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Linux Distribution: SLAX
Url: http://slax.linux-live.org/

 
SLAX is a small bootable CD containing the Linux operating system. It runs Linux directly from the CD (or USB) without installing. The Live CD described here is based on the Slackware Linux distribution and is downloadable from this website as an ISO imag

About SLAX
Imagine the ability to boot your favorite Linux distribution whether you are at home, at school, or at work. Imagine walking on the street and carrying the only thing you needed in life - the 8cm compact disk with your Live Linux CD. Wouldn't you want to experience such a feeling? :-)

When your computer boots from the LiveCD, the first step is loading the kernel image (vmlinuz). After this, a 4 MB ramdisk is created in the computer's RAM. The rootdisk image (initrd.gz) is then unpacked into it and mounted as a root filesystem. Large directories (like /usr) are mounted directly from the CDROM.

Releases:
2008-12-13 00:00:00.0 Slax 6.0.9 has been released    View
The newest Slax, version 6.0.9, has been released. It fixes the problems with Unsquashfs, which appeared in the previous version. Moreover, it updates Slax to the latest Slackware 12.2, with kernel 2.6.27.8." From the changelog: "Upgraded Samba; added libcap; fixed a bug in Unsquashfs (lzm2dir) which happened on SMP machines; removed bluez* packages; upgraded to KDE 3.5.10; upgraded to Squashfs 3.4, including the tools; added support to start Slax as a PXE server; loadlin didn't work any more due to big file size of vmlinuz and initrd, it has been replaced by linLd, which allows to boot Slax from DOS again; auto-detect and auto-mount LVM partitions....
2008-03-19 00:00:00.0 Slax 6.0.3 has been released    View
The latest version of Slax 6.0.3 has been released few hours ago. Among all the updates described in the changelog, it features a bugfix for SquashfsLZMA kernel driver. I said 6.0.3 won?t include the fix, but it has been decided to wait a bit and include it.
2008-03-03 00:00:00.0 Slax 6.0.1 has been released    View
As soon as the primary mirror copies data from FTP, I?ll release Slax 6.0.1 (so it may be already available if you?re reading this few hours after this post was published).
2008-02-14 00:00:00.0 SLAX 6.0.0 has been released    View
SLAX 6 is released. What's new? First, SLAX is officially released in two forms - ISO and TAR. The ISO format (labelled as 'SLAX for CD') is to be burnt to a CD, while the TAR format (labelled as 'SLAX for USB') is for all who need to run SLAX directly from USB media or from a disk. Simply unzip the tar archive directly to your device (to its root directory, it will create 'boot' and 'slax' subdirectories). That's almost all; you only need to make it bootable. For that purpose, navigate to the 'boot' directory and find bootinst.sh (if you are in Linux) or bootinst.bat (if you are in Windows). Run it. Linux users will need to use root account for that. The script will setup the device to be bootable. If you are using 'SLAX for USB', you will notice that all the changes you made are permanent.
2007-07-25 00:00:00.0 SLAX 6.0.0 RC5 is available    View
This is Slax6 release candidate 5, including a few modules and 27 languages. Slax 6 rc5 still includes Linux Kernel 2.6.21.5 and KDE 3.5.7. The Slackware base has been upgraded to Slackware 12.0. Klaptopdaemon has been recompiled in order to show the tray icon properly. Slax now shutdowns properly, while it did reboot instead of shutdown in rc4. Removal of modules by using Slax Module Manager is fixed, it did allow a busy aufs branch to be removed in rc4, which may cause troubles...
2007-06-21 00:00:00.0 SLAX 6.0.0 RC4 is available    View
This is SLAX 6 release candidate 4, including a few modules and 27 languages. SLAX 6 rc4 includes Linux Kernel 2.6.21.5, KDE 3.5.7 and the newest technologies from Linux-Live, Squashfs and Slackware current. Language modules: simply download the directory for your language and copy it over SLAX, overwriting the original initrd.gz file. Firefox and Thunderbird modules: these are created from Slackware packages, but I modified them, because Mozilla applications look so ugly in Linux. Now they are very nice.
2006-10-22 00:00:00.0 SLAX 5.1.8 has been released now    View
SLAX 5.1.8 has been released. This release includes a SLAX-boot CD (only a 5MB ISO image) designed to boot SLAX from USB keys in case your BIOS doesn't support it. Users can just plug in the USB key with SLAX data to boot from this CD and it can also be used to boot SLAX directly from an ISO file. Changes made in 5.1.8: added KDE 3.5.4, recompiled with some Slackware 11 fixes; better handling of booting from USB devices; added NTFS-3g to fully support writing to NTFS partitions; added slaxsave.zip to SLAX CD, containing pre-built loop file systems.
2006-08-24 00:00:00.0 SLAX 5.1.8 RC is available now    View
Better handling of booting from USB devices; added NTFS-3g (aka ntfsmount) to fully support writing to NTFS partitions; added slaxsave.zip to SLAX CD. This archive contains pre-built loop filesystems (size 128MB, 256MB, 512MB and 1GB). Just unpack your desired file to root of some partition (you can use USB key as well) and SLAX will save changes to the file automatically.
2006-07-24 00:00:00.0 SLAX 5.1.7 has been released now    View
The final version of SLAX 5.1.7 has been released. Compared to 5.1.6, the new version fixes some bugs regarding the 'load' cheatcode, it adds and upgrades several boot options (like noswap, noauto, from= and changes=/dev...) and added new cleanup scripts to correctly handle shutdown procedures.
2006-07-09 00:00:00.0 SLAX 5.1.7 RC2 has been released now    View
Added back kernel 2.6.16(.22) so 'from=' parameter is backward compatible; /etc/shadow - fixed file permissions; the 'fromiso=' cheatcode is now renamed to 'from='; rc.local is now called as the last start-up script; added bold and italic DejaVu fonts; Upgraded to Fluxbox 1.0rc1, Fluxbox theme modified to use DejaVu fonts; added MPlayer 1.0pre8 with new xVid codecs, setup to use DejaVu fonts; added a feature to manage modules by using context menu; added 'noswap' boot parameter to disable autoloading of a swap partition.
2006-06-13 00:00:00.0 SLAX 5.1.7 RC1 has been released now    View

SLAX 5.1.7 RC1 has been released now, for more information visit here.

2006-05-26 00:00:00.0 SLAX 5.1.6 has been released now    View

SLAX 5.1.6 has been released now for more information visithere.

2006-05-08 00:00:00.0 SLAX 5.1.4 has been released now    View

SLAX 5.1.4 has been released now for more information visithere.

2006-04-11 00:00:00.0 SLAX 5.1.0    View

SLAX 5.1.0, for more information visit here.

2006-03-24 00:00:00.0 SLAX 5.0.8 has been released now    View

SLAX 5.0.8 has been released now, for more information visit here.

2006-01-30 00:00:00.0 The SLAX 5.0.7 is released now.    View

The SLAX 5.0.7 is released now, for more information visit here.

 
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