(TUTORIAL) How to Make LiveCD/USB from installed Slackware 13/current or Arch system!
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Making progress; I have finished making a Kit for both Slackware
i686 and x86_64 that will transform your installed system into a live cd/dvd/usb thats also installable to hard drive
all the stuff below is different than in the above post
I am finishing uploading the new nFluxOS builds for arch, debian, slackware, and ubuntu.
I have also a pair of Kits for ARCH i686 and x86_64 too but have to learn how to package them!
anyway; the Kernel Live Kit below is the same kernel and live media source
I use in my new squashfs 4.0 nFluxOS arch and slackware builds
the kernel is the same as above except it's for either arch/slackware x86/x86_64 and also includes kernel modules, and full kernel source
alongside that is the modified Linux-live-scripts in /root folder
for creating the live media
inside the linux live folder in cd-root I placed a splash.png and modified isolinux/syslinux menus and some other stuff.
(Iron Maiden! cranking)
yeah, and so the package comes as a installable .txz for 13.0/13.1/current and has a readme and instructions for installing to usb and manual hard drive install(easy)
Basically; it's almost like remastersy; you just spin the wheel
pop it in the oven and bam!
instant backup/livecd of your system
I like it compared to say Clonezilla and dd and such.
In detail the pkg comes as a zipped file named
either KernelKit-Slackware-i686-2.6.34.zip or KernelKit-Slackware-x86_64-2.6.34.zip containing
info and manual-install text from nFluxOS /usr/doc
for installation info etc
the installable .txz either
the .txz's contain:
install/doinst.sh (creates symlinks)
There's a bug for both of these concerning squashfs 4.0 and Ritchie's Linux Live for x86/x86_64
The bug is that if you run persistent cd/usb; you must make a ext2/ext3 partition on usb
and save to a folder there you specify
For some reason it will not save to either Slax's "slaxsave.dat" or SalixOS' "slxsave.xfs"
and if you run from fat32 usb and put a save folder on fat32 usb it will have issues with posixovl
and will not shutdown/reboot
The "fix" is right now to either save to a named folder on ext2/ext3 usb or hdd partition
Example usb, with your live remaster on sdb1
sdb1 fat32 your remaster
sdb2 ext3 "has a folder named 'mysave'"
and then edit your syslinux.cfg or grub menu.lst, etc to say
you do not need to specify the device, simply the name of your folder you create to save stuff too.
so, make a folder on ext3 usb or hdd partition of whatever name you want and
edit syslinux.cfg changes= parameter for your folder, etc