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Old 10-21-2003, 03:21 AM   #1
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Is there a customizable CD Live linux distro?

I was just thinking it would be great to be able to have a fully customizable Live Linux CD (boots straight from the cd). Knoppix is alright, but i'd like to update the packages myself, and get rid of all the stuff i don't need so i can load it all into ram.

It would be cool if you could have mini cd with fluxbox, opera, gaim, xmms, xine, console, and a couple other things.

Anyone know of any such projects?
Old 10-21-2003, 07:15 AM   #2
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1) copy Knoppix (or any live cd distro) to hd
2) install / remove programs as you like
3) make an iso image and burn your own live cd

Have a look at these website:

good luck
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Old 10-21-2003, 03:24 PM   #4
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" i'd like to update the packages myself, and get rid of all the stuff i don't need so i can load it all into ram."

You can do all of this with LifeBoat. LifeBoat is a script that makes a bootable CD using the kernel, etc. from your desktop computer. You can reconfigure LifeBoat any way that you want with the Addons feature.

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Old 10-21-2003, 10:04 PM   #5
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I have tried both knoppix and slackware-live. They are both great, but slack is alot smaller and you can customize it.
Old 10-22-2003, 02:43 AM   #6
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thanks guys! i thought there wouldn't be anything like that, but there you go and supprise me!

thanks again.


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