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Old 07-23-2003, 07:09 PM   #1
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Linux Slackware Live CD


Hmm, I've been trying to make my own version of a live version of linux based on Slackware and these instructions:

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=3747

But I'm not getting very far .

Firstly, where is this "Ready to boot" linux CD? Can it be downloaded for free?

Secondly what about the initrd.img file? Is the one on the install CD the same as on this "ready to boot" cd? If it isn't what's the difference?

So far, I've figured out how to do nearly all the stuff in that tutorial (link above) and even managed to get cdrecord to work. It's just this one thing - and how do you set up all the configurations so it works?

What I mean by that is for example .... well ..... the tutorial says to put all the files in directories such as "isolinux","live" and soforth. But how does the CD know where to look for files so it will boot?

So far I can make a bootable CD but that's about it. It just says the kernel was missing (It came up with a boot: prompt but after I hit return said it couldn't find the kernel). I tried entering the path with boot: /kernels/bare.i and it then complained about "vmlinuz" not being found. My question is how to set things up so these can be found? I'm guessing maybe I'll need to try somehow to take initrd.img from the install (NOT the one from the ready to boot cd as I don't have it) cd and pull it apart prehaps? And then what do I need to do?

Thanks!

SP
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Old 07-23-2003, 07:47 PM   #2
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from the link you posted
The Slackware "Ready-To-Boot Linux Disc" (CD 2 of the Slackware CD set).
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Firstly, where is this "Ready to boot" linux CD? Can it be downloaded for free?
Looks like it's the second CD of the CD-Set you bought.
And no, you can't download it :}

Cheers,
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Old 07-24-2003, 12:06 PM   #3
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Re: Linux Slackware Live CD

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Originally posted by slothpuck
Hmm, I've been trying to make my own version of a live version of linux based on Slackware and these instructions:

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=3747

But I'm not getting very far .
I don't know whether its exactly what you are looking for, but who can resist a Live Slackware CD that burns onto a 3" mini (200MB) CD???

http://www.slackware-live.org/

I carry one in my pocket always :-) I may be mistaken, but I think you could mount the iso, make any changes you like, save and then burn?

munkeh
 
  


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