[vbox-dev] Release: VMKnoppix_x86&x86_64(with httpfs, ftpfs, http-fuse) & ISO file for HttpDisk

Kuniyasu Suzaki k.suzaki at aist.go.jp
Fri Jun 22 00:08:55 PDT 2007


We released new VMKnoppix(with httpfs,ftpfs, http-fuse) for x86 and x86_64.
We also released ISO file for HttpDisk with Win-QEMU and VMKnoppix.

They boot Guest-OS with a ISO file on a HTTP/FTP server!

VMKnoppix(with httpfs,ftpfs, http-fuse) for x86 andx86_64
*** Features
* Guest OS boots form an ISO file on a HTTP/FTP server using
  httpfs&ftpfs. It doesn't need to download the whole ISO file. 
  GuestOS boots on Xen-HVM, KQEMU, QEMU and KVM.
   httpfs: http://httpfs.sourceforge.net/
   ftpfs:  http://ftpfs.sourceforge.net/

* VM change log. 
  - Xen 3.1.0 (Both x86 and x86_64 are upgraded) 
      "knoppixHVM", "knoppixU" commands are prepared for easy run. 
  - KVM16(x86), KVM 18(x86_64) 
  - KQEMU (x86) 
  - QMEU (x86 and x86_64) 
      "knoppix-qemu.sh" command detects suitalbe one among KVM/KQEMU/QEMU. 
  - User Mode Linux (x86 and x86_64) 
  - VirtualBox (x86) 

* OS Circular
  - Xen-HVM and KVM/KQEMU/QEMU on x86
      "httpfuse-qemu.sh" and "httpfuse-hvm.sh" commands are prepared for easy run. 

*** Usage 
* httpfs/ftpfs for virtual machine 
    # qemu-knoppix.sh http://***/Live-CD.iso
    # qemu-knoppix.sh ftp://***/Live-CD.iso
    # qemu-knoppix.sh file://tmp/Live-CD.iso
    "qemu-knoppix.sh" checks the machine and selects KVM/KQEMU/QEMU automatically. 

  For Xen-HVM
    # knoppixHVM http://***/Live-CD.iso
    # knoppixHVM ftp://***/Live-CD.iso
    # knoppixHVM file://***/Live-CD.iso
   CAUTION: Xen-HVM is available on IntelVT or ADMV CPU only. 
   CAUTION: Some ftp servers don't allow httpfs. 

  Other than ISO file, qemu-knoppix.sh and knoppixHVM.sh accepts
  bootable disk format. For example, OS Zoo project offers many QEMU
  Disk Images.

* HTTP-FUSE:OS Circular (for x86 only) 
    # httpfuse-qemu.sh 
  For Xen-HVM
    # httpfuse-hvm.sh 
  Current bootable OS is Debian GNU/Linux. 

*** Download
* x86 version
File name: knoppix_v5.1.1CD_20070104_xen3.1.0_vbox-20070620+IPAFont.iso
      MD5: f828056d465ff0fb7b5da183aac1b530
FTP: ftp://unit.aist.go.jp/itri/knoppix/iso/knoppix_v5.1.1CD_20070104_xen3.1.0_vbox-20070620+IPAFont.iso
HTTP (Ring Servers): http://www.ring.gr.jp/archives/linux/knoppix/iso/ 
Bittorrent: http://unit.aist.go.jp/itri/knoppix/vmknoppix/knoppix_v5.1.1CD_20070104_xen3.1.0_vbox-20070620+IPAFont.iso.torrent

* x86_64 vesion
File name: knoppix-x86_64-v5.1.1CD-20070620_xen3.1.0.iso
      MD5: c75400575d4a1806668c4035007a1a05
FTP: ftp://unit.aist.go.jp/itri/knoppix/iso/knoppix-x86_64-v5.1.1CD-20070620_xen3.1.0.iso
HTTP (Ring Servers): http://www.ring.gr.jp/archives/linux/knoppix/iso/knoppix-x86_64-v5.1.1CD-20070620_xen3.1.0.iso
Bittorrent: http://unit.aist.go.jp/itri/knoppix/vmknoppix/knoppix-x86_64-v5.1.1CD-20070620_xen3.1.0.iso.torrent

ISO file for HttpDisk with Win-QEMU and VMKnoppix

HttpDisk is a Windows driver to mount a ISO file on a HTTP server. 

We made ISO file which includes ROM-able applications. The ISO file
includes Win-QEMU and boots KNOPPIX without installation.  The ISO
file is used with Httpdisk or normal DVD-ROM.

*** Current ontents 
 * OpenOffice.org, FireFox, GIMP, 7-Zip, SumatraPDF, ClamWin, Putty, Sudoku, QEMU, etc 
   Most applications depend on http://portableapps.com. 
   The contribution is much appreciated.

 * ISO file of VMKNOPPIX
    Win-QEMU uses it to boot KNOPPIX. 

*** Usage 
 * If you want to use with HttpDisk, please install it at first. 
    Mount the ISO file.
    Example Mount: httpdisk /mount 0 http://***/httpdisk20070621.iso /cd f: 
    Example Unmount: httpdisk /umount f:

   We prepared some sites for HttpDisk in US and EU. The bandwidth of
   HttpDisk depends on network latency. Please select nearest one.

   US: United States of Amercia
   EU: Europian Union
   # The sites are for HttpDisk. Please download by bittorrent or
     other sites, if you want to whole ISO file.

 * If you want to use applications from a DVD-ROM, please burn the ISO image.

 * To run VMKNOPPIX on Win-QEMU 
   Move to \\qemu-0.9.0 and click "sample-start.bat ". Win-QEMU boots VMKNOPPIX. 
   CAUTION: Win-QEMU is slow and HttpDisk is sensitive for network
   latency. It will take much iime to boot.

 * To run other applications. 
   Move to application holder and click an executable file "*portalbe.ext". 

*** Download 
File name: httpdisk20070621.iso
      MD5: 126e79dfbbbb1f8d13a1296ee7331737
HTTP (Ring Servers): http://www.ring.gr.jp/archives/linux/oscircular/httpdisk/httpdisk20070621.iso
Bittorrent: http://openlab.jp/oscircular/httpdisk/httpdisk20070621.iso.torrent


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