LinuxPlanet: Linux Rescue Disks Get a Kick from GAR
Oct 13, 2003, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)
"Spurred by its recent adoption of the GAR build system, the
LNX-BBC Project is now galloping right along. At the moment, the
project is working on raising the availability of software packages
that are based on LNX-BBC's unique 'garpkg' package format for GAR.
Project members hope that, as a result, users will be able to
easily access software tools that don't come with bootable business
card (BBC) disks.
"LNX-BBC's mini-CDs hold 50MB, but are still 'small enough to
fit in your wallet,' according to Heather Stern of Starshine.org, a
veteran LNX-BBC member. The mini-disks are meant to be used not
just in system recovery, but for running Linux applications--such
as presentations, for example--on any PC.
"Many people have dismissed mini-rescue disks as just 'a nice
tradeshow toy,' Stern acknowledged, during a talk at the recent PC
Expo show. LNX-BBC, however, has been introducing some 'serious