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Old 11-24-2006, 08:44 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone knew of a good Linux Live CD that can be easily modified into my own customized CD?
Basically I was thinking of a non-compressed version of Linux that was bootable and has x already on it, and maybe gcc also. I just need a bootable Linux CD that will have my program embedded into it (with its necessary libraries) and thatís it.
I tried Morphix and some others but it gets a little too confusing when things donít go right.
I was thinking of a distribution that is not compressed so if I mount it, it will be less than 600 MB or so (with no compression), then add my program and libraries directly, then make (mkisofs) a iso out of it (with the boot.img already in there) then burn it and I will be done.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,
Old 11-24-2006, 09:50 AM   #2
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I would look into Linux Live Scripts from

These scripts allow you to take any distribution you want, run a few scripts, and you will have a live-cd. If you start with something like Gentoo, then you will have complete control over what packages you want on your CD. If you want something that is less effort then that, you can start with slax, a distribution that was made using the scripts (so you can decompress, edit, and re compress it)
These scripts will make a compressed filesystem (using unionfs), but the scripts allow you to compress/extract files without very much effort.

If you really need a live-cd that has no compression, you may have to make your own (as I have not seen any). Try:
Old 11-24-2006, 10:45 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot!
I will start looking into those


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