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Title: Best linux distro for cold storage?
Post by: DolanDuck on June 09, 2014, 10:01:12 AM
Couple of questions by a Linux beginner:

What linux distro do you recommend to use as live cd for cold storage and why?
Any trusted sites where I can download it?


Title: Re: Best linux distro for cold storage?
Post by: scribbles on June 10, 2014, 06:08:52 AM

Do you want the liveCD on USB to have persistent storage (to save and use your wallet over time) or just one time use to create the keys and address for an offline paper wallet?



Title: Re: Best linux distro for cold storage?
Post by: eXch.cc on June 10, 2014, 06:42:11 PM
Debain (https://www.debian.org/) and Slackware (http://www.slackware.com/) are the stable ones and being maintained by a few people, while 'big' distros like Ubuntu are maintained by people, whom real identities you'll probably never know.
You can download them right from the official sites above.
Debian has an packet manager which makes it easier to keep your distro updated and safe from harm.
Slackware developers is a team of skilled hackers who choose very solid software versions to put in a distro releases, slackware can be safe until the next release without updating.
It's from my personal experience.


Title: Re: Best linux distro for cold storage?
Post by: bitsmichel on June 10, 2014, 09:46:08 PM
Debain (https://www.debian.org/) and Slackware (http://www.slackware.com/) are the stable ones and being maintained by a few people, while 'big' distros like Ubuntu are maintained by people, whom real identities you'll probably never know.
You can download them right from the official sites above.
Debian has an packet manager which makes it easier to keep your distro updated and safe from harm.
Slackware developers is a team of skilled hackers who choose very solid software versions to put in a distro releases, slackware can be safe until the next release without updating.
It's from my personal experience.

Right, you want to go with Debian or Slackware. Slackware is one of the oldest Linux distributions, the package management system is a bit tricky.


Title: Re: Best linux distro for cold storage?
Post by: Rigon on June 10, 2014, 11:32:46 PM
hmmm Im thinking about putting one on a external hard drive, will be my first time, has anyone done it yet?


Title: Re: Best linux distro for cold storage?
Post by: devthedev on June 10, 2014, 11:36:23 PM
hmmm Im thinking about putting one on a external hard drive, will be my first time, has anyone done it yet?

Yeah, just download the ISO for the distro, plug in the hard drive and use this software to make it bootable.
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/