Thursday, March 17, 2011

List of live CDs

List of live CDs

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of live CDs. A live CD or live DVD is a CD or DVD containing a bootable computer operating system. Live CDs are unique in that they have the ability to run a complete, modern operating system on a computer lacking mutable secondary storage, such as a hard disk drive.

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[edit]Rescue and repair live CDs

  • Billix – a multiboot distribution and system administration toolkit with the ability to install any of the included Linux distributions
  • Hiren's Boot CD – DOS-based computer rescue CD (partitionfilesystem, and Windows tools)
  • Inquisitor – Linux-based hardware diagnostics, stress testing and benchmarking Live CD
  • RIP: (R)ecovery (I)s (P)ossible is a Linux-based CD with partition tool and network tools (Samba), based on the 2.6.17 kernel.
  • SystemRescueCD is a Linux-based CD with tools for Windows and Linux repairs, based on the 2.6 kernel.
  • System Folder of Mac OS on a CD or on a floppy disk – works on any media readable by 68k or PowerPC Macintosh computers.
  • Trinity Rescue Kit – Mandriva Linux-based CD for use on a Windows or Linux-based system.
  • Parted Magic – Linux live CD with rescue and partitioning tools.
  • Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) - Permits the use of a choice of freeware, open-source, and shareware utilities.

[edit]BSD-based

[edit]Linux-based

[edit]Debian-based

[edit]Knoppix-based

A large number of live CDs are based on Knoppix. The list of those is in the derivatives section of the Knoppix article.

[edit]Ubuntu-based

These are based at least partially on Ubuntu, which is based on Debian:

[edit]Other

  • Damn Small Linux – very light and small with JWM and fluxbox, installable Live CD
  • Debian Live - Official live CD version of Debian.
  • DemoLinux (versions 2 and 3) – one of the very first Live CDs
  • Dreamlinux – installable Live CD to hard drives or flash media
  • Finnix – a small system administration Live CD. A PowerPC version is available.
  • Freeduc-cd – an educational live CD using Xfce realized with the help of UNESCO
  • gnuLinEx – includes GNOME
  • GNUstep – works on i386, AMD64, UltraSPARC, and PowerPC
  • grml – installable Live CD for sysadmins and text tool users
  • Kanotix – installable Live CD
  • Knoppix – the "original" Debian-based Live CD
  • MEPIS – installable Live CD
  • PureOS - based on Debian testing, installable Live CD/USB
  • sidux[2] based on Debian unstable (Sid), installable Live CD, DVD
  • SLAX – a Slackware derivative, modular and very easy to remaster
  • ULAnux/ULAnix – created in Mérida, Venezuela, and available on CD/DVD and USB forms

[edit]Gentoo-based

[edit]RPM-based

[edit]Mandriva-based

[edit]Slackware-based

[edit]openSUSE-based

  • openSuSE – official Novell/SuSE-GmbH version - installable Live CD GNOME and KDE versions available

[edit]Red Hat Linux/Fedora-based

[edit]Other

  • PCLinuxOS – installable Live CD for desktop computing use
  • Granular – installable Live CD based on PCLinuxOS, featuring KDE and Enlightenment

[edit]Other (Linux-based)