Goal: Create a Linux distribution that fits on a CD and still comes with every program, utility, codec, and ability people have come to demand in Open and Closed Source Software.
This tiny CD based distribution has more packed into it than an elephant in a postage box. It's got all the Linux Games everyone loves + PlayOnLinux + all the codecs you could ever want + Utilities, and Media Players. It even has Office 2007 compatibility but not without the extra install scripts you will find on the desktop.
These install scripts require that you agree that it's legal in your country to install these fun things and then it installs them for you. The Tar.gz file attached includes 3.7 of the 3.8 GBs of packages you will need. (We stripped out the illegal ones and told it to just download them) You could download this from our server automatically using the Failsafe script (that downloads it to your desktop, extracts it, and executes the contents) but without a 7 Megabit internet connection or higher the chances that the download will get interrupted are very high. Also the complete Failsafe script won't be available for download from www.mindblowingidea.com until 10/10/09 so please don't try to get it now or you will just get a partial download.
If your computer can use DVDs then I suggest you make a Data DVD disk and put the Tar.gz file on it first and then after installing JULinux just copy it to the desktop and run the Failsafe script.
You can also use a portable HD or SSD with at lest 4 GB of space on it. If you are going to be booting from the same HD or SSD then make sure you have 5 GB of space.
I like unetbootin. It works well.
This distribution was based on Ubuntu 8.04 32 bit for a reason. It's because networking in Wine seems to work better. CNC3 will actually game online and on LAN. For some reason people seem to have forgotten that things like this use to work and now don't on the newer distributions. Be careful what you upgrade and what repositories you add or you might just ruin it. If it does not network right out of the box then try downgrading wine. Just a thought.
I know in JULinux 0.1.2.5 it worked just fine.
In Live mode you may notice that on some computers it complains about Gnome Settings. This is ok. Just ignore it.
If for some reason the Failsafe script extracts all of the code and then exits without installing anything open the BigMac32_Install_Failsafe folder on the desktop and double click on install.sh. Then click Run in Terminal. I've had this problem on one install out of 10. Don't know why.