Portable Dream in a Dream linux concept of having a full Dream linux installation embedded in a pen drive,
SD Card, Compact Flash card or USB HDD.
With Dream linux fully installed and running in such devices you can literally have it on your pocket!
So, no more complaints from your colleagues that you are trying to “destroy” their machines installing Dream linux alongside of THAT other Operating System. Now you only use his/her box as a host to the beautiful Linux of your dreams!
And if you need to even have a common place to share files between the two operating system, it’s just a
matter of pre-divide your device in more than one partition, install Dream linux in one or two of them using either Dream linux Installer (DLI for short) or DLI_OEM Installer (DLI_OEM for short) and there you go!
When using the classical DLI, choose the option “External Disk (full portable DL). It’s advisable to use ext2as the partition for Dream linux, when installing to a pen drive or any Flash type device. This simple care will make your device’s life longer. In such case you should not use a swap partition as well, since it cause the disk to be
read and write a lot, decreasing its life endurance. However, you are not prevented from using any partition and partition filesystems scheme you wish. It’s a free world and you are a free person moving on the free and open environment of Linux!
When using DLI_OEM to install, you are supposed to dedicate the whole disk to Dream linux, no otherThe Portable Dream installation to a USB HDD have no restrictions at all.
companion is allowed in such case. However, you are still free to use any filesystem you wish and you are
allowed to have, at maximum, a root partition, a home partition and a swap partition. This will be perfect for the companies desiring to embed Dream linux in their commercial boxes, since this tool completes the installation process upon the first boot by the user, when the name of the box, root password, user name and user password are requested to complete the installation. The machine will automatically reboot then, and the user will be fully registered to the system from that point on.
Live Dream is, at first, a copy of Dream linux iso to a pen drive or any other flash type device. I say at first because, differently than Dreamlinux iso CD/DVD, your Live Dream can grow or shrink with no need to make
a new install. It’s just a matter of adding or removing Dream linux modules to the correct folder. Applications
will go to modules apps, whilst kernel goes to /modules/base and window manager goes to /modules/win man.
Besides, if you don’t use the whole device space for Dreamlinux, it will create a fat32 partition on the free space. This way you can share files between Dreamlinux and THAT OTHER OS.
Remember that you can add/remove applications, themes, icons, wallpapers, fonts, etc, (in a word, customize) while in the Live session and the installer will reflect your current running environment, with your additions/removals.
Try to download additional Dream linux modules from our website and drop it to /modules/apps and reboot. You’ll have new applications magically added.
The only difference between Live Dream and Persist Dream is that, while Live Dream does not preserve your additions/removals, configurations while in the Live session, Persist Dream will.
So, Live Dream is more geared towards users who have space limited pen devices. From 2GB on
Persist Dream is recommended, since it will persist your modifications. And when you decide to
install it to a HDD, all your customizations will be present in the installed Dream linux.