Re: [AMBER-Developers] Amber on Live-CD?

From: Gustavo Seabra <>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:40:58 -0300

Em terça-feira, 29 de novembro de 2011, Jason Swails:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 1:26 PM, Gustavo Seabra wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I am planning a class on molecular dynamics applications, and was
>> thinking on having an Amber installation on a Linux Live-CD, so that
>> it could be installed on the computers to be used by the student
>> during the class, and making sure all students have exactly the same
>> environment.
>> Notice the students will not take the CDs home with them... It's just
>> to easily prepare a computer on a lab for the class. A kind of a
>> portable Amber Workshop, if you will.
>> So, I was wondering:
>> 1. Is there any legal / licencing issues I should be aware of?
>> 2. Any ideas on what Linux distribution would be better suited for this
>> 3. Has anyone done anything like that before and would be willing to
>> share the experience?
> As Adrian mentioned, I put one together for the workshop in Barcelona.
> It's literally just an ISO of a LiveCD Linux Distro that has all of Amber
> pre-installed built on Ubuntu.
> You can burn it to a CD or load it to a USB drive and it should work fine
> (it has both the serial and parallel builds built). It also has the
> code ripped out for the paid parts so there shouldn't be any licensing
> issues on Amber's end that I know of (Dave may want to chime in here).
> only issue is that I've named it "AMbuntu", which I think I have to ask
> Ubuntu permission to do, legally. They shouldn't have a problem with it,
> don't think. (It also has the ability to install Ubuntu ripped out as
> well, so it can't be used to install on a computer -- live boot only).
> It does have the Barcelona website loaded for it, which could easily be
> changed (I think I modified one quickly for the Shanghai workshop that
> and Andy put on). The ISO is on one of Ross's servers, and I have a copy
> locally as well, which we're more than willing to share.

Thanks, that is precisely what I'm looking for. Do you mind making it
available somewhere I can download it?


Gustavo Seabra
Professor Adjunto
Departamento de Química Fundamental
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
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