Saturday, May 21, 2011

New OpenDiagnostics Live CD Release :: 394 MB

Removed wine, stupid idea to put on there.

Added mc, lftp, mdadm, a few others I can't remember off the top of my head.
Updated ClamAV to 0.97 and virus defs are good as of today.
Updated metasploit to latest SVN head
Updated kernel to latest and lucid is fully updated.

Download Here

I have been doing a lot of research into AutoIt scripting lately, as it would help tremendously at the repair shop. I have written up a few scripts to automate a few common chores such as msconfig'ing, fixing up performance options, and am in the process of writing a driver backup and general backup script. I hope to include these with some sort of easy way to use them on the root of the CD. The scripts will be compiled to executables, but the scripts will of course be made available, possibly in a google code repo. If you have any suggestions on what type of scripts you would like, or concerns about this possible change, feel free to express them in the comments


  1. Hi,

    Nice Small Live cd you've came up with!
    In the past I have had trouble using mii-tool to set correct duplex settings for some NICs because the NIC driver didn't work well with mii-tool. As an alternative I used ethtool to make things work. Maybe it's an idea to add ethtool to your livecd?

    I'm not sure what your goal is for this OpenDiag livecd is, but I'm missing some tools to detect rootkits like tripwire, chkrootkit or any other good tool to detect rootkits ,etc..

  2. Howdy! Thanks for putting out this cd. I am trying to help out a buddy who is more pc illiterate than me. I am running your distro, but I can't figure out how to run the antivirus. Can you help?

  3. Hey Hal, check out my wiki I started on using the CD.

  4. I was trying to find some information on the tools included in this distribution, but all roads lead to volatile minds, and it appears to be a black hole.

    Is there any way I can obtain info that used to be on the web site? It appeared to not even be available in google cache.


  5. Hi, please see:

    However, The CD will be updated soon (before Oct 31) and some packages (like metasploit) will probably be removed to bring down the size and get rid of less than useful packages.

  6. the server is down, are there any mirrors for the iso?

  7. Please wait a day or two. I am redoing my web stuffs. Sorry for the inconvenience.