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Old 04-09-2009, 07:45 AM   #1
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Anybody here ever do a "successful" DSL Re-master??


It seems no matter what "how-to" I follow, when I recompress the image and then try to boot, everything goes fine-then it can't start X 'cause it can't find the .xinitrc or something?
This my 5th attempt-I have used both CD's and USB to copy DSL to a partition, but something never seems to get copied or it's copied to the wrong place....
S0, has anybody here ever done it successfully??
 
Old 04-09-2009, 08:11 AM   #2
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Actually, can I mount the "KNOPPIX" shell script/image like an ISO somehow and uncompress the image to a folder instead of running the live cd/usb?
Can I use the KNOPPIX remastering guide or does DSL contain different files (example- ".bash_profile")?
 
Old 04-09-2009, 09:00 AM   #3
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OK-I found this so that I can remaster without using the livecd.

( http://r4vi.org/index.html/?q=node/87 )

Problem-I get to this part-

Code:
mount -o loop tmp.iso image
And the terminal says-

Code:
mount: you must specify the 
filesystem type
OK-here's the part I'm at-

Code:
cd remaster
mkdir image
mkdir -p source/KNOPPIX
mkdir -p master/KNOPPIX

mount -o loop dsl.iso image
cd image
find . -size -10000k -type f -exec cp -p --parents '{}' ../master/ \;
cd ..
extract_compressed_fs image/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX > tmp.iso
mount -o loop tmp.iso image
cp -Rp image/* source/KNOPPIX
cp -Rp image/.bash_profile source/KNOPPIX
umount image
I'm stuck at "mount -o loop tmp.iso image".
So what do I do?
 
Old 04-09-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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Hi,

By chance are you utilizing the 'Remastering Guide'?

Code:
sample from guide;
mount -o loop dsl.iso image
(cd image; find . -size -10000k -type f -exec cp -p --parents '{}' ../master/ \;)
extract_compressed_fs image/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX > tmp.iso
umount image
mount -o loop tmp.iso image
cp -Rp image/* source/KNOPPIX
umount image
Notice that the guide shows that you remain in the working directory for image then the extraction.
 
Old 04-09-2009, 09:38 AM   #5
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Actually no
But I will now.

All I need to do is add some wallpapers, themes, Rox, and change the getting-started.hmtl

Thanks, I'll try that now...
 
Old 04-09-2009, 09:45 AM   #6
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OH-can I do this from ubuntu-8.04?
I have cloop-utils but not cloop-src
Do I really need it?
Can I do this from Feather/Knoppix??
 
Old 04-09-2009, 10:38 AM   #7
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OK-now I'm in Feather and when I enter mount -o loop tmp.iso the term says-

mount can't find /mnt/hda6/remaster/tmp.iso in etc/fstab /etc/mtab

What now?

How would I add it? As what?

The "tmp.iso" is there at /mnt/hda6/remaster/tmp.iso
 
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Quote:
OK-now I'm in Feather and when I enter mount -o loop tmp.iso the term says-
Don't you forgot the mount point?

Code:
mount -o loop tmp.iso image
 
Old 04-09-2009, 10:50 AM   #9
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OK_yeah I did that
But as with the others-it doesn't seem to copy ALL the files-like ".bash_profile"
Or if it does where is it?
This should be easy-I don't understand?
 
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you know it is a hidden file, right?

Quote:
.bash_profile
 
Old 04-09-2009, 11:06 AM   #11
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YEP-I got ROX on the show hidden files thing....BUT-why doesn't it copy ALL the files when you copy the iso??
How do I make sure all the files are just like in the original image??
Really-right now I'm just trying to extract the DSL image and then recompress that same virgin DSL image, I'm not adding anything yet...
I'm just trying to see if I can recompress the image and it'll boot and run regular DSL.
This is from another remaster how to-

Code:
cp -Rp image/* source/KNOPPIX
cp -Rp image/.bash_profile source/KNOPPIX
But-when I did "cp -Rp image/* source/KNOPPIX" it put all the "." files just in the KNOPPIX folder-not in the directories-is that how it's supposed to be??
Where am I going wrong?
 
Old 04-09-2009, 11:24 AM   #12
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OK-it worked-But now I'm trying to copy the remaster folder to my Ubuntu8.04 Desktop and keep getting errors-unable to copy /dev/such and such..why?
What's the terminal way-"cp -a /mnt/sda6/remaster/* /home/bz/Desktop"??
 
Old 04-09-2009, 03:30 PM   #13
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This is simply not working-Apparently when you try to copy everything from the iso or CD the hidden files, etc are not transferred.
I just did it again for likt the 10th time-I can never get to the part where I can add aps etc 'cause when I try to either startx or get an internet connection it says there are alot of files missing-mostly the "." files.
What is the proper way to do this??
Nobody here-not even the Guru's , have ever remastered DSL successfully??
 
Old 04-09-2009, 09:02 PM   #14
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OK-instead of de-compressing the image(KNOPPIX), I instead did the mydsl-remaster on the CD.
BIG question-is there a way to add files/folders to the KNOPPIX compressed image without de-compressing it first?
Like mounting an ISO or is it possible??
 
  


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