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Announcing Billix 0.11

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Well, I’ve gone and done it now. I’ve been talking in #linux about how cool it is to make a bootable USB key that does a bunch of stuff. I cleaned it up some and have released it as Billix. (Yeah, I know - real original name). Without going into too much detail, you can plop this on a USB key (or burn the CD image) - it should fit on a 256MB USB key with a little bit of room to spare, and then you can boot from it and do the following:

  • Run Damn Small Linux
  • Run Puppy Linux
  • Install Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper, Netinstall)
  • Install Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy, Netinstall)
  • Install Debian Sarge (Netinstall)
  • Install Fedora Core 6 (Netinstall)
  • Install Centos 4.4 (Netinstall)
  • Mount Windows partitions and edit the registry/change passwords
  • Run the memtest memory testing program

All I’ve really done is taken the binaries for all these bits and aggregated them together in one spot with an easy to use boot menu… but I’ve been using this as part of my daily toolkit for a couple of months now and I can’t live without it. Hope you find it useful too – feel free to give me feedback. Get it from the Sourceforge project page.