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Old 04-28-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
willemmerson
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Making a live CD


I am interested in making a very simple live CD with the following programs on:

smartmontools
ddrescue
gparted
testdisk
ophcrack

It doesn't need any drivers particulary, doesn't need any networking stuff, just those programs and whatever things they depend on. It would just need a very simple xwindows system.

I work in a computer shop and we use these utilities but at the moment don't have one livecd with all these on. I know very little about linux. Is it best to just install linux on a computer, change it to my needs then use the live scripts to turn it into a live CD or would it be better to try and modifiy an existing live CD?
Parted Magic live CD is probably the closest to what I want but I haven't a clue how to customize it.


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Old 04-28-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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This gets asked a lot:
http://www.linux-live.org/

Just install a distro (suggest DSL for your specs) of your choice, and run the scripts. There are also specialized tools for some distros. eg. Fedora has spins and Ubuntu has UCK and Reconstructor.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 11:48 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advise, I will give that a try. Before you replied I was actually trying to modify ophcrack which is built with slax but not really getting anywhere. I found gparted, ddrescue and smartmontools as slax .lzm modules and stuck them into the iso in the 'modules' folder but when I booted it up it just kept saying the modules were corrupt...do you know why this might be? I am looking for a quick and dirty way of doing this, i.e. without actually installing linux and doing it all from windows but maybe this isn't going to happen.

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