Salix Live 13.0 (32-bit) is ready :)

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Re: Salix Live 13.0 (32-bit) is ready :)

Post by thenktor » 16. Apr 2010, 11:50

SoleSoul wrote:It's kind of unbelievable but something (maybe the LiveCD release) brought Salix to the 9# place in (the unreliable, I know) Page Hit Ranking on Distrowatch for the last 7 days.
Just another step on our mission to world domination :mrgreen: :twisted: 8-)
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Re: Salix Live 13.0 (32-bit) is ready :)

Post by ikke » 19. Apr 2010, 18:04

Too late ... But then I have been away for a couple of weeks.

Just to congratulate the whole LiveCD team for having provided this nice piece of work. Also the User Guide looks very nice. Thank you, Akuna, and all the others I do not know...

Have done a poor man's install. And am testing now. So far no problems. Saw a few Slackware packages have been replaced with Salix packages but same version number. Guess no problem if I keep those Slackware packages for the time being.

Might come back later if any problems arise!

Repeat : Salix Live is too good. Make a little bit more noise so that more people are aware ...

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Re: Salix Live 13.0 (32-bit) is ready :)

Post by subsonic » 21. Apr 2010, 21:16

So now that I tried it out and was pretty unimpressed, how do I go about removing grub2 from the mbr of my USB key.

I was hoping this would be an exciting but it just lacks and installling grub2 to the USB key, was that really necessary?

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Re: Salix Live 13.0 (32-bit) is ready :)

Post by Shador » 21. Apr 2010, 21:33

subsonic wrote:So now that I tried it out and was pretty unimpressed, how do I go about removing grub2 from the mbr of my USB key.

I was hoping this would be an exciting but it just lacks and installling grub2 to the USB key, was that really necessary?
The same way you go about removing any loader from the MBR of any device. By overwriting the first 440 Bytes with zeroes. Something like (with e.g. sda as <your dev>):

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dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/<your dev> bs=440 count=1
Be aware that by doing this you can potentially damage the device causing data loss.
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Re: Salix Live 13.0 (32-bit) is ready :)

Post by JRD » 21. Apr 2010, 21:49

if you want to remove grub2 from you usb key, just issue a

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dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=440 count=1
...But I don't see the point of removing it.

LOL, beated by Shador :)
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Re: Salix Live 13.0 (32-bit) is ready :)

Post by Akuna » 21. Apr 2010, 21:50

JRD wrote:LOL, beated by Shador :)
Me too, I gave up posting it :D
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Re: Salix Live 13.0 (32-bit) is ready :)

Post by subsonic » 25. Apr 2010, 00:38

JRD wrote:bs=440 count=1[/code]...But I don't see the point of removing it.

How about

I want to boot other livecd/dvds from it that don't use GRUB2 and while its on there I'm unable to

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Re: Salix Live 13.0 (32-bit) is ready :)

Post by JRD » 25. Apr 2010, 02:15

You can boot every system with grub2, you just need to add them in the menu. It's only a simple text file.
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Re: Salix Live 13.0 (32-bit) is ready :)

Post by subsonic » 26. Apr 2010, 16:19

Your quite aways off from the KISS philosophy from Slackware. Extra work to boot a livecd is not KISS.

BTW this distro sort of blows, you guys should KISS and make up with Zenwalk. Hell half of your stuff is Zenwalk anyways

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Re: Salix Live 13.0 (32-bit) is ready :)

Post by JRD » 26. Apr 2010, 16:24

This is stupid! When other LiveCD will install syslinux on you USB key, it will simply overwrite grub2, so what's the point ?
The rest of you post is just FUDD.
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