Cool! OpenSolaris on a USB Bootable drive


BeleniX, a distro of OpenSolaris, can now boot from a USB thumb drive. A simple USB installer script is available that can dump the LiveCD contents to a USB thumb drive and make it bootable.
Read about it here at the Belenix site.
BeleniX is an OpenSolaris distribution which is currently a LiveCD (runs directly off the CD). It includes all the features of OpenSolaris and adds a whole variety of opensource packages. It can be installed to harddisk as well.BeleniX is free to use modify and distribute.
You can watch the YouTube Video here.
BeleniX is one of several OpenSolaris Distros. The others are:

This particular addition was made by an enthusiast, Anil Gulecha , who's an engineering student in Bangalore, who picked up OpenSolaris on his own and has started making additions to it. Go Anil! Go OpenSolaris!
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The Youtube video was actually broadcast by headlines today, a tv news channel in India. And we also got to the front page of Times of India newspaper. Check out my blog for all the press. Thanks for blogging. ~Joe http://blogs.sun.com/josephgeorge

Posted by Joe G on December 11, 2006 at 02:10 PM PST #

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