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Mix few live-cd distro in one cd..

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Mix few live-cd distro in one cd..

Postby cluzterix » Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:51 am

Hi, all..
I have many linux live-cd with compact size (50mb, 198mb, 202mb, etc).
I think if I have to burn each distro in each cd, it so wasteful for me.
Can I just burn some distro onto just 1 cd? So, I can choose which distro I want to run in boot menu list when startup?

Thank you so much for any helps..

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Postby nick » Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:23 am

It is possible, but I don't know how to do it, or how easy it is.

Here's a starting point: viewtopic.php?t=173 That LiveCD is 7 different LiveCDs, all bootable with GRUB.
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thank you

Postby cluzterix » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:35 am

Thank you for the information..
Even not get the details, at least i have a new knowledge in my mind..
thank you. :D
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Postby baron_iv » Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:38 pm

It appears that all the creator of the Multi-Distro LiveCD has just made a root directory for each distro, copied the distro into that directory, then simply (or NOT so simply) installed grub to point to each individual distro. It SOUNDS/LOOKS easy, but I'm not sure it is. I've been considering trying this for quite some time now. There are several distros I've grown accustomed to...if I could fit all of those onto one LiveDVD, I'd be mighty happy.
It would also come in handy for the various gaming CDs produced by the fine folks over at pclinuxos.
If anyone runs across a really good how-to make a LiveCD/DVD with multiple distros on it, PLEASE send me the link. I'd be forever indebted to you! hehe
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Postby Teobromina » Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:37 pm

Sorry. I am new here. I use to make multiboot ISOs with different Linux live distros, but till now I need to have all the booting images for building the ISOs. Visit my page to see how I do it. The method is Barts' Way.

I do not know if this is helping for you. I am looking for another different method to try it, I mean a freeware one, and a method that do not need any booting image, but I do not find it.

Anyway the methot I am presently using is good enough to fulfill all my needs (to boot Linux, DOS and other OS by choosing the OS from a menu).


"What you do, do quickly". (John 13:27). Visit my page:
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