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When is the portable Linux OS going to be released for beta testing?
There are plenty of portable Linux solutions already. One I know of is Damn Small Linux. Download the embedded distribution, it even includes QEMU so you can boot it inside an virtualizer in addition to being able to boot off the stick.
The hard part is making your USB stick bootable, but there are documents all over on that. Google around (if you want to boot Linux be sure to look for a solution that advertises it can boot Linux).
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I had no trouble making the USB stick bootable. Tutorials abound. I just can't manage to make any persistent changes to the drive. Whether I use QEMU or boot from the USB drive, I'm back to square one every time I reboot the OS.
already offers a boot floppy so that if your BIOS doesn't boot your stick, the floppy can.
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Could you give a link please?
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BootFloppyUsb or DSLbootimage
your choice (recommend the bootfloppyusb unless you know your way around linux)
make sure you use rawwrite or something
Thanks. I couldn't find it on the site earlier.
use the persistent command when in quemo it will save your setting for the next time you launch it i use it for ubuntu and works fine lil slow but fine
But I am looking for a Linux that I wouldn't necessarily booted from.
What I am looking for is one that I could (for lack of better words) "open" with portablapps and it would run much like a VNC client right inside windows. A lot like the Mac-on-Stick.
This is pretty much you're looking for. It uses Qemu to run DamnSmallLinux. It will run in a window on your Windows desktop. It uses .bat files to launch, so you can't add it directly to PAM... But you could use AutoIt to make an .exe that will show up in PAM.
This is my AutoIt script for DSL (this is taken from dsl-base.bat):
Run('qemu\qemu.exe -L qemu/ -no-kqemu -m 128 -localtime -soundhw es1370 -kernel linux24 -initrd minirt24.gz -hda KNOPPIX/knoppix -append "qemu vga=791 quiet noscsi nousb nofirewire atapicd noideraid noacpi acpi=off noapm noagp ide1=noprobe ide2=noprobe nomce frugal"', "", @SW_HIDE)
Just paste that into a file, save as DSL.au3, run it through Aut2exe, and it will give you DSL.exe. The @SW_HIDE hides the CMD window that Qemu normally launches, so you only have one window open
As far as VNC... Well that's nothing like what you're asking for. That is only for a remote desktop.
Try having a look at Slax.
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You need to fix your link.
here is the real link
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the one i mentioned and also in another post on here is not booted from you run it from inside windows and the persist com i told you make it remember your settings
also ubuntu does the same thing with that command go here for slax
Yeah, I know about that one.
If you really want linux just download Qemu Puppy
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For the third time has come crawling back to portable apps...
That link goes back to portable apps and there's no Qemu Puppy on the page...
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Link it correctly.
It's kinda scary when my desktop is messier than my room...
sorry guys im still learnig html.
I made the same mistake (Just remember to put http:// in the beginning ;)._)
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It's nice to apologize, but really, you responded over one year later, bumping it from waaay back down the line to the top, when it's really not necessary, as there have been new developments, and other, more modern threads exist about it.
I hope I don't seem harsh; I've felt a couple of times that I'd like to do something, but as it's an old thread, it's generally better to leave it.
(PS: could you also please remove the second last word from your signature, as it's not necessary, and may offend people, me included. Note the last line of my signature...)
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I didn't actually reply, i edited my post... I think. i wasn't going to write this but it was bumped anyway. I'll change my sig after i written it. I'm christian as well but I ask where does it say you can't swear and I said dam not dam*.
If you want to try Linux in Windows, look Linux Launcher or Haiku OS.