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Old 04-08-2005, 11:29 PM   #1
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Livecd remastering

Well I don't know if I am capable of doing this but here is what I want to do: I have been trying different livecd distributions. So far my favorite is DSL but I also liked knoppix.

I would like to remaster a livecd and add crossover office. Maybe add a few other apps. How difficult is this?? Is there an easier way than remastering, like for instance, DLing crossover office and saving the changes on a usb flash drive. I am a Linux newbie but would like to learn this.

It would be nice to taylor make a live cd to meet my needs

Thanks for your time
Old 04-09-2005, 12:21 AM   #2
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You can set up a live cd to use a flash drive as your home parition... so if you compile a program in that parition that could work..

But, remastering would probably be the best idea for you.
Old 04-09-2005, 01:00 AM   #3
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SLAX Live CD ( ) is fairly easy to customize.

All the programs installed at boot are .img files and all are stored in a folder /SLAX/modules. Using some .iso editing software you can add and remove modules and burn custom cd's for diff applications. It's small too. I think under 300meg.

If your burning in windows magicISO ( ) is what I used. It's free but has a burn limit of 300meg or something like that unless you buy it.

Give SLAX a try. If you don't like, well, you have another coaster for your coffee...

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Thanks for the responses. I really appreciate your time. So let's say for a starter I wanted to add crossover office to an already mastered livecd, would I use magic iso, to add the program to it (I know windows has a registry and most programs make a registry entry, so I doubt it could be that simple to add crossover office to a livecd). Of course I am probably showing my newbieness because I am not positive how to install programs. I have to read on that. DSL has emelfm and believe this is what I use but not sure. I have Linux Bible 2005 to help. Crossover office comes with a .tar extension. I will play with dsl and give slax live cd a try. Any helpful links is greatly appreciated. Well I guess I better get to reading


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