Virtual Linux

Virtual Linux

Web site: www.virtual-linux.org (not active)
Origin: Sweden
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandrake Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.1 Beta | May 3, 2002

Virtual Linux – a derived from the Mandrake Linux operating system, modified to run directly from your cd rom drive.

With Virtual-Linux 1.1 you get about 1.6 gigabytes of software, all compressed onto one cd rom, using cloop compression.

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Virtual Linux 1.1 Beta i386 642MB.iso
md5sum: 1c248033fcb47d2454a5c0ddea3a1e71

 

Desktop Linux Server

Desktop Linux Server

Web site: www.rentalinux.com (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Server
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandrake
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | August 8, 2006 ?

Desktop Linux Server – a Linux distribution based on Mandrakelinux and maintained by Nexedi and Mandrakesoft.

rentalinux Desktop Linux Server” is a full featured turnkey solution which provides the power of 500+ Mandrakelinux Desktop applications to legacy PCs, Macintosh, Unix Workstations or to thin clients. Nexedi rentalinux Desktop Linux Server solution combines server hardware rental, software setup, custom configuration, support and maintenance service in a single package which makes it the easiest, least intrusive and most effective way to provide Linux Desktop applications for small to medium-sized networks. rentalinux service is available immediately in the European Union for a flat rate of 95 EUR / month and is expected to become available in the United States and Japan by the end of 2004.

Nexedi is a consulting and development services company helping small and medium organisations to choose open source / free software and fulfill their IT application needs. Nexedi is the founder of the ERP5 project, a Free / Open Source ERP software based on innovative technologies (www.erp5.org). Nexedi is the global coordinator of the OpenBrick embedded platform (www.openbrick.org). Nexedi customers include apparel industry, telecommunication industry, consumer electronics and government agency.

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Desktop Linux Server 2006.0rc14 i486 706MB.iso
md5sum: 130306b2da2bcae850a63675c1e27bf5

 

Crash Recovery Kit for Linux

Crash Recovery Kit

Web site: crashrecovery.org
Origin: Unknown
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: text
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.

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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