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Old 07-19-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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live cd -> HD install -> back to live cd ?


I cant find a live cd I am happy with, so I installed Kanotix 64, which I liked, compiled a new kernel, added support for my wireless, added bcm43xx broadcom drivers to correct directories, and now I want to turn it back into a live cd. Is this possible? How can I do this if it is? Everything is all set and ready to be made back into a custom distro I love. THanks
 
Old 07-19-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by android6011
I cant find a live cd I am happy with, so I installed Kanotix 64, which I liked, compiled a new kernel, added support for my wireless, added bcm43xx broadcom drivers to correct directories, and now I want to turn it back into a live cd. Is this possible? How can I do this if it is? Everything is all set and ready to be made back into a custom distro I love. THanks
Possible: Yes
In principle, you would do a minimum of:
1. copy the entire contents of the CD to a folder
2. Add or replace all relevant files--eg the new kernel would replace the original.
3. Modify the relevant startup scripts to point to the right things.
4. Burn the whole thing back to a CD

I've never done this, so take this with a grain of salt. If I were to tackle this, I would start by learning exactly how the live CD starts up.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:54 PM   #3
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there is actually a program you can use to make live CD's. I cant remember the name of it but i have seen it before on these forums, i must have forgotten to bookmark it. Im pretty sure that its the same scripts they use on PCLinux... "mklivecd livecd.iso" will create a iso name livecd.iso which you simply just burn.

I dont think these are it but you can try (got them with google.)
LiveCD
Linux Live CD/USB Script

Try searching the forum and google for some better ones. You CAN make custom live CD's its just a matter of finding the right scripts. Hope that helps im no linux expert... but i have read a little about it before.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 01:06 AM   #4
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You could try this, http://www.kanotix.de/index.php?modu...asteringFromCD and good luck!
 
  


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