Linux LiveCD Router

Linux LiveCD Router

Web site: www.wifi.com.ar/english/cdrouter/ (not active)
Origin: Argentina
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0.50 | May 29, 2009

Linux LiveCD Router – a Slackware based Linux distribution which allows you to share, firewall and optimize your broadband connection. You can use DSL, ADSL 5 Mbps+, Cable Modem, T1, Fixed IPs, Dial-Up, WiFi and more. Includes traffic priority settings for VoIP and other apps. Can avoid ISP traffic limiting.

Linux LiveCD Router works on a minimal configuration of a 486 PC, 16 MBytes of RAM, Bootable CDrom Reader, 1 or more Ethernet Cards.
Linux LiveCD Router automatically detects one or more ethernet cards, even if they are on-board cards. If you are using ISA cards you have to manually use the commands listed on the file /etc/modules.conf to detect them.

CDrouter is preconfigured for an external generic modem connected at the serial port 0 (/dev/ttyS0), and supports all ADSL modems that are connected through an ethernet card, as well as PPPoE modems. In addition the USB modems Alcatel SpeedTouch and Conexant AccessRunner are supported.

Features:
– Share your broadband Internet connection
– Supports xDSL, Cablemodem, Fixed IP, ISDN, Dial-Up and Wireless
– It includes Firewall Shorewall and Masquerading (NAT)
– Use standard and low cost computer, networking and wifi hardware
– Can replace external Access Points (APs)
– Does not require any installation. It is a LiveCD, your computer simply boots straight from the CD, does not require a hard disk
– Easy Web Administration
– Remote SSH administration
– Includes DNS Cache to accelerate surfing
– Includes SNMP Remote Monitoring
– Linux Software compatible with Windows and Mac Networks

Hardware Requirements:
– 486 Processor
– 16 MBytes of RAM
– CDRom Reader (or USB flash)
– 1 or more ethernet cards
– No hard disk required
– Optional Wifi card (can replace an external AP)
– Can run on an EEEpc

To login the system use the user root, and the password cdrouter

Download

Linux LiveCD Router 2.0.26 i686 94MB.iso
md5sum: 6dd7fa604d0b2b13084a851be9964afa

 

Xenix

Xenix

Web site: (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, PC/XT, PDP-11, Z8001, 68k
Based on: UNIX
Wikipedia: Xenix
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 3.2.4.2 | 1992

Xenix/SCO UNIX System V – a source closed, UNIX family operating system published in 1980 by Microsoft, then later sold to Santa Cruz Operation (SCO).

Microsoft(R) XENIX(R) System V/386 was the first release of Microsoft’s implementation of the UNIX(R) System V Operating System for the Intel(R) 80386 microprocessor.

XENIX is a multi-user solution that allows multiple users to be attached via inexpensive terminals to a single machine, thereby allowing the users to share the resources of the machine. It is also compatible with the UNIX System V Operating System – an operating system that is highly portable, and is to be found on a wide variety of architectures: large mainframes, minicomputers, technical and scientific workstations, and personal computers.

Starting in 1981, Microsoft has marketed its adaptation of the UNIX Operating System under the name XENIX. Microsoft’s goal was to provide high quality implementations of UNIX for computer systems based upon microprocessors. In doing so, Microsoft has become one of the major licensees of the UNIX Operating System, accounting for the majority of implementations sold upon microprocessor-based systems. In particular, a large application base has been built around Microsoft XENIX System V/286 for systems based upon the Intel 80286 microprocessor. Microsoft XENIX System V/386 for the Intel 80386 will preserve this application base, while opening up the full potential of the 80386 to developers and users.

Supported platforms were: PC/XT, x86, PDP-11, Z8001, 68k.

 

NAS4Free

NAS4Free

Web site: www.nas4free.org (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: NAS Server
Desktop environment: text, Web GUI
Architecture: x86, x86_86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia: XigmaNAS
Media: Live/Install CD/USB
The last version | Released: 11.2.0.4.5748 | July 11, 2018
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NAS4Free – an open source operating system for embedded devices that provides the NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server. The system is based on FreeBSD. NAS4Free allows resources to be shared with other machines equipped with MS Windows, Apple and UNIX / Linux operating systems.

NAS4Free, thanks to its intuitive web interface, is easy to use and configure, and can also be used in a home environment. It has support for many different sharing services to other network users.

NAS4Free offers support for: ZFS v28 (RAIDZ, RAIDZ2 and RAIDZ3) Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / Email reports. It has support for protocols: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI, HAST, CARP, Bridge, UPnP and BitTorrent.

NAS4Free is available for i386 and x86_64 machines and can be installed on a Compact Flash, USB flash drive, SSD, hard disk or any other removable device.

In July 2018, the project changed its name to XigmaNAS.

Download

NAS4Free 11.1.0.4.5017 Full x64 257MB.tgz
md5sum: bdff8bcdfc7a7edd3a2f4a0b6ce166b9
NAS4Free 11.1.0.4.5017 LiveCD x64 425MB.iso
md5sum: 45eb607f650723d5638c4fe88074f67c
NAS4Free 11.1.0.4.5017 Embeded x64 473MB.img
md5sum: f24cab560389ec245fc80ec7999e764d

 

Unifix

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Web site: www.unifix.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.2 | June 20, 1998

Unifix – a Linux CD-ROM distribution with emphasis on easy and fast installation. Though it is possible to install everything on the harddisk, it is not recommended so, because it runs fast enough directly from CD.

The dynamic buffer cache of Linux takes care of the second and subsequent times a program is started, which needs less than one second.
The system requires about 5 MB on the harddisk for configuration files and system management tools. Additionally it is recommended a 16 MB swap partition. The distribution (version 1.02) contains most of the standard programs in current versions, e.g. Linux 0.99.15e, XFree 2.0, emacs 19.22 and gcc 2.5.7. Full preconfigured source for everything is included.

Because Unifix is a european distribution it provides full support for iso8859-1 character sets. From the shells and emacs through ls, TeX and the print system everything supports 8-bit characters.

Printing is supported through System V compatible printer drivers which can be controlled through lp’s -o options. Printer drivers are included for dumb text mode printers, for postscript- or ghostscript- compatible printers and for networked printing. These drivers know how to guess the type of the files so e.g. compressed man pages or DVI files can be printed directly.

Unifix Linux 2.0 is the successor of Unifix Linux 1.8 and Linux-FT 1.2. Linux 2.0 supports a lot of new hardware which was formerly difficult or impossible to use under Linux. These are new SCSI adapters (e.g. 53C400), improved support for other cards (e.g. 53C800, AHA2940), new network cards (e.g. SMC 9000, 3com590), several new multi-port serial cards, several ISDN cards from cheap passive ones to fast active cards for use in servers.

Unifix was available only on CD. It comes in a Unifix/Linux binder with two boot floppies and about 70 pages of installation instructions in german. An english version would be available Apr 1994. The price was 159 DM (about $100) and includes taxes and shipping.

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MCC Interim

MCC Interim

Web site: debian.mcc.ac.uk/non-debian/mcc-interim/
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: MCC Interim
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.0+ | November 4, 1996

MCC Interim Linux – a Linux distribution first released in February 1992 by Owen Le Blanc of the Manchester Computing Centre (MCC), part of the University of Manchester. It was the first Linux distribution created for computer users who were not Unix experts and featured a menu-driven installer that installed both the kernel and a set of end-user and programming tools.

It comes on two floppies, but there are a few others available.

The Manchester ComputING CentRE was once Manchester University Regional Computer Centre (pronounced ‘murk’) and later UMRCC. The change from ‘computer’ to ‘computing’ was made (supposedly) to mark a shift in emphasis from supporting machines to supporting the people who use them. (Some of the people who use them complain that the shift in emphasis has not yet been implemented.) The University of Manchester has been known to claim that computers were invented here, which they were if you define ‘computer’ properly.

The latest ‘interim’ release from MCC does manage to squeeze quite a lot onto TWO disks: one of which combines the boot and root disk, and one of which can be called the ‘utilities’ disk. The boot disk boots, loads its root device from the same disk, and then starts executing /etc/rc. This runs a little script which asks for the drive size, and mounts the utilities disk (which you will of course have placed in the drive when you were instructed to). The commands available on the combined boot/util combination are approximately equivalent to those on Jim Winstead’s root disk.

There are disk images which may be needed to install this release of MCC Interim Linux. Please read these instructions carefully. Every installation requires disk (3) and either disk (1) or disk (2). Installations which require SCSI drivers and non-IDE/SCSI/ATAPI CD-ROM drivers also require disk (4). Boot from the appropriate boot disk, and follow instructions.
(1) boot.1200.gz: This file makes a 5.25 inch boot floppy. You must gunzip this file before you copy it to the floppy in raw mode.
(2) boot.1440.gz: This file makes a 3.5 inch boot floppy. You must gunzip this file before you copy it to the floppy in raw mode.
(3) root.gz: This file makes the root floppy required in all installations. There are two ways to use this file:
– (a) Copy it to the floppy in raw mode without gunzipping. This is the normal way to use it. Advantages: it is faster to use. Disadvantages: it won’t work if you have 4 Mb or less of memory; you can’t easily change it.
– (b) Unzip it and copy it to the floppy in raw mode. Do this only if you need to change the disk, or to install on a system with 4 Mb of memory. It won’t work on 5.25 inch disks. Advantages: it is easier to change the disk; it works on a 4 Mb machine. Disadvantages: it is much slower to use.
(4) scsi-cd.gz: This file makes the scsi-cd driver disk. You must gunzip this file before you copy it to the floppy in raw mode. You don’t need this disk unless you need a SCSI disk driver, or a non-IDE/SCSI/ATAPI CD-ROM driver.

Download

MCC Interim 2.0+ boot.1200 1.11MB.gz
md5sum: 8fcbd38bbc025f08a052b2847db2d430
MCC Interim 2.0+ boot.1440 1.11MB.gz
md5sum: d35c0b319862e52a5ea4b422e3b3914a
MCC Interim 2.0+ root 0.98MB.gz
md5sum: 00df4af0ba934c10b4ac2974b5ef2e3a
MCC Interim 2.0+ scsi-cd 0.52MB.gz
md5sum: 00df4af0ba934c10b4ac2974b5ef2e3a

 

Eagle Linux

Eagle Linux

Web site: www.safedesksolutions.com/eaglelinux/ (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Embedded
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2.2 | May 9, 2003

Eagle Linux – an embedded, modular, text based and very small in size Linux distribution aimed at helping users learn Linux by creating bootable Linux images “virtually from scratch”.

Eagle Linux 2.3 is currently distributed as a concise, 26-page PDF documenting the creation of a minimalist, network-ready Linux image for bootable CDs, floppies, or flash drives.

The project developer is Michael P. Angelo, and it was under development beetwen 2002-2003.

Download

Eagle Linux 2.2 i386 23MB.iso
md5sum: ce2711da0671cf03cabdb468cf169756

 

BrlSpeak

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Web site: www.brlspeak.net (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 07102003 | October 8, 2003

BrlSpeak – a mini Linux distribution (the size of the downloadable ISO image is only 36MB) with two objectives. Firstly, it has been designed in such a way that blind persons can install it without any outside assistance, and secondly, they should be able to pre-configure and compile the braille drivers all by themselves.

BRLSPEAK version 7.0 was released in November 2001. It was based on Slackware’s ZipSlack (hence the inflated version number), which can be installed in a directory on a DOS file system (no hard disk partitioning is necessary) or a ZIP drive.

The latest version of BrlSpeak was based on Debian GNU/Linux, and was available in 3 versions: basic (mini), braille and vocal (braille + some speech applications).

The project developer is Osvaldo La Rosa.
The project was under development between 2001 and 2003.

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Inquisitor

Inquisitor

Web site: www.inquisitor.ru
Origin: Russia
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Inquisitor_(hardware_testing_software)
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.1beta2 | October 20, 2009

Inquisitor – an open-source hardware testing and certification system, suitable for both enterprise and home use, customizable, modular and available in both serverless Live CD/DVD format and server-controlled network boot production system.

This name originates from 2004, when ALT Linux was building its new installer/configuration system. All its components’ names finished with *tor (i.e. separator, propagator, predator, alterator, etc). Mikhail Yakshin came forward with a curious idea of calling new hardware testing system an “Inquisitor”—it fitted *tor schema perfectly and besides, it was a pun on system’s functionality with stress tests like cpuburn.

It boasts separate Live CD that one can download and use, just as one might download any other Live CD Linux distribution, and Inquisitor can be built into bootable root that would look just like real Linux system (but customized for specific tasks).
It is a modular system, it’s made up from a series of interchangeable modules; one can easily add new modules to add new tests, detections, production steps, etc.

It can analyse and test your hardware from top to the bottom and assure that it won’t fail easily under the production stress.

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Inquisitor 3.1beta2 i386 373MB.iso
md5sum: b990071901cd60a9d6ebfb058ee57794
Inquisitor 3.1beta2 amd64 375MB.iso
md5sum: c7fef1289f36b4c25ee4057a9988d975

 

Arch Anywhere

Arch Anywhere

Web site: arch-anywhere.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, x86-64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.2.8 | June 23, 2016 ?
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Arch Anywhere – a modification of the official version of the Arch Linux, providing a clean Arch Linux operating system.

Arch Anywhere provides a set of shell scripts designed to simplify the Arch Linux installation procedure. The set of scripts includes an automated installer that operates in text mode using text based Dialog. The installer guides the user through the various stages of installation, through user settings, disk partitioning, general configuration, up to the installation of the selected graphical environment from the official Arch Linux repositories.

Arch Anywhere is aimed at novice Linux users and allows them to install Arch Linux regardless of the level of knowledge of this system. The ISO image also includes the built-in Arch Wiki, allowing users to view the official Arch Linux wiki in text mode.

The installation media offers support for installing the system on i686 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 bit) machines.
Available graphic environments and window managers are:
– Arch Anywhere XFCE4 (custom Xfce4 version)
– AwesomeWM
– Cinnamon Desktop
– DWM DynamicWM
– EnlightenmentWM
– FluxboxWM
– Gnome Desktop
– I3 i3WM
– KDE Plasma Desktop
– LXDE Desktop
– LXQT Desktop
– Mate Desktop
– OpenboxWM
– XFCE4 Desktop

The Arch Anywhere creator and developer is Dylan Schacht.
Duo a potential trademark violation forced the developer to rebrand Arch-Anywhere to Anarchy Linux.

Download

Arch Anywhere 2.2.2 Dual i686/x86_64 720MB.iso
md5sum: 7ffe8fbd361895f33eee13b106815913

 

Ubuntu Mini Remix

Ubuntu Mini Remix

Web site: www.ubuntu-mini-remix.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Mini
Desktop environment: Text
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 16.04.2 | January 5, 2017
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Ubuntu Mini Remix (previously Miniubuntu) – a fully working Ubuntu livecd containing only the minimal set of software to make the system work. It was under development between 2010 and 2017 by Fabrizio Balliano.

It lets you build your own Ubuntu based livecd, having the complete control over the installed software. After downloading Ubuntu Mini Remix you can use Ubuntu Customization Kit, Reconstructor or any other tool to remaster the ISO and add the software/configurations you want, building your own Ubuntu based livecd.

ISO image of Ubuntu Mini Remix is about 200 MB of size and is available for 32 and 64 bit machines.

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Ubuntu Mini Remix 16.04.2 i386 307MB.iso
md5sum: b5dce5a2121370c4c02690816d1c8a45
Ubuntu Mini Remix 16.04.2 amd64 309MB.iso
md5sum: c261d24fe9f446a8a9ebb32c29ab6c55