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#1 2009-07-07 17:57:46

ADcomp
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Madbox : liveUsb / toram

custom live Ubuntu based from scratch [1]  and can boot "toram" [2] ..  : http://madbox.tuxfamily.org/

[1] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveC … romScratch
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BootToRAM


madbox-10.10.01-i386.iso - md5 = 58d176a7ed5fd98cb560c29c9f947397

madbox_10.10_1 . madbox_10.10_1 . madbox_10.10_1 . madbox_10.10_1

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#2 2009-07-07 18:56:42

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

could you give us (me) a little "how to" do our own live-cd?

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#3 2009-07-07 19:46:26

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

@ klanger : I can help if you have some problem. I don't think i can do more .. All is explain in "live from scratch" howto

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#4 2009-07-07 19:51:57

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

ADcomp wrote:

@ klanger : I can help if you have some problem. I don't think i can't do more .. All is explain in "live from scratch" howto

Yes, thank you - I'll give it a try maybe tomorrow (now I have to go to sleep - I've been up for almost 20h)

Oh and I've run your distro on my eeepc, but the keyboard map wasn't qwerty sad

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#5 2009-07-07 23:24:48

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

Looking good, nice work ADcomp! smile

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#6 2009-07-07 23:47:35

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

klanger wrote:

Oh and I've run your distro on my eeepc, but the keyboard map wasn't qwerty sad

be (belgium) and fr (french) keyboard are AZERTY .. not  QWERTY.  So change it at boot time ( F2 - other options =>   console-setup/layoutcode=en  )
You can also extract files from ISO , modify menu ( boot/grub/menu.lst ) and recreate a new iso with your boot option .. wink

corenominal wrote:

Looking good, nice work ADcomp! smile

Thanks  big_smile


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#7 2009-07-07 23:54:39

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

The blacks and blues make it looks Fedora-ish big_smile

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#8 2009-07-08 00:07:43

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

@ anonymous :  I'm never  at ease with Fedora but I really like his look'n feel ( more than ubuntu )  smile


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#9 2009-07-08 01:02:53

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

hi adcomp,
just using your madbox-usb-stick on thinkpad for test: everything works fine, good choice of soft, google-oriented is no-need for me but your madbox is a social-distro isn't it ?  wicd is perfect as always, and midori is user-friendly.
anyway, your crunch-lite-social-xslight-adcompstyle distro is much more friendly than rescue-cd and could be good by default on an eeepc (tested a minute ago, works fine on small screen, adeskbar is very usefull on small resolution).
i really like your choice of wallpapers
just a question : what about conky ? just a small one for ram,proc&hd...
very good job. thanks for sharing madbox and sharing for #! too wink  big_smile

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#10 2009-07-08 13:08:45

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

Very nice work, as always!


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#11 2009-07-08 15:01:21

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

Hi arpinux,
Thank you for your very good feedback  big_smile

arpinux wrote:

just using your madbox-usb-stick on thinkpad for test: everything works fine, good choice of soft, google-oriented is no-need for me but your madbox is a social-distro isn't it ?

yes and no .. I only use gmail and google reader ( with prism ). Other webapp are available ( like twitter / facebook / other google app ) and don't take much space , So I create a new bar for these  wink

arpinux wrote:

just a question : what about conky ? just a small one for ram,proc&hd...

I always disable it for testing ( virtualbox ) .. and always forget to activate it again before upload ISO   sad

snowpine wrote:

Very nice work, as always!

cool  ..   thanks !


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#12 2009-07-09 04:10:43

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

Ok, so I've stayed up a whole night (from 2am) and the first method - link to livecd - gives me an error when booting from the new livecd - error 217 kernel panik - bleee.

I think I did what it was said in the manual, but since I'd only 2or3 hours of sleep I'm not sure wink

Any idea what to do with that error?
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About your iso - using setxkbmap pl I changed keyboard to qwerty ... in terminal

Is there a way to change windows manager, because I'm a (new) big fan of awesome windows manager and to be honest I'm quite interesed in a way your toram distro will work will that lighting powered wm smile

Using logout is imposible to change windows manager (and I don't know the password, or my brain is so useless today so I can't think of any).

also a litte of topic - does anyone know how to uninstall openbox from #! ?
sudo apt-get remove/purge openbox gives me somethnig like this whan I want to update my system...
tMXk0dA

The OS works ok, I can install apps, but every time I want to update I get what is above sad Any idea how to remove openbox form #! "the good way" big_smile Or how to fix that update error? I really don't need it, since I'm using awesome wm.

sorry for of topic... learnig, learnig, learnig smile

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#13 2009-07-09 12:39:26

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

Hi Klanger, Madbox uses the Slim login manager (instead of GDM). You have to edit /etc/slim.conf and add awesome to the list of sessions, then you can press F1 at the login screen to choose between windows managers. (Or install GDM if you prefer.)

I think you would have a lot of fun building your own minimal install with awesome. The best instructions I've found are in the following link, just substitute awesome for icewm and you should be off to a good start: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/minimal

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#14 2009-07-09 14:11:09

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

snowpine wrote:

Hi Klanger, Madbox uses the Slim login manager (instead of GDM). You have to edit /etc/slim.conf and add awesome to the list of sessions, then you can press F1 at the login screen to choose between windows managers. (Or install GDM if you prefer.)

I think you would have a lot of fun building your own minimal install with awesome. The best instructions I've found are in the following link, just substitute awesome for icewm and you should be off to a good start: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/minimal

Thanks. I love to make my own little linux distro with Awesome smile

But... yeah there is always "but"... roll

Every time I try to install mini-ubuntu or Arch or Debian on my SD card I can't boot the system. I don't know where to place Grub at SD card, so it'll boot the system.

Any idea? Below is fdisk -l of my eeepc

Disk /dev/sda: 4034 MB, 4034838528 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 490 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x8eb98eb9

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         193     1550241    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2             195         490     2377620   83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 16.1 GB, 16139354112 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1962 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000661e8

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1        1962    15759733+  83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdc: 4007 MB, 4007657472 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 487 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5cd349e7

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *           1         487     3911796   83  Linux
klanger@klanger-laptop:~$ 

Grub should be on hd0,0 hd0,1 hd1,0 .... neutral

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#15 2009-07-09 14:26:04

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

Assuming /dev/sdc is your SD card, you should put Grub on /dev/sdc (I think this is what the 9.04 installer should default to, anyway). Your problem is probably choosing /dev/sdc1 or /sdc2 etc instead of just /dev/sdc with no number. You have to install it to the MBR instead of a specific partition. I hope that helps anyway. smile


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#16 2009-07-09 14:29:06

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

snowpine wrote:

Assuming /dev/sdc is your SD card, you should put Grub on /dev/sdc (I think this is what the 9.04 installer should default to, anyway). Your problem is probably choosing /dev/sdc1 or /sdc2 etc instead of just /dev/sdc with no number. You have to install it to the MBR instead of a specific partition. I hope that helps anyway. smile

Thanks. Hope it will work with ubuntu-mini because it doesn't - hell knows why - work with debian and arch (I always get an error 21 or 17). God only knows how I hate those errors wink


Well, in virtualbox everything is ok, but in real life with sd, I can boot into mini-ubuntu, but it freezes with a commend "busybox  something something" ... in virtualbox my minisystem starts with about 45-50MB in ram which is awesome smile but I can't get the iso out of VB (I don't know why but remastersys makes an iso that while booting also says "busybox.... bla bla bla".

So... I'm back with #!-awesome big_smile

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#17 2009-09-28 02:48:53

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

Hello ..

As karmic is coming soon , I 'm working on new release of my custom live "madbox" ..

.slim_s.jpg . .desktop_1_s.jpg

.desktop_2_s.jpg . .oblogout_s.jpg

base : karmic / kernel 2.6.31-11
* openbox , slim , tint2 , xcompmgr-dana , transset-df , nitrogen , lxrandr , lxappearance , ..
* pcmanfm , thunar , xfburn , gftp , transmission , geany , xarchiver , gparted , ..
* firefox , gnome-player , aumix , viewnior , adeskbar , terminator , gnome-power-manager ,  ..

I upload iso image when it's ready .. ( ~ 335 Mb )

@bientot

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#18 2009-09-29 01:25:18

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

ADcomp wrote:

@ anonymous :  I'm never  at ease with Fedora but I really like his look'n feel ( more than ubuntu )  smile

I like the look of my toilet better than default ubuntu...:P

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#19 2009-09-29 11:47:02

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

Hello ..

Iso image is online :

http://download.tuxfamily.org/madbox/ma … 1.i386.iso

md5 : a93809b742d0f27a43c5b65f92930296

Feedback are welcome  smile


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#20 2009-09-29 13:57:15

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

will check this out when (if it finishes...) it finishes downloading and i can find my lil usbdrives. will let you know how it goes.

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#21 2009-09-29 14:07:12

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

ADcomp wrote:

Hello ..

Iso image is online :

http://download.tuxfamily.org/madbox/ma … 1.i386.iso

md5 : a93809b742d0f27a43c5b65f92930296

Feedback are welcome  smile


downloading... wink

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#22 2009-09-29 16:08:32

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

klanger wrote:

downloading... wink

+ 1 smile

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#23 2009-09-29 19:06:06

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

some info / tips  ..

openbox keybindings :

W-F5 = Reconfigure openbox
C-A-Escape = Execute xkill

W-e = Execute pcmanfm
W-f = Execute firefox
W-t = Execute terminator
W-g = Execute geany
W-u = Execute oblogout

A+F2 = Execute gmrun
W+F1 = go to desktop 1
W+F2 = go to desktop 2
W+space = openbox menu
C+space = openbox windowlist

W-d = ToggleShowDesktop
W-i = Iconify
W-k = ToggleShade
W-j = ToggleDecorations
W-m = ToggleMaximizeFull
W-l = ToggleMaximizeHorz
W-a = ToggleAlwaysOnTop
W-p = ToggleFullscreen

W-Up = volume + ( aumix / pcm )
W-Down = volume - ( aumix / pcm )

F12 = if you use guake ( quake like terminal ) : show/hide

If you want to install some app. ,  remember to update before :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install your_application

if you want to install ( not recommend ! .. but work fine with virtualbox and on my netbook AAO )

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubiquity-frontend-gtk --no-install-recommends
ubiquity

Et voilà .. big_smile

Last edited by ADcomp (2009-09-29 19:06:56)


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#24 2009-09-29 21:03:19

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Re: Madbox : liveUsb / toram

ADcomp wrote:

Hello ..

Iso image is online :

http://download.tuxfamily.org/madbox/ma … 1.i386.iso

md5 : a93809b742d0f27a43c5b65f92930296

Feedback are welcome  smile

Looks good so far. very stable, seems more like a beta than alpha big_smile:D do you have an ETA for the beta?


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#25 2009-09-29 21:06:57

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This is such a cool project! cool


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