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what about portable OSes??

#1 Post by donald » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:31 am

what about portable OSes??

I note the edition of qemu manager but
not the available free OSes to go with it
I havent found any portable OSesb listed IN THE MAIN LISTING nor the discussion of any of the lennox based "portable"?? OSes

I would like to know about DSL-N, Puppy Lennox, etc
any OSes claiming portability

I may just be running bad searches but I didnt find a discussion about
these Lennox OSes listed under rejected apps

please if its here contact me through the TPFC

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#2 Post by alanbcohen » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:45 am

A couple of things;
- This website appears to be heavily Windows oriented, although there are some applications with BSD, Linux, MacOS, or other OS versions.
- DSL-N does not seem to be under development anymore.
- DSL (N's older sibling) is still in active development. A version with QEMU can be found on the DSL website:
In fact, there is a new version today.
- There are many Linux and BSD versions that are bootable from CD, DVD, or even USB drives. A good place to look for them is:

Good luck!


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#3 Post by portackager » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:00 am

If you're looking for something small, DSL is the way to go.

I would also recommend

Puppy linux, it's pretty a pretty good distro, the desktop interface is similar to windows 9xhttp://puppylinux.com/download/index.html

Under 100 megs

Another one is Slax it'st larger than puppy and dsl, but packs more features /based off slackware and includes an interface KDE desktop.

Under 200 megs

All of them have pretty low system requirements and include a live cd.

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#4 Post by Simon.T » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:09 am

I'm not sure exactly what you're asking for...

If you wish to get an OS which can be run on an optical disc then alanbcohen & portackager already got the answer for you...

But if you wish that TPFC will suggest to its users a repository of Linux, BSD etc. etc. distributions that could be running on an optical discs then this is unacceptable (IMHO at least) because this will require to submit like 90% of all the OSs on http://distrowatch.com/

Do you know DVDs? DVD can contain Ubuntu or SUSE Linux in it :!:

If you meant to CDs then... still no - as far as I saw, there are more than 20 distributions of Linux that can be run on a CD. if that's what we got now, in the (not so far) future we'll have more than 100 -- dunno, maybe I'm wrong?!?
This will be useless cause we're already have http://distrowatch.com/

Maybe (and I'm emphasizing Maybe) we can think of OSs like ReactOS Slax DSL etc., OSs that are less than 250MB

That's all I have to say, and as I mentioned this is only my opinion :wink:

Please fix me if the info above is missing, lacking, incomplete or even wrong .... in any way.


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#5 Post by Ameri-CAIN » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:48 am


Here is what you are looking for.


Pay close attention to the links under this picture on the site.


Pretty much anything that says "run on Windows from USB without rebooting" uses QEMU and the link will provide excellent instructions on how to get it running.

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#6 Post by lajjal » Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:46 am

Try Slitaz linux from slitaz.org. Boots from a virtual CD in QEMU and is only 20mb in size. All the bells and whistles even so. Works fine if you keep it on the "CD" and just save settings each time.

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