Nimble X

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Now NimbleX has an installer, you don't have to do this by hand

NimbleX doesn't have an installer yet but I think it can be easily installed on almost everything. Well, there are several ways to do this but I'm going to explain the one that I like the most. We will use GRUB as the boot loader.

Tools and Materials:
NimbleX live CD
A boot loader (GRUB in this case)
A USB stick with at least 200Mb free. (More if you're planning to add new programs, save your changes etc).

Steps:

1. Boot NimbleX from the CD
2. Use QtParted to create 2 partitions. Here you have two different choices: a. Create a 200MB ext3 partition. Here you will copy all the files from the NimbleX CD. The advantage of this method is that, since windows do not recognize the ext3 filesystem, you cannot accidentally delete NimbleX from Windows. -or-

b. Create an 8MB ext3 partition. Here you will install GRUB, and you will copy the files initrd.gz and vmlinuz (found in the "base" directory in the CD). In the remaining 182Mb create a FAT partition, and copy the files from the NimbleX CD (except initrd and vmlinuz) in a directory called nimblex. In this case, if for some very rare reason you decide to delete NimbleX, you can do it from Windows. 3. Install the GRUB bootloader on the USB using the command "grubconfig". 4. Configure grub.conf (or menu.lst) like this:

a)
Code:
title NimbleX 2007 - Boot in KDE
   root (hd0,0)
   kernel /boot/vmlinuz max_loop=255 init=linuxrc load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=5120 root=/dev/ram0 rw quiet vga=771 nopcmcia changes=nimblex.data autoexec=startx    initrd /boot/initrd.gz

title NimbleX 2007 - Command Line
   root (hd0,0)
   kernel /boot/vmlinuz max_loop=255 init=linuxrc load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=5120 root=/dev/ram0 rw quiet    initrd /boot/initrd.gz
title NimbleX 2007 - Boot from ISO
   root (hd0,0)
   kernel /boot/vmlinuz vga=784 max_loop=255 init=linuxrc load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0...
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