creating live cd the easy way
i had try build-helper but it seems hard to make a live cd with mplayer with all codes, firefox with flash and java plugins.
anyone had any simple solution? Geexbox does not have web browser and i can't browse cd/dvd with it.
i need to make/get a small distro that can be loaded into ram so i can use the dvd drive to play dvds.
in case anyone wondering, puppy linux have flash enabled browser and video player that supports .avi with small footprint.
creating a small partition (10GB plus/minus; perhaps in virtualbox).
configuring it the way i want it
installing live-helper or remastersys
Result in both cases is an installable copy of your configured installation (which you now may delete again :-) )
(you need enough space, as the whole shebang is getting copied to unpack the squash-filesystem. about 3 times as big as your final installation should be sufficient).
you couldnt simpy install a distro on an usb-stick? that way you would have got the cd/dvd-rom availiable too.
sorry to be semi-off-topic
but, j1alu; does this code
( a live cd which may be installed, but you gotta choose when booting, installing/adding a graphical installer is a different thing)
"--bootstrap copy" copies your installation
"--debian-installer" live adds the debian installer.
you might even add an lh_config option like:
(if youre fine with remastersys *i* can see no reason/advantage to make use of live-helper instead.)
btw: you could give some info bout the "loading into ram"-thing.
now, to umarzuki
Debian live, or grml too are both smallish and both can use the bootoption
for debian live/grml you just add the bootcode
has flash and firefox 353
as you know, puppy has a toram feature as well
to restore save its
puppy can save back to same partition it boots from
debianlive/grml must have a 2nd partition
to have persistency
j1alu; I'm gonna try it you know
I wanted to use remastersys on squeeze/sid install
however, it bonks out and says squashfs-modules are not available for squeeze/sid
is that true??
if live-helper can do the same job
that would be great:)
To make it short:
im running on sid and checked for squashfs-modules and theyre availiable, but i aint got them installed at all.
I got live-helper installed and thats it...
now that i write i come to think: in the newer kernels (2.6.30***) the squashfs-support might be compiled into the kernel... and thats why there might be problems (if using it with older kernels like lenny..).
For a while i had debian-lenny installed for the only purpose to run live-helper, but these problems are gone now ( i kept lenny as he`s such a cool guy :-) )
I just tried if live-helper would work to make an image of antiX after configuring it, and it did work
(but i think antix has got its own tools to get that result and im not sure if i didnt screw it completely: it booted and i could install it, who knows what will happen in the long run...)
Its a "go or no-go" for me. atm i aint got problems. Your mileage may vary, just give it a try :-)
(there are several how-tos over at forums.debian...search for live in the how-to section.)
im gonna look in your ram-explanations, sounds cool (like the rest of the stuff you do) but im pretty spare on time atm.
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