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I am interested in doing exactly what it appears you already did - creating one DVD with multiple LINUX/WINDOWs boot options; However, I have run into several problems while attempting this (linux distros unbootable). I was hoping that you could post details on how you did it and which LINUX distros you used. I appreciate any assistance you can give: ie what 'bootloader' you choose bcdw, cd shell, some other and what parameters (if any did you have to pass to LINUX).
I'm running Mandriva 2006 and I'm going to see if I can make a LiveCD with some very basic applications. I may not even use KDE, fluxbox or IceWM would be fine. I want to make one so that I can use Smb4k to transfer files and some basic administrative tools, no games, no word processors or anything. I use Knoppix currently when working on people's computers to get around Windows permissions or to do things I can't get access to in Windows. Example I built a guy a new computer cause' his old mainboard fried, but his hdd and things were good. Well XP instead of booting in safe mode or something just refused to let even the administrator log on without doing some kind of online registration, which we couldn't do of course because it was a new mainboard and the NIC drivers didn't work. Anyway long story short I used Knoppix to save his files before an XP re-install and I'd like to make one with a custom list of apps that I like to use so I don't have to dig through all of the ones Knoppix has. I like Knoppix, but there is just way too much to it, most of which I don't use, and I like my Mandriva apps. Has anybody here tried making a LiveCD of 2006 yet?
Has anybody here tried making a LiveCD of 2006 yet?
Yes, I recently made one from Mandriva 2006.1-0.3 which is a work in frustration for the most part.
Shortly after installing Mandriva before doing any updates, I made a livecd and it boots ok.
Then, I ran smart update and smart upgrade before making another livecd. That one fails to boot with an error about not finding the loop.
So, I looked in each /isolinux/initrd.gz for differences. Nothing really jumped out at me as being way different. For the short term fix, I used the /isolinux folder from the original livecd and it does boot my updated version of Mandriva livecd complete with Openoffice, kde 3.5, qtparted, partimage, rsync, wget, gftp, xine, xmms, digikam, gimp and a few other goodies.
Here's hoping they fix the mklivecd and get a working livecd-utils.
I Have Mandrake 10.1 Already And Would Like To Upgrade To Mandriva10.2 ???? I Downloaded The Iso "mandriva10.2"on My Desktop And A Cd Version I Burnt Using Kd3... But When I Got A Wild Hair Up My A--! To Actualy Finish What I Started.i Really Did'nt Know Where To Start And I Also Got "scared", Because I've Grown Into What I Call "my Cave"... This Is My First Time Ever Being Part Of Mandrake And I Love The Freedom I Have And The Cool People I've Met.i Have Been Doing Some Reasearch And I Would Love For Any Who Has A Easy-er, Way Of Stacking Mandriva10.2 Up Against Mandrake 10.1??? With Out Mandrake 10.1 Crashing Or Having Boot Problems... I've Been Using My Soft Ware Media Manager... Picking Through What I Want But I Know Theres A Better Way Of Using The Whole Iso File On My Desk Top... Please Help!!!
My roommate just tried to create a LiveCD, and the tool changed the ownership/permissions of his directories. He was not able to get it straightened out, and so has switched to (k)ubuntu in frustration.
If anyone wants a direct link to the HOWTO at mandrivausers, this is it.
My main interest is in using the tool as a means of backing up and restoring my system so that, if I need to reinstall, I don't have to go through the business of configuring the desktop and adding and removing software.
The tool has been recommended for that purpose in another distro but it may have been augmented to achieve that. I have not found out yet whether I can achieve the same thing.