NetbootCD Installs And Updates Multiple Linux Distros On One Disc

Linux fans, do you burn CDs for multiple distros and have to update those CDs when a new version comes out? As long as you have access to a wired internet connection, with NetbootCD you can download the latest versions of 7 distros directly from the disc.

A CD-ROM burned with NetbootCD allows you to download and install the latest versions of CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSUSE, Slackware or Ubuntu.

NetbootCD itself uses a recompiled Tiny Core Linux kernel to install and configure your preferred Linux distro even if the computer you’ve inserted the CD-ROM into has no current OS. Your wireless setup may not be compatible with the Tiny Core kernel, but running an Ethernet cable from your modem or router definitely works.

I like the idea of having one disc for multiple versions of Linux and that NetbotCD will always download the newest version. Having to connect to the internet first is a minor pain, but the other conveniences make up for it. I’ll just include a USB drive with Puppy Linux and Linux Mint along with the NetbootCD just-in-case.

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