Tuesday, September 20, 2016

MultiSystem Boot CD-Update

MultiSystem Boot CD
I have written a lot about MultiSystem CD.
It can be used in Windows but I am not going to waste time.
In Linux one can extract the SH file obtained from sourceforge, install it and run with ROOT permission.
It cannot be used as an ordinary user.

If you want to avoid root permission easiest way is to download version 9 from sourceforge, write the image into a CD (make sure it is 700 MiB), (why waste a DVD) and boot up.
It has Gparted too.
One must download all the images (ideally in the hard disk or even an external hard disk) beforehand.
NeBootIn let you download from the sight but it takes lot of time.
It is better test the isos by writing on CD/DVD. 

What I do is install it on a FLASH Drive First using the CD. (ms.its.precise r9) or even an external hard disk and boot it on RAM and start adding one image after another to the Graphic Till or Cage.
No terminal!
Suse, Fedora and the new Debian (early 8 version supports live DVDs) do not support it.
Not to bother it tells you if it cannot make a live script.
If any of the distributions does not boot for any reason, what you have to do is to mount the flash drive on a Linux session and delete the live folder.
The name of the distribution remains in the Grub File but do not click the deleted one since the Flash drive or Hard disk hangs out looking for for the script.
If that happens wait a few seconds and PRESS the off button. If you do not wait for few seconds it might burn your RAM.
I did all this with on an old 32 bit IBM for three hours with only 1 GiB RAM, while doing (other) multi-tasks, nothing untoward happened.
That is the beauty of Linux. 
Ten or more distributions in a Flash Drive is handy!
 The mounting partition has to be FAT.
This was done on Debian 8.0.0

Live Linux CD (below 700MiB)

Live Linux CDs.
There isn't a single bootable functional Linux CD except MX-14.4 available currently.
Linux was known to run on 4 to 8 MiB graphic cards.
Linux was suppose to use limited resources.
It is getting bulky (most of the utilities are never used).
I use Peppermint and it is low on utilities.
Only other Linux distribution may be Absolute Linux.
Arch Linux may have a minimal CD but it only for a Geek-very finicky for a newbies.
Debian has a Mini Version (net Install and Standard) but not easy for a beginner.
Thanks Mepis / Peppermint KEEP UP the Good Work.
It was called AntiX and currently MX.
It is a Mepis Linux derivative.
Thanks guys/Girls at Mepis, please do not terminate this service.
Knoppix has a live CD but hard to find now.
There is Gparted that can be used for partitioning but not for install.
There was DSL-Damn Small Linux only 50 MiB.
There are Finnix, System Rescue,Clonezilla but all these are for guys with knowledge with Linux. 

MultiSystem CD is one of my favorite CDS.
It has Gparted, too.
It comes from France and by pressing F2 one can work in English.
The Graphic utility also gives an option to select language, if you forget to press F2 quick enough.


Password is here!
Isotester 2016.8.30 version is out.
I tested the 32 bit version.
It is pretty good for Audio and Video Work.
username (not mentioned) is isotster
Password for 64 bits is avl64 and for 32 bits is avl32
Nearly 3 GiB and boots quick.
In my previous (review) testing I said it was slow to boot (64 bit version).
Gparted is there but won't function and asking for authentication!
Enjoy the Linux FUN.
Thanks Guys and Girls from ? Italy I believe.