GentooTH

GentooTH

Web site: www.gentooth.org.ua (not active)
Origin: Ukraine
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.6 | September 14, 2005

GentooTH – a Gentoo based Russian/Ukrainian Linux distribution designed to run from a CD/USB device.

The live media contains approximately 600 packages of various categories, such as: system, multimedia, server and development tools.
It works on Linux kernel 2.6 and offers XFCE and WindowMaker window managers.

If there is 1 GB of RAM or more, it is possible to load the root filesystem and/or system settings into RAM memory.
The live system has an automatic detection equipment via hwsetup and ddcxinfo-knoppix.
Proprietary drivers are enabled for graphics cards of NVIDIA and ATI.

Here is a short list of popular programs preinstalled as default: mozilla firefox, mozilla thunderbird, SIM, psi, xmms, mplayer, xine, gimp (+ gimp-print), gqview, stardict (+ EN <-> EN dictionaries), abiword, gnumeric, lftp, gftp, xsmbbrowser, xcdroast, apache, squid, bind, vsftp, proftp, Samba, nfs-utils, xchat, irssi, mc-mp, iptables, wvdial, bluez-utils, wine, DDD, nmap, ethereal, minicom, pptpclient, pptpd, gnuplot, imagemagic, sane, OpenSSH, slrn, mutt, cups, vim, emacs, tcpdump.

The project developer is Alex Zorg and other contributors.

Download

GentooTH 0.6 i586 708MB.iso
md5sum: c3dd03dd073b08bd810bcff858717dc3

 

Educanix

Educanix

Educanix

Web site: memnon.ii.uam.es/~educanix/index.html (not active)
Origin: Spain
Category: Education
Desktop environment: GNOME?
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (ES): Educanix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | June 16, 2005

Educanix – a Debian based Linux distribution for primary education with many games for children between 3-10 years old.

The live system has no panel, menu, windows, consoles, terminals… just to learn playing!
It works in Spanish language only, and contains packages such as: Linux kernel 2.4.22, udev, gcompris 6.1, gnome 2.6, ktuberling 0.4, KDE 3.3.0, Qt 3.3.3, Tuxpaint 0.9.13.

System requirement: CD-ROM bootable i386 PC with 64 MB RAM.
It has no installation option.

Download

Educanix 1.0 i386 288MB.iso
md5sum: 0a192318c2322d7d9359f410680d4227

 

Ilex

Ilex

Web site: www.proyectoilex.org (not active)
Origin: Spain?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.3 | March 18, 2005

Ilex – a GNU/Linux distribution for institutes of secondary education.

ILEX (latest version: 1.3) is a GNU/Linux distribution specially adapted to institutes of secondary education. It was offered as a single CD ready to be installed on a hard disk, but can also bu run in live mode. It allows you to start the computer from the CD-ROM, with the system and applications working from your own CD, without installing anything. If you want to install it, you will find automated hardware detection, system configuration and installation more then 100 applications.

ILEX can be used as:
– a full server center, which increases the performance and security of your network, where you can use Windows, Linux or mixed. The ILEX Server includes an application server, a lightweight terminal, an educational INTRANET server and a server on the Internet server.
– an ILEX terminal server thin client.
– FREELANCE home computer.

Ilex is a Knoppix remaster which uses KDE desktop and Spanish localization as default.
It was created by Roberto Ibañez and Juan Pablo Rodríguez in 2005.

Download

Ilex 1.3 i386 689MB.iso
md5sum: 29aa3113517bf685f3708152be8eeb05

 

Hikarunix

Hikarunix

Web site: assembla.com/wiki/show/Hikarunix (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Game
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Damn Small Linux
Wikipedia: Hikarunix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.4 | September 20, 2005

Hikarunix – a Damn Small Linux based Linux distribution, dedicated to learn, play and study Go. The name is a portmanteau of the name of the manga and anime series Hikaru no Go and the Linux kernel.

Hikarunix doesn’t touch the hard drive at all. Shut the machine down, pop the CD out, reboot and you’ll find yourself back with the same old OS that you started with. No installation or partitioning is necessary.

The project has been finished in 2005.

Download

Hikarunix 0.4 i386 207MB.iso
md5sum: 35326b9479b9736ed3b6dcddf6b7ce37

 

PHLAK

PHLAK 03

PHLAK LittleBoy

Web site: www.phlak.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Security, Pentest
Desktop environment: Xfce, Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Morphix
Wikipedia (PL): PHLAK
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: LittleBoy beta1 | October 12, 2005

PHLAK (Professional Hacker’s Linux Assault Kit) – a modular LiveCD Linux distribution with a focus on pen-testing, forensics, and network analysis.
PHLAK is a fork of Morphix, and includes two lightweight GUIs (XFCE4 and Fluxbox) and loads of tools, including crackers, sniffers, MITM utilities, and data recovery and duplication utilities. It also includes a seven-step GUI to install to your hard drive if you desire.

It contains tolls such as: nmap, nessus, snort, the coronor’s toolkit, ethereal (now: Wireshark), hping 2, proxychains, lczroex, ettercap, kismet, hunt, brutus.

The PHLAK is created by Alex de Landgraaf.

Download

PHLAK 0.3 Xfce i386 590MB.iso
md5sum: 6f4176b560515071862799513e02ea63
PHLAK LittleBoy beta1 Fluxbox i386 200MB.iso
md5sum: 602b1ecb0635cd247a99efc98a32b1e5

 

Crash Recovery Kit for Linux

Crash Recovery Kit

Web site: crashrecovery.org
Origin:
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, x86_64, SPARC
Based on: Mandrake
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD/Floppy
The last version | Released: 2.6.11.10 | May 18, 2005

Crash Recovery Kit for Linux (CRK) – a specialist Linux distribution contains a tool which can recover your crashed PC.

CRK doesn’t use any graphical desktop environment, it works in text mode only.
The older versions were based on Red Hat Linux, but the latest ones on Mandrake Linux (newer name: Mandriva).

Using CRK you can do, for example:
– recovery of a trashed LILO boot record. How many times does it happen that some person installs windows 98/95 after he/she installed Linux? Well in that case windows 9X just overwrites the MBR record and Linux won’t be able to boot anymore.
– backup over the network in the form of tar.gz tarballs. Both FAT16, FAT32, ext2 and all filesystems which Linux supports in a read/write fashion can be taken care of. The strong part of the CRK is when a disk is replaced or repartitioning is being done. The CRK boots a complete mini Linux with networking where all possible hardware which is inside the Linux kernel is available.
– testing hardware of new Intel based machines.
– detecting versions and types of hardware. The Linux kernel holds a large database of hardware supported. Booting a Linux kernel doesn’t only resolve if the hardware is ok, it also show its specs. This can be handy if one wants to check-out an old/new PC which is for sale.
– recovery of a misconfigured or hacked Linux system. Well that can happen. /etc/fstab can be wrong or the root password is unknown etc.
– make a tape backup of a disk which can’t be booted anymore.

The distribution is available for x86, x86_64 and SPARC machines.
Crash Recovery Kit for Linux developer is Robert M. Stockmann.

Download

Crash Recovery Kit 2.6.11.10 i386 81MB.iso
md5sum: ec8fea1114c06759dbf88b876f62744f
Crash Recovery Kit 2.6.11.10 x86_64 87MB.iso
md5sum: bda03aa7ec1824c1abfa82ca50c95946
Crash Recovery Kit 2.2.25 SPARC 18MB.iso
md5sum: ac0f0a4f394c0736a54299b063df55ce

 

ATmission

ATmission

Web site: www.atconsultancy.nl/atmission/
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0-01 | September 26, 2005

ATmission – a Live Linux CD. You can boot from this CD-rom and experiment with Linux in all it’s aspects. The main advantage of ATmission compared to other Live Linux CD’s is it’s flexibility: you can modify any file on the ATmission Live CD.

This implies that you can:
– create user accounts,
– install additional RPM’s,
– start a database on boot,
– configure a firewall,
– … anything you can do with a normal Linux system, and
– preserve your changes in a file located on hard disk or a USB memory stick

The latest version of ATmission was released in 2005.

Download

ATmission 2.0-01 i386 727MB.iso
md5sum: b50018607e924270152cb630e4a09f92

 

Julex

Julex

Web site: http://julexlinux.sourceforge.net/
Origin: Australia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.5.2.26 | June 9, 2005

Julex – a live-on-CD Linux distribution designed mainly for system repair and maintenance, but also as a basic internet workstation. Using the Fluxbox shell, it runs smoothly on lower end computers. Julex is based on Knoppix and is small in size.

Julex aimed at users that want to get files back from there hard drive after there computer fails to boot, Trouble shoot there pc, Get on the net in a hurry or just as a small light (no bloat) distro to use on there old (or new if so inclined) computer.

Download

Julex 0.5.2.26 i386 123MB.iso
md5sum: 3373c28e543556194818e30f0a8877ca

 

WOMP!

WOMP!

Web site: http://womp.sourceforge.net/
Origin: France
Category: Desktop, Multimedia
Desktop environment: sWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.6-beta3 | March 21, 2005

WOMP! – a micro Linux distribution focused on multimedia. It takes only 13 to 30 MB depending on the selected options on a bootable CD, and allow playing a wide range of multimedia files (video/audio/image) without installing any software on the computer’s hard drive.

WOMP! can also be installed on the hard drive either to run in memory just like a bootable CD, or to run from a read-only loopback file which is interesting for machines with low memory. It can the be booted either by a floppy boot disk or by a bootable CD (in that case it will only take 1.5MB on the CD leading all remaining space for multimedia files.

WOMP! uses the FrameBuffer for playing videos and X for interacting with the user. Hardware acceleration is provided by vidix. Cards that support vidix include nearly all ATI and Matrox cards, also NVidia in last release. Nevertheless even not accelerated, provided the processor is sufficiently recent there will be no problems playing divx files in full screen.

WOMP! is made of a lot of free software and based on an original idea from Roberto de Leo the author of Movix.

Download

WOMP! 0.6-beta3-allcodecs i386 28.8MB.iso
md5sum: 7c87a711e0afaa20bf9e80859cdabf6c

 

Vigyaan

Vigyaan

Web site: www.vigyaancd.org
Origin: India
Category: Bioinformatics
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | September 7, 2005

Vigyaan – an electronic workbench for bioinformatics, computational biology and computational chemistry. It has been designed to meet the needs of both beginners and experts. VigyaanCD is a live Linux CD containing all the required software to boot the computer with ready to use modeling software. VigyaanCD v1.0 is based on KNOPPIX v3.7.

At present the following ready to use software comes on VigyaanCD: Arka/GP, Artemis, Bioperl, BLAST (NCBI-tools), ClustalW/ClustalX, Cn3D, EMBOSS tools, Garlic, Glimmer, GROMACS, Ghemical, GNU R, Gnuplot, GIMP, ImageMagick, Jmol, MPQC, MUMer, NJPlot, Open Babel, Octave, PSI3, PyMOL, Ramachandran plot viewer, Rasmol, Raster3D, Seaview, TINKER, XDrawChem, Xmgr and Xfig. GNU C/C++/Fortran compilers and additional Linux tools (such as ps2pdf) are also available.

The hardware requirements:
– Intel-compatible CPU (i486 or later)
– 20 MB of RAM for text mode, at least 96 MB for graphics mode (256 MB recommended to use the various graphical software)
– bootable CD-ROM drive, or a boot floppy and standard CD-ROM (IDE/ATAPI or SCSI)
– standard SVGA-compatible graphics card
– serial or PS/2 standard mouse or IMPS/2-compatible USB-mouse

Vigyaan creator is Pratul K. Agarwal.

Vigyaan is the Sanskrit (mother of many Indian languages such as Hindi, Bengali etc.) word for science and knowledge.

Download

Vigyaan 1.0 i386 639MB.iso
md5sum: 834a4f1af53758dc1a597caf2ad27cb3