Custom livecd’s, virtualbox, seamlessrdp and sata dvd burners…



I thought this writeup was interesting on the idea of using a web interface to customize a livecd. I’ve built a couple livecd’s (that I still use) for tech support, but I’m always thinking of one more tool that I’d like to have. After looking through their wizard it seems a bit limited in the granularity of what can be chosen (at least for what I’m thinking of.) But… it might introduce a new interest in the use of livecds.


I haven’t tried it yet, but there’s a “ready for primetime” open source x86 virtual machine program called virtualbox that’s just recently released version 1.5 It sounds pretty good. I’ve got a fair amount of disk images invested in vmware at the time so I don’t know if I would swap, but I want to look over the features and just see how it stacks up.

Along those lines… I saw someone mention seamless rdp with regards to virtualbox and had to have a look – basically you install seamless rdp on a windows xp or other remote access windows server, then you use rdesktop to connect to the machine specifying the path to the seamless rdp executable and you can get the single application window on your desktop instead of the full blown user interface. (Much like the way remote X applications work.) In fact you can redirect sound/etc and it works fairly well (although I’ve found programs that don’t work well with it too.) Here’s an example command line from the client…
rdesktop -A -s “c:seamlessrdpseamlessrdpshell.exe notepad” ipaddressofrdpserver

My server that I setup with mirrored hard drives has really been a fine machine, but I am missing one thing (optical drive.) This Lite-on SATA dvdrw might fit the bill ($32).

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Windows 98 WMF patch This hopefully will be my last post on the whole WMF exploit stuff.... It's prompted in part by a comment on one of the articles on Windows 98 and the vulnerability. I realized that I hadn't really brought things to a full conclusion for the Windows 98 users. Of course,......
  • How to Remove Live Enterprise Suite | Live Enterprise Suite Removal Guide Live Enterprise Suite is yet another rogue security application. This is a successor to the frustrating Internet Antivirus Pro and Ghost Antivirus rogues. Like many of these security rogues they are pushed through malware and aggressive advertising. This may be a website that when visited a screen pops up that......
  • Lack of working exploit does not mean Windows 98 is safe I want to try to clarify a point. I've spent a couple days trying to get current exploits to work on a Windows 98 SE virtual machine. Not to prove that Windows 98 is safe, but to determine if current exploits affect Windows 98. Yesterday evening there were apocalyptic headlines......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Antique Singer Sewing Machine Antiques -> Sewing -> Machines and Machine Parts If you love sewing collectibles and are trying to build up your collection, one of the best additions you can find is an antique Singer sewing machine. These machines can enhance any personal collection and may even be the focal point in......
  • Settle Down To Work At Home! Can not keep yourself in a discipline? This short tutorial will break down working at home for you as ABC and I will help you to up the productivity of your work at home! Settling down to work, make sure you have got organized work place. Of course work at......
  • How to Stop Annoying Computer Error Messages Error pop-ups are annoying. They can cause our computers to freeze and crash, and reduce our productivity. I'm going to give you a three step process to deal with computer errors messages of varying degrees. No one step will work for every error so try them in order to determine......
PDF24    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site