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 Post subject: Why not create GNS3 integrated on bootable disc?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:25 pm 
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Dear Team,

Greetings! And I've been almost a regular user and a true fan of GNS3 like others out there.

Now straight to the point, during the training that I conduct, I recommend and also dedicate sessions for GNS3 and I end up showing them to configure both on Windows and Linux and take care of little stuff. Couple of years back, I've seen Linux based routers that fire up from live CDs, so why not create something like that.

Why not create a single Live Linux bootable CD tightly integrated with GNS3 and that could be the only format to develop and integrate everything in one place instead of developing separate GNS3 installer and executable for Windows, Linux and Mac! That way, everyone would be using one universal GNS3 and it will help everyone to learn and go with one common approach, no worries to support different OS and driver issues, that way developments will be fast as everything has to be focused on a single platform and all the system resources can be very effectively utilized.

Am sure you guys must be aware, Ubuntu based distros give you flexibility to have boot persistent USB / flash drives and thats how I carry all the tools like GNS3, xterm, Wireshark, Virtualbox etc on it and all the labs are still saved on it.

Hope you consider this!



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 Post subject: Re: Why not create GNS3 integrated on bootable disc?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:59 am 
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Why not roll your own bootable disc? It doesn't take that much effort.

Or, grab GNS3 Workbench and convert the vmdk into a bootable disc...

Here, let me make it easy for you...
http://sourceforge.net/projects/remastersys/ - will help make a bootable iso from the OS
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Remastersys - instructions

Or if you're super lazy, some guy out there already made a Live CD of GNS3 Workbench.

I'd say let the GNS3 team concentrate on developing the core product and the rest of the community will add their own flair.


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 Post subject: Re: Why not create GNS3 integrated on bootable disc?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:31 am 
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Of course, am aware of GNS3 Workbench and its a great way to share all pre-configured environment, but again, to run everything inside a virtual machine would demand lot of system resources when compared to using a bootable disc!

Probably I ll make use of your idea of remastersys and surely come up with something that i can distribute on a disc or flash drives and it ll be great that way!

Thanks again for the new idea!

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 Post subject: Re: Why not create GNS3 integrated on bootable disc?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:54 am 
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You could take a look at live-raizo (http://sourceforge.net/projects/live-raizo/), whilst I haven't personally used it, it is well supported and the creator is even a member on the forums here.

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 Post subject: Re: Why not create GNS3 integrated on bootable disc?
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 2:11 pm 
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well this is exactly what I'm doing

I use http://www.linuxliveusb.com/fr/home
I use ubuntu 14.04
I made the USB key with persistence
I boot on my USB key and here I am I try to install new GNS on it
but I already run gns3 0.86 on ubuntu 13.10 (on another USB key)

The idea is that since we are all limited at work to use our job PC, if there is a PC you can boot on,
then you can boot on your USB key and work on the same lab at work or at home.

instead of changing PC, you change USB key and you can try new OSes or distribution, USB3 helps that with helping fast boot and a good USB 3 key with 16 G like sandisk extreme is around 24 €, 24 € for a new PC is not expensive...;-)

I would encoourage companies to buy PCs such as ZOTAC IQ BE i7 4600T with 16 GB ram and 256 SSD and can even add a 1 or 1,5 TB HDD and people come with their USB key use the working station, which becomes theirs when they are on it and which everybody leaves intact after having used it :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Why not create GNS3 integrated on bootable disc?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:46 pm 
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I second this request - many of us have specialties in one field but not another - VM's and making my own distros would take valuable hrs away from CCIE study

at some point - around GNS 1.0 - I'd like to see a bootable linux distro but I'm aware teh ever changing Alphas make that bit of a waste of time right now

RB


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 Post subject: Re: Why not create GNS3 integrated on bootable disc?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:12 pm 
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Hi

whiskeytown wrote:
I second this request - many of us have specialties in one field but not another - VM's and making my own distros would take valuable hrs away from CCIE study
I don't understand. It is what "Live Raizo" does, no ?

whiskeytown wrote:
at some point - around GNS 1.0 - I'd like to see a bootable linux distro but I'm aware teh ever changing Alphas make that bit of a waste of time right now
RB
Yes it is too early. GNS3 v1 is only in development state



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