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Old 05-01-2004, 06:18 PM   #1
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I would like to create a distribution or a slimmed down distribution of slackware that would be on a Cd. When the cd is booted it would format the hard drive and place slackware on the hard drive.

Basically what I want to know is what needs to be on the cd (kernel, kde, drivers?) from slackware that would be allow the above to happen. I don't need everything that comes with slackware I just need to be able to get into the KDE and run one application. I just don't know what would need to be on the CD to do this or what needs to happen to make the cd format the hard drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 05-01-2004, 06:51 PM   #2
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You could start with familiarizing how the knoppix works.
Old 05-02-2004, 07:51 PM   #3
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Could you elaborate on what you trying to do:

1. Launch the standard Slack installation upon bootup?; or
2. Create a minimal Linux installation?

If it's the former, then if I understand your post correctly, your distro would impose its own partitioning and formatting decisions on anyone who installed it. Comment: for people already using Linux, they probably want to keep their existing partioning scheme, and if the installation process reformatted the entire drive, that would be an undesirable outcome. In the extreme.

If it's the latter, you might want to check out

Lastly, could this issue just be solved by not doing a Full installation of Slack in the first place? Given that Slack permits you to individually choose which packages get included, it seems unlikely that a person would end up with software they didn't want installed.

As I indicated there's a high probability that I don't understand your original post correctly -- J.W.


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