http://www.homesopen.com/slax6/ which has links to several other repositories.
post ur modules http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action=view&parentID=234
With other Live Linux systems, you're stuck with the type and amount of applications the creator decided to include. With SLAX, you can customize the system to fit your needs, by adding additional software in the form of compressed modules. SLAX itself is very useful without any modules, but you can add a lot of own programs to make it even more suitable for your needs.
Other Live CDs contain all software in a single compressed file. If you run such a Live OS from CD-ROM, the CD drive has to seek back and forth really frequently, because different files are located on different locations of the CD medium. This makes the system notably slow.
With SLAX, all conformable parts of the filesystem are compressed to a standalone file, which doesn't contain anything else. For example, all files which belongs to Xwindow are packed in xwindow.mo, KOffice related stuff is in koffice.mo, etc. If you work with KOffice, you usually need only files from KOffice and nothing else; and hence all files from that part of the filesystem are separated from the rest of it, your CD drive has to seek only in a 10 MB area. This significantly improves the speed.
Linux Live scripts, the ultimate way to bring your linux to life.
Linux Live is a set of shell scripts which allows you to create own Live Linux from your installed Linux distribution. The Live system you create will be bootable from CD-ROM or a disk device, for example USB Flash Drive, USB Pen Drive, Camera connected to USB port, and so on. People use Linux Live scripts to boot Linux from iPod as well.
What's new compared to old Linux Live scripts v 5?
aufs is used instead of unionfs, brings great stability and features
squashfs is patched with LZMA compression, so compressed filesystems are 30% smaller
no need to patch your distro's startup scripts in order to remove remount of root rw
no need for udev as the devices are created during live startup
CD tree is simplified, you may call your distro whatever you like
better handling of booting from USB device
added a script to create bootable disk (including USB) in Linux and Windows
I'm trying to learn to use a non-debian distro because I like NimbleX, but I have no idea how to manage packages. I prefer the terminal for installing/removing packages in debian-based distros, and would do the following to remove packages:
sudo aptitude purge name-of-package
-or as root-
aptitude purge name-of-package
as a poor second option, I have used synaptic on occasion, but usually I just use synaptic as a way to explore the available packages. Gslapt isn't all that useful (doesn't hold a candle to synaptic), and it doesn't seem to know how the packages got into my nimblex. I opened Gslapt and went to remove dillo, which I can plainly see in the menu, but gslapt says it isn't installed. I want to remove a large number of packages, but don't know where to begin.
> Gslapt works fine. I was able to uninstall Dillo and other stuff from Gslapt.
Hi greenstar, Welcome to NimbleX.
I'm a Debian user too. Yeah, Debian and Slackware work differently. Take a look at
to see how Slackware manages it packages.
Next, you need to understand the concept of
Frugal installation http://xpt.sourceforge.net/techdocs/nix/live/slax/slax03-SlaxInstallation/
in order to understand why it works for kokuhorice but not you.
Only after you know the difference between Frugal installation and real HD installation, can you start to understand
how to remove packages from modules http://xpt.sourceforge.net/techdocs/nix/live/slax/slax09-SlaxCustomization/ar01s04.html
At this point, you will understand that it is easier to build module than doing strip outs.
I've made suggestions to Bogdan about the arrangement of the modules, and hope we will get slimmer modules in next release.
If you decide to build your own modules, this might help
PS. do not be tempted to do a real HD installation. IMHO, no other distros come even close to Debian's package management — "doesn't hold a candle" to it. :-)
But for Live linux, no other distros come close to Slax and other similar distros like NimbleX.
documented on: 2008-03-28, xpt