 2.1.0.81 (sda2)
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /skype_static-2.1.0.81.sfs
kernel /vmlinuz pmedia=atahd pfix=fsck
initrd /initrd.gz

# Full installed Linux

title Slitaz Live
kernel (hd0,3)/boot/bzImage rw root=/dev/null vga=normal autologin
initrd (hd0,3)/boot/rootfs.gz

# Windows
# this entry searches Windows on the HDD and boot it up
title Windows\nBoot up Windows if installed
errorcheck off
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /bootmgr
chainloader /bootmgr
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /ntldr
chainloader /ntldr
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /io.sys
chainloader /io.sys
errorcheck on

# Boot from Partition Boot Sector

title Microsoft Windows XP Professional (sda1:PBS)
uuid 2A78060A7805D60B
chainloader +1

title Unknown (sdc:PBS)
map (hd1) (hd0)
map (hd0) (hd1)
map --hook
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

# additionals

title Find Grub2\nBoot up grub2 if installed
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /boot/grub/core.img
kernel /boot/grub/core.img

title Grub4Dos commandline\n(for experts only)
commandline

title Reboot computer
reboot

title Halt computer
halt
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++End

Slitaz is fun and can be nice to know at least,. Please tell me if you come up with any FUN stuff . I can not give support or help on this issue, as I got help to get this done my self. Questions regarding Slitaz, belongs in their FORUM or ask at the IRC #slitaz or visit their WebChat

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Keef


Joined: 20 Dec 2007
Posts: 646
Location: Staffordshire

PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar 2012, 14:40    Post subject:  

Don't want to be a nit-picker, but this is not really a method to boot directly from the iso (I think there are ways to do this though). It is a manual frugal install - it is how I install Puppy, and other distros too if they take my fancy. Nooby has tried this with 100's of 'em...
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Mar 2012, 17:17    Post subject:  

So now it should be a more correct post...
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