Live distros

Anthony King
Anthony King

What is your first choice for live distros if you have to repair/check a system?

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porteus.org/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Portable_Security

Henry Walker
Henry Walker

Ubuntu live, or systemrescueCD

Noah Russell
Noah Russell

I use Void with lxde, and standard glibc. Although I don't have too many things to fix these days, other anons likely have better solutions. I like having the ability to install a not-shit distro for family members in the case that their operating system can't be restored. I run OpenBSD on all my stuff, but linux is a bit easier for them to wrap there heads around.

Carson Mitchell
Carson Mitchell

mint.
It has something to do with its DE that crash my computer. I gave up fixing it then move to arch and just werks.

Tyler Fisher
Tyler Fisher

sorry i didn't read the question properly, void is alright too. I did use that distro for repairing shit.

Benjamin Allen
Benjamin Allen

AntiX because I keep an AntiX USB around anyway. It has a really robust persistance feature. Plus since AntiX is so lightweight, it'll boot on just about anything. Not being reliant on systemdicks means it also doesn't take 10 years to boot on old hardware.

Matthew Sanders
Matthew Sanders

porteus.org/

Wyatt Fisher
Wyatt Fisher

a diskette with MS-DOS is the king.
because not all computers have these fancy hipster USB ports or CD-ROM drives.

Isaiah Adams
Isaiah Adams

But all computers have a floppy drive...?

Landon Hernandez
Landon Hernandez

It might be a stretch to call Personal Spy Terminals "computers".

Owen Robinson
Owen Robinson

Puppylinux, wifislax, porteus.
Anything slackware based has run fine for me and it doesn't take me more than a minute to get them configured for what I need.
Wifislax is a spanish kali ripoff but it has some good packages pre-installed. It has some cracking software that comes with it so I play with that once in a while.
Porteus is comfy good for if I need to carry around something to just browse the net with.
Puppylinux is bread and butter basic recovery of something that is probably on its last leg.

Landon Brown
Landon Brown

Porteus is comfy good for if I need to carry around something to just browse the net with.
What about TENS aka LPS?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Portable_Security

Brayden Jenkins
Brayden Jenkins

Porteus is comfy good for if I need to carry around something to just browse the net with.
it has no browser

Asher Rivera
Asher Rivera

it used to be xubuntu.. i wonder how many people got fucked by that.

my arch fucked itself on update, oh no!
i'll just boot this ubuntu live distro to see if my files are still there.
what's going on! now it doesn't post!
i'll just try another live distro, fuck ubuntu!
it still doesn't post!
fuck it i'll install windows then
it still doesn't post!

Oliver Martinez
Oliver Martinez

I just use whatever I have at the time.

Sebastian Baker
Sebastian Baker

Uses Void
I too also like not having any packages.

Levi Bailey
Levi Bailey

void
void packets

Leo Watson
Leo Watson

Knoppix

Isaiah Nelson
Isaiah Nelson

Used to be ubuntu, now it's void. The ubuntu installer being broken beyond any repair, while xbps being really good and manual installs of void actually working as intended, it makes for a better repair environment.

Noah Martin
Noah Martin

For repair? Anything gentoo based (SysRescCD at the moment until I start building my own custom ones).

My first choice for live distros overall? SmartOS, running on the Illumos kernel takes the cake.

Luke Bailey
Luke Bailey

I'd like to say something cool like Puppylinux but I usually just use whatever I have on hand. Xubuntu live typically, sometimes Void. I actually don't think Void is the best distro for this, because the live images never come with tools like dmraid or gparted included, meaning you have to do an xbps update and download them... meaning you need an internet connection. Not a good idea to use something for this sort of thing that always needs internet access.

Jayden Hill
Jayden Hill

Oh, or ntfs-3g. Important tool to have on hand, in my opinion.

Daniel Walker
Daniel Walker

using gparted when cfdisk is available
retard

Jordan Myers
Jordan Myers

using clusterfuckdisk
ever

Asher Garcia
Asher Garcia

crunchbang

David Ramirez
David Ramirez

It looks like your efivars got corrupted somehow. That is if your mobo uses (((UEFI))).