LiveCDs SliTaz and SystemRescueCd onto UBCD 5.1.1 ??

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LiveCDs SliTaz and SystemRescueCd onto UBCD 5.1.1 ??

#1 Post by coin » Thu May 17, 2012 1:50 pm

(note to self: CONTINUE to copy all editable material to a simple editable textfile before posting-ability times out!)

Am attempting to install slitaz and SystemRescueCd liveCDs onto a USB drive already booting from UBCD 5.1.1 .
These Linux liveCD distros are SliTaz version 4.0 and SystemRescueCd version 2.7.0, and they are found online at http://www.slitaz.org/ and at http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage respectively. The UBCD-booting USB drive already has the latest pmagic (Parted Magic 2012_5_14 ; http://partedmagic.com/doku.php) and puppy (Slacko Puppy 5.3.3 ; http://www.puppylinux.com/download/index.html). UBCD wiki instructions for putting the latter two onto UBCD 5.1.1 are at http://wiki.ultimatebootcd.com/index.ph ... =Tutorials and at http://wiki.ultimatebootcd.com/index.ph ... uppy_Linux respectively.

As per UBCD's customization instructions, have already extracted the SliTaz and SystemRescueCd iso's and copied the extracted liveCD contents to c:\ubcd-extracted\ubcd\custom\slitaz\ and to c:\ubcd-extracted\ubcd\custom\rescuecd\ respectively.

:?: Any good suggestions or pointers to get UBCD 5.1.1 to properly boot up SliTaz and SystemRescueCd :?:

Thanks :)
ccoin

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:arrow: More of the gory UBCD customization details

a. Partial contents of the UBCD file custom.cfg in folder c:\ubcd-extracted\ubcd\custom\ , for advanced preparation for booting slitaz and rescuecd:

custom.cfg
LABEL - slitaz
MENU LABEL SliTaz 4.0
TEXT HELP
SliTaz as another nice liveCD besides Puppy.
ENDTEXT
LINUX /ubcd/custom/slitaz/*
INITRD /ubcd/custom/slitaz/*
APPEND -

LABEL - rescuecd
MENU LABEL System Rescue CD 2.7.0
TEXT HELP
SystemRescueCd as a liveCD alternative to Parted Magic
ENDTEXT
LINUX /ubcd/custom/rescuecd/*
INITRD /ubcd/custom/rescuecd/*
APPEND -
b. For SliTaz 4.0, the c:\ubcd-extracted\ubcd\custom\slitaz\boot\ folder contains:
grub\
isolinux\
bzimage
gpxe
rootfs1.gz
rootfs2.gz
rootfs3.gz
rootfs4.gz
vmlinux-2.6.37-slitaz
c. For SliTaz 4.0, the config file isolinux.cfg in c:\ubcd-extracted\ubcd\custom\slitaz\boot\isolinux\ contains entries such as

isolinux.cfg
LABEL core
MENU LABEL SliTaz core Live
KERNEL /boot/bzImage
append initrd=/boot/rootfs4.gz,/boot/rootfs3.gz,/boot/rootfs2.gz,/boot/rootfs1.gz rw root=/dev/null vga=normal autologin

d. For SystemRescueCd 2.7.0, the c:\ubcd-extracted\ubcd\custom\rescuecd\ folder contains:
bootdisk\
bootprog\
isolinux\
ntpasswd\
usb_inst\
sysrcd.dat
sysrcd.md5
usb_inst.sh
usbstick.htm
version
e. For SystemRescueCd 2.7.0 (**), the config file isolinux.cfg in c:\ubcd-extracted\ubcd\custom\rescuecd\isolinux\ contains entries such as

isolinux.cfg
LABEL rescuecd_std
MENU LABEL 1) SystemRescueCd: default boot options
LINUX rescuecd
INITRD initram.igz
APPEND scandelay=1
TEXT HELP
Boot standard 32bit kernel with default options (should always work)
You should use this entry if you don't know which one to use
ENDTEXT
** Do ALL of Spalmore's suggestions for UBCD 4.1.1 and SystemRescueCd x86 1.2.2 at viewtopic.php?f=4&t=198 still entirely apply for UBCD 5.1.1 and SystemRescueCd x86 2.7.0 :?: :?: :)
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Re: LiveCDs SliTaz and SystemRescueCd onto UBCD 5.1.1 ??

#2 Post by coin » Fri May 18, 2012 3:11 pm

FWIW, It turns out that Spalmore's suggestions at viewtopic.php?f=4&t=198 still entirely apply for UBCD 5.1.1 and SystemRescueCd x86 2.7.0
IMHO, a bit disorganized by dumping some of the major rescuecd folders and files in the "root" folder (c:\ubcd-extracted\) instead of all together in an isolated rescuecd\ folder within c:\ubcd-extracted\ubcd\custom\ :(
Still, spalmore's suggestions do work to successfully boot SystemRescueCd 2.7.0 in UBCD 5.1.1 :)

Jury still out though on also including SliTaz 4.0.
coin

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Re: LiveCDs SliTaz and SystemRescueCd onto UBCD 5.1.1 ??

#3 Post by The Piney » Fri May 18, 2012 3:52 pm

Sometimes the folder location is hard coded and will only work if they are put in the same location as on the CD/DVD or at the root of the drive.

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