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Old 11-06-2004, 01:07 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Floppy based distribution with cdrecord


Hi,

I am interested in a floppy based distribution that supports CD writing. I have searched Google and have not been successful in finding such a distribution. I am expecting that I will need to modify one of the existing distributions.

Here is a bit more information regarding my needs:

- I am interested in running a bash script.
- The script requires awk, sed, cdrecord, mkisofs, bash, wc

The script is able to take in arbitrary directories, split the chunks into a given media size (650MB CD/700MB CD) and then burn the data.

Short of a floppy distribution that already support CD creation, what distributions should I look into modifying?

Thank You.

Best Regards,
lowlife
 
Old 11-06-2004, 02:15 AM   #2
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I doubt you can build a reasonably featured distro that supports cdrecord/mkisofs with on a 1.44mb floppy. You would need at least a 2.88 disk.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 12:33 PM   #3
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I am not looking to have a feature rich distribution. I am looking to provide a bootdisk for my specific application. Supporting additional applications outside of the script would be nice, but are only a secondary concern.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 02:26 PM   #4
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By "featured", I mean the essential stuff like coreutils etc etc. Although busybox takes care of a lot of these. If you can live with a really sparse system, I would suggest you build your own. You need (generally):

kernel, uclibc, busybox and cdrtools. Most of the trimmings will come from the kernel. Try to remove as many stuff you dont need as possible from your kernel configuration.

Busybox can be trimmed by just building the essentials you want (eg ash, awk, sed, coreutils etc)

cdrecord and mkisofs will likely take abt half a MB.
 
  


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