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Author Topic: ANy VL recommendations+guidelines for using VL w/ Billix?  (Read 2106 times)


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ANy VL recommendations+guidelines for using VL w/ Billix?
« on: August 12, 2008, 03:31:44 pm »

A new Multi-Boot USB Key distribution called Billix came out as a 4-Beta during the last few months, info at
The Billix creator is a Bill Childs from Silicon Valley, U.S., and his multi-boot pen/thumb-drive distro-conglomeration baby was written up in the current August 2008 Linux Journal Magazine.

The documentation at is fairly sparse, but apparently one COULD install one of the VL's with Billix to replace or in addition to one of the default distro's.
Current Billix default distros are apparently 
  • Damn Small Linux 4.2.5
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS netinstall
  • Ubuntu 7.10 netinstall
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS netinstall
  • Fedora 8 netinstall
  • CentOS 5.1 netinstall
  • CentOS 4.6 netinstall
  • Debian Etch netinstall
  • Debian Sarge netinstall

Would anyone possibly reading this have any experience with using one of the VL 5.9s s in Billix??

Since the above default Billix configuration takes up 256MB, I'd assume that VectorLinux 5.9 Light would have the space to fit in a Billix 700MB .iso-cd and with room to spare in a 1GB USB drive.
VectorLinux 5.9 Standard would seem to manage w/in a Billix 1GB or larger USB drive.                                       

VL 5.9 Light for lower HW req desktop or laptop systems and VL 5.9 Standard for slightly higher HW systems.

Sure would be nice to have a great Slack-based distro like VL available for use in Billix (besides the default Debian-based ones!)
TY for insights here. :)


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Re: ANy VL recommendations+guidelines for using VL w/ Billix?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 09:57:38 am »

It'd be great to have vl available in billix. And it would be good for vl marketing...

Unfortunately, vl does not allow netinstall AFAIK , so I don't know if it would be possible to embeed it in billix.

I have very little spare time theese days, so I won't be able to do any tests on it :(

count on me on testitng though