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Postby refracta » 2010-04-14 21:12

sshhhhhhhh....its a secret......a secret-y secret......the secret-y-est secret of them all...

some yummy live images and they are squeeze flavored - yummy in my tummy

http://live.debian.net/cdimage/squeeze-builds/


warning - these are alpha images
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby julian67 » 2010-04-14 21:41

I used unetbootin to make a bootable USB Squeeze Live from the downloaded iso. Seems good to me. Boots very fast and everything works on my desktop. I notice it includes an installer and both installation and live session are offered at boot. There is also a setup.exe so the install can be started from inside Windows (or maybe it's wubi and it can be installed inside Windows, don't know).

edit:correction - 'installation and install' becomes 'installation and live session'
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby Bulkley » 2010-04-15 00:02

Thanks, refracta. Yes, they are yummy.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2010-04-15 13:25

Interesting... I am looking forward to have an up-to-date live-cd. So that i will not have to use Ubuntu's for troubleshooting...
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-04-16 14:07

gradinaruvasile wrote:Interesting... I am looking forward to have an up-to-date live-cd. So that i will not have to use Ubuntu's for troubleshooting...

I've never used Ubuntu live cd for trouble shooting. I use Knoppix instead. I really like the tools that come with it. Version 6 comes with lxde which I also like.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2010-04-19 06:50

I just got used to it. Also it has non-free drivers including wireless. Version 9.04 works OOTB with many wifi cards, but from 9.10 onwards some of them wont work without reboot/messing around.

I tried this cd, it seems good, except the lack of module building tools like build-essential, linux-headers etc. Those would be nice to have - meaning you can install drivers such as nvidia, ati, wireless etc on live run.
Also, installing under windows wouldnt work.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-04-19 11:48

I don't use windows.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby Bulkley » 2010-04-19 16:44

jheaton5 wrote:I've never used Ubuntu live cd for trouble shooting. I use Knoppix instead. I really like the tools that come with it. Version 6 comes with lxde which I also like.

Several months ago, I used live-helper to build a Debian live-CD with all the tools I need. It works great.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby hrsetrdr » 2010-04-29 07:59

Thanks refracta, very yummy. I couldn't believe how fast the installation to hdd was, I was sure that I'd only be getting a base system, I didn't get the usual opportunity to make the environment choices(desktop, laptop, server etc), but upon reboot had grub, gdm and a Gnome desktop.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby vicshrike » 2010-05-12 10:52

Very nice indeed. Anyone that has experience with installing squeeze live on eeepc 1000H? Very grateful for feedback!
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-05-12 17:29

julian67 wrote:I used unetbootin to make a bootable USB Squeeze Live from the downloaded iso. Seems good to me. Boots very fast and everything works on my desktop. I notice it includes an installer and both installation and live session are offered at boot. There is also a setup.exe so the install can be started from inside Windows (or maybe it's wubi and it can be installed inside Windows, don't know).

edit:correction - 'installation and install' becomes 'installation and live session'

I'm jealous. I used unetbootin to install squeeze on a USB and the installer kept looking for a CD drive. Did I select the wrong image? I used the i386/netinst.iso image.

Edited to correct a typo.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby julian67 » 2010-05-12 18:00

I would do it differently for the netinstaller. http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch04s03.html.en#usb-copy-easy

The Debian process is quick, easy and it works. You only need your netinstall iso, a suitable boot.img.gz, your USB drive and two commands. First you get the boot.img unpacked onto your USB stick and then you unplug the drive, re-attach and mount it and copy the installer iso onto it. Done. This only works for netinstaller as the boot.img extraction creates a 256MB filesystem on the USB drive, so larger iso images won't fit.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-05-12 19:08

julian67 wrote:I would do it differently for the netinstaller. http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch04s03.html.en#usb-copy-easy

The Debian process is quick, easy and it works. You only need your netinstall iso, a suitable boot.img.gz, your USB drive and two commands. First you get the boot.img unpacked onto your USB stick and then you unplug the drive, re-attach and mount it and copy the installer iso onto it. Done. This only works for netinstaller as the boot.img extraction creates a 256MB filesystem on the USB drive, so larger iso images won't fit.

Yes, I found that "How-to"
Down load boot.img.gz
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zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sdc
cp netinstall.iso /dev/sdc

I tried several times, wouldn't boot. Well, I have Debian 2.6.32 kernel and a mixed system running. But I want a pure fresh install of squeeze. I'll keep trying. Dean put up a link to some interesting new Debian Live images that have an install option. I think I'll try that with unetbootin.

Edit to correct a code error.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby julian67 » 2010-05-12 19:24

jheaton5 wrote:
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zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sdc
cp netinstall.iso /dev/sdc

I tried several times, wouldn't boot.


Looks like your second command is wrong. The device is /dev/sdc and this is what you use for the initial creation of a partition table and filesystem (all done with the zcat boot.img) but the newly created filesystem on the device will be /dev/sdc1, so after detaching and re-attaching the device and mounting the new filesystem you should find that it is /dev/sdc1, and 'cp netinstall.iso /dev/sdc1' is what you need to do (as user, not root).
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-05-12 19:46

Thanks. I'll try that. I'm sure the how-to said to use the drive designation and not the partition.
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