Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Working with external USB drive again

Now that I have an external USB drive once again, I have started to pick up the volume of testing of Linux ISO images, because I have a place to store them, and I also have linked the location of the Virtualbox hidden directories to the USB drive, which means I have space for the test virtual images as well, plus I can run them on both of my systems - which I've already tried (and it works).

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Testing Debian Live CD snapshot

I created a live CD snapshot of the Debian Sid distribution with the Xfce desktop environment yesterday by making a request at Debian Live. Within twenty minutes, I was sent a link where I could download the Live image. I then created a bootable CD image of this system and tried it out today and it worked very well. The only quirk I noticed was that no Web browser was included in the build, so I had to use synaptic to go get a browser; I grabbed Chromium.

Nice result; fast desktop, and I am using it now.