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Old 07-03-2006, 04:01 AM   #1
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Remaster or not?


G'day, I am currently trying to find/slightly mod a distro for a new 'laptop' i am building/trying to create and i want to have a native OS for it. I current run Mandriva live on a spare PC and know a bit about it, from what i have seen it is bloody awesome! I love the layout and simplicity of it but would like to change a few things and kind of make my own Mandriva powered live CD... all i am after is changing the default logos and shortcut names (for example replace the 'Star' in the taskbar with a start button... change "home" to something like Personal Files) just so when i use the live cd or HDD install it is already set up how i want it without having to change it everytime.

At the moment i am reading "How to remaster knoppix" but it is not giving me any information at all on where to make these modification, where the text i am looking for is and where the graphics are stored, from what i can see it is dedicated to removing packages

I am looking to put together a dev team to work on this idea i have but in Aus we don't have many linux users... well that i know of anyways so i have come here in seek of some help and would appreciate a reply Thanks
 
Old 07-03-2006, 06:54 AM   #2
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Should i remaster?

I have just moved this to get a wider variety of restuls/opinions, so please forgive me if you have seen thing already.

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G'day, I am currently trying to find/slightly mod a distro for a new 'laptop' i am building/trying to create and i want to have a native OS for it. I current run Mandriva live on a spare PC and know a bit about it, from what i have seen it is bloody awesome! I love the layout and simplicity of it but would like to change a few things and kind of make my own Mandriva powered live CD... all i am after is changing the default logos and shortcut names (for example replace the 'Star' in the taskbar with a start button... change "home" to something like Personal Files) just so when i use the live cd or HDD install it is already set up how i want it without having to change it everytime.

At the moment i am reading "How to remaster knoppix" but it is not giving me any information at all on where to make these modification, where the text i am looking for is and where the graphics are stored, from what i can see it is dedicated to removing packages

I am looking to put together a dev team to work on this idea i have but in Aus we don't have many linux users... well that i know of anyways so i have come here in seek of some help and would appreciate a reply Thanks
 
Old 07-03-2006, 03:05 PM   #3
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No answer on the remastering I'm afraid.

Your comment about little use of Linux in Australia seemed unlikely to me. On a quick Google search I found:
http://www.linux.org.au/usergroups/

This shows listings of Linux User groups by Australian State. You might want to see if any of them are near you.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 09:35 PM   #4
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I can tell you first hand as a PC store owner that there are limited amount of linux stores. In WA i think we have 1! Im not talking about linux users cause i know we have a few, most uni's teach linux when you do programming or administration...

It hasnt hit a desktop market yet as people think it is too hard and doesnt have the same support as MS. I can understand why they think this way and agree in some parts, but i would like to 'remaster' if thats what i am talking about above so i can make a linux to give my customers etc. Maybe that will help bring it into the market a bit more.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 09:42 PM   #5
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Which window manager are you running for Mandriva Live, GNOME or KDE?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 11:12 PM   #6
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PCLinux may be just the ticket for you. It's based on Mandriva , has a hard drive installer and is easy to remaster.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 12:17 AM   #7
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ok thanks for that. ill give it a go when i get home.
At the moment im trying to remaster knoppix using that guide and im having no luck at all, like i said i only want to modify the basic images and logos for now but it does not mention how to do it, thats my problem at the moment.

do you know if the images are imbedded in something? or should i be able to find a type of image file (png, jpg, ico etc) in a folder once the source has been extracted?
 
Old 07-04-2006, 03:44 AM   #8
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I am currently using KDE. I think it has a bit more of an eye candy feel to it.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 04:50 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I have just moved this to get a wider variety of restuls/opinions, so please forgive me if you have seen thing already.
Nope, you didn't move it, you actually crossposted which is against our rules.

I have moved it and merged your original thread into it. In future, click the Report button and request the move.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 09:43 PM   #10
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ooops, sorry about that and thanks for moving.
I downloaded PCLinux last night and had a bit of trouble getting it to launch, i think all the messing around has stuffed my hard drive. Im going to give it another go tonight.
 
  


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