DRBL Live

DRBL Live

Web site: drbl.org
Origin: Taiwan
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.6.2-1 (testing) | December 8, 2019
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DRBL Live (Diskless Remote Boot in Linux) – a free, open source software to managing the deployment of the GNU/Linux operating system across many clients. Imagine the time required to install GNU/Linux on 40, 30, or even 10 client machines individually. DRBL allows for the configuration all of your client computers by installing just one server (remember, not just any virtual private server) machine.

DRBL provides a diskless or systemless environment for client machines. It works on Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS and SuSE. DRBL uses distributed hardware resources and makes it possible for clients to fully access local hardware. It also includes Clonezilla, a partitioning and disk cloning utility similar to True Image® or Norton Ghost®.

DRBL uses PXE/etherboot, NFS, and NIS to provide services to client machines so that it is not necessary to install GNU/Linux on the client hard drives individually. Once the server is ready to be a DRBL server, the client machines can boot via PXE/etherboot (diskless). “DRBL” does NOT touch the client hard drives, therefore, other operating systems (e.g. MS Windows) installed on the client machines will be unaffected. This could be useful in, for example, during a phased deployment of GNU/Linux where users still want to have the option of booting to Windows and running some applications only available on MS windows. DRBL allows great flexibility in the deployment of GNU/Linux.

The live system is built on the top od Debian GNU/Linux with Xfce desktop environment as default.

Download

DRBL Live 2.5.1 i686 611MB.iso
md5sum: b07ff035902e999ea82898a541f56010

DRBL Live 2.5.1 i686-pae 611MB.iso
md5sum: 5a42850197d904e16c78f4e23a143984

DRBL Live 2.5.1 amd64 605MB.iso
md5sum: c675373b87192c6671d77a8cd39f1fec

 

X-Linux

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Web site: (not active)
Origin: Taiwan
Category: Embedded
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: Vortex86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 5.7 | April 2010

DM&P X-Linux – a Linux distribution for customers need embedded Linux to start their development. X-Linux is maintained and improved since 2002. Bugs are fixed and customers can use it as their Linux application without embedded Linux platform setup. Because it does not provide full documents and tool-chain, developers needs to modify it manually.

X-Linux Feature List:
– Support Vortex86SX/DX/MX series.
– Only needs 10M bytes storage space.
– Only need 10 seconds to boot on Vortex86SX/DX/MX series after POST.
– Support EXT2/EXT3 filesystem.
– Working with read-only filesystem (using tmpfs to reduce writing Flash storage).
– Support serial console for device without VGA.
– Include FTP, TELNET and WWW server.
– Support DHCP client.
– Support NFS.
– Support SSH.
– Support USB mass storage and keyboard/mouse.
– Support NTP client.

X-Linux has installation scripts to install itself onto RAM disk, USB mass storage or IDE device. Download X-Linux RAM disk image from web site and make a bootable USB to boot into DOS (or, boot DOS from DOM) to run it.

XLinux OS developed by 网虎公司 in Taiwan, China. The last version is 1.5 released in 2000. Some information show that it’s mainly developed by Chen Yinghao.

Download

X-Linux 5.7 RAM disk image for Vortex86DX/MX makebootfat-dx 6.31MB.zip
md5sum: 4fd2bdfb850bf8cc5d3a08f415ae3465

X-Linux 5.7 RAM disk image for Vortex86SX makebootfat-sx 6.36MB.zip
md5sum: a007bd0ba7fdf55efacebe3c17c42937

X-Linux 5.7 Source for Vortex86DX/MX src-dx 4.74MB.zip
md5sum: 2bbae3bd1523bdc8d2122b35ab476e7b

X-Linux 5.7 Source for Vortex86SX src-sx 4.77MB.zip
md5sum: b9e40e367ca75580039abda50f54530d

 

Stanix

Stanix

Web site: stanix.sourceforge.net
Origin: Taiwan
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: rc4 | March 12, 2007

Stanix – a project based on Knoppix CD, the main goal is to provide a win98 clone of user behaving live-cd add additional tools (with C, perl and shell script) for the Chinese community based on the needs of Chinese speaking users.

Stanix provide a Simple/Stable/Comfortable environment for your desktop without deluxe decoration, easy to use directly, don’t worry about system crash or infected by viruses, let you focus and concentrate on your job.

The live system works on Linux Kernel to 2.6.17.

Download

Stanix rc4 i386 699MB.iso
md5sum: 156362dd11e77607c870e55b483ed171

 

xPUD

xPUD

Web site: xpud.org
Origin: Taiwan
Category: Kiosk
Desktop environment: Ion
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.9.2 (?) | December 8, 2009

xPUD – an Ubuntu based, a browser OS with an App Store. xPUD is an unique Linux distribution, consisting mainly of a web browser and a media player, with a simple user interface on top. It can turn your computer into a kiosk-like station by leveraging web technologies.

xPUD comes with limited drivers and applications. You can extend the functionalities of xPUD by using Opt-Get software plugin system.

The project founder is Chen Ping-Hsun.

Download

xPUD 0.9.2 i386 65MB.iso
md5sum: 6e5285a6c6b376d7549044286f7bc976
xPUD 0.9.2 i386 46MB.image
md5sum: 2541ca9e123ce0ed31405600bfa817f7

 

PUD GNU/Linux

PUD

Web site: pud-linux.sourceforge.net
Origin: Taiwan
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.4.8.6 LXDE (?) | March 2008

PUD GNU/Linux – a light and fast LiveCD based on Ubuntu Linux, which takes up small size, with (both Simplified/Traditional) Chinese enhancements.

The main purpose of this project is to provide a complete Linux desktop, yet remain simple and easy to use.

The project founder is Chen Pin-Shiun.

Download

PUD GNU/Linux 0.4.8.5 Xfce i386 263MB.iso
md5sum: 68b25873e6a9e85430a7088a0fff2786