OmniBoot v1.5

OmniBoot

is a multi-bootable compilation of free system administration tools and Linux live distros that comes as a 3-4 MB seed (additionally also as a virtual HDD vhd-file yet including that seed). You grow this seed to the full folder tree or your personal preferred selection with the help of an included script - instead of downloading ready made isos. Please read the build tab for details!

8 goals of

OmniBoot


Functionality: Integrate most operating systems with most boot options into one boot-menu-system!
Generality: Boot from most boot sources with the same folder and menu structure!
Flexibility: Work on most hardware, but require minimum hardware!
Beauty: Optimize the pre-boot-experience with functional design!
Verbosity: Offer most information during boot and on-medium!
Transparency: Be most transparent for customization!
Efficiency: Make each item smallest and fastest!
Actuality: Be most up to date!

OmniBoot

can basically be seen as a boot framework to organize multi-booting of all its elements in any possible way from one single source. This is licensed under the GPL3. Technically it's an ode to the variety of today's Linux live distros and to syslinux, retrieving a maximum of its functions for your multi-boot experience. The advantages of live operating systems are combined with a maximum of pre-boot configuration options. And the number of operating systems and specialized distros means "an operating system for every task" instead of one single big hdd-installation.

OmniBoot

runs entirely from CD/DVD (iso9660) and USB/HDD (FAT16/32, NTFS, ext2/3/4, most recommended: FAT32!) and all of OmniBoot also boots via PXE-server. So OmniBoot has become one of the most comprehensive collections of kernel command line parameters for iso-, usb- and pxe-booting of linux live distros.

OmniBoot

itself has only an English interface at the moment but many keyboards are supported and can be set to default. Some distros even offer a nationalized desktop. Check Languages to view the supported languages.

Please browse the content tab to find links to all homepages of the integrated tools and distros. Some docu-files are directly linked to that table's last column for your convenience. License information is usually included in distros, available in program folders or can be obtained at the respective homepage.

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