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Recommendation for Live CD that has Asian language support


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#1 Kyle B

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:05 PM

Title says all. Because of a problem I'm having with my laptop's bootloader (see http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/299306/windows-7-wont-boot-after-fresh-install/ for more details), I'm looking for a distro that can boot my laptop so I can back up another partition I have. However, the distro I'd like must have support for Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are a must, everything else is optional). Booting off a USB drive is a plus, but not a dealbreaker. Much thanks in advance.

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#2 MadDawg

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:25 PM

Ubuntu supports these languages, but they must be installed (which is easy). Ubuntu also supports booting from a flash drive.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/create-a-ubun...ve-usb-from-cd/
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/create-a-ubun...usb-in-windows/
http://stream-recorder.com/forum/install-u...rive-t4935.html

There are other distros that support these languages, but I lost the site that allowed me to compare distros. Sorry.

EDIT: Linux Mint may interest you as well.

Edited by MadDawg, 28 February 2010 - 11:29 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:42 AM

Here are a few distros I found that claimed to support Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, I don't know if that includes their LiveCD's, though:

Gentoo
Ark
Mandriva
OpenSUSE
Debian
CentOS

The most promising, by name, is Asia Linux.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:59 AM

EDIT: Linux Mint may interest you as well.


You, good sir/ma'am, are a lifesaver.

Edited by Kyle B, 01 March 2010 - 08:00 AM.


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Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:49 PM

I'm glad I could help. :thumbsup:
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