This time there are two releases,
These downloads enable you to burn CDs that can be used to boot
Slackware Linux 14.0 and 13.37. They also serve as handy live CDs for
rescue or whatever you need to do.
This release has everything from JBD.13-37.2_isol.make.1_kit.tgz, but
it boots Slackware 14.0.
This is the new default download. As usual, Download it and unpack
it with "tar -xvvzf *". Look in
for a HOWTO.
The changes this release brings may not affect you at all. They were
"housekeeping" changes, and I added tools called bunch3 and part_mir3
for doing backups.
I haven't written documentation bunch3 and part_mir3 yet, but go ahead
and try them if you are interested. I put them on a JBD, because when
they run they will also do file system checks if you want. File system
checks (e2fsck) cannot be run on mounted file systems, so I thought
running from a JBD would be ideal. So far, I'm not comfortable with
running these tools this way.
Down load and unpack in the usual way, although since this is not the
default download, you'll need to "Browse All Files" to find it. Look
in the folder called "releases".
Find the HOWTO in the usual place
I offer you a new release. I call it
It is now the default download. Download it and unpack it with "tar
-xvvzf *". Look in
for a HOWTO that tells how to make your own, custom, JBD. A few words
about how to use the JBD to boot Slackware 13.37 are also given.
Thanks for you patience as I make some changes.
Since I last wrote I made some more changes to the directory structure.
You will see, if you click on "Browse All Files" and take a look
around, that I have organized this project into two directories:
development and releases. The legacy directory that I mentioned last
time is in releases.
The development directory is a copy (via rsync) of my development space
for this project. (I will update it from time to time.) As I mentioned
before, this directory will make it easier for you to understand how to
make JBDs. This is especially true if you want to make some changes.
The releases directory contains releases. Please note that I copy from
development to releases to make a release. So please go to releases
for releases, and use development as a resource.
I mentioned my use of the Isolinux boot loader. I'm also working on a
kit that has tools to make custom JBDs. That should make it easy to
burn a tailor-made JBD with your choice of file system, partition
label, and something new-- a box parameter.
The (optional) box parameter will help when you take your bootable
drive and JBD to a different Linux box. You provide the box parameter
on the command line when you boot to tell Linux to use different
settings for different hardware. You can write your own tools to read
the box parameter and change settings and/or use the rc.JBD tool that I
I moved everything to a directory called "legacy", because I have
remade the whole project in a new format. This new format is the
native directory structure that I use. This will make new releases
easier for me, and it will make it easier for you to understand how to
make a JBD. There are also some new developments *brewing* such as use
of the Isolinux boot loader and a new JBD release for Slackware 13.37.
(Although I have uploaded some of the new stuff, none of it has been
released and is still in work. Consider it a pre-release!)
I will keep the legacy dir as some users may need it, although I plan
to not use it for future development.
I will make an announcement when the new stuff is released.