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Old 08-05-2004, 09:15 AM   #1
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Custom boot disc


Hi all,


---BACKGROUD OF PROJECT----

I am creating a kiosk machine for a museum. I was looking into using mandrake Kiosk Admin tools as a solution.

The machine configuration is simple. Open a browser on boot, and allow access to only two sites.

I was thinking of setting up a simple HTML page that loads on boot, that contains two hyperlinks. This will have a timer, that will reload the page after inactivity.

Also, this machine will not have a key board, but will have a track ball, and a button to click.

------THIS IS MY QUESTION------
After I complete this setup. Is it possible to create a custom bootable cd of this image, like knoppix? It would be ideal to have this load from a cd.

Thanks!!!

Mike

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Old 08-05-2004, 10:25 AM   #2
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you're gonna have to be more specific with your questions... what part do you need help with??

to make your own live cd you can use a system like this:

http://www.linux-live.org/

although i'm sure there's better live cd building systems out there...
 
Old 08-05-2004, 10:41 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.


I guess I needed to be more clear on my question.

Yes, it was in regards to the Live CD tool. How do you make a live cd of an image?

If anyone knows of any other tools let me know.

Thanks,

MIke
 
Old 08-05-2004, 11:29 AM   #4
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Quote:
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How do you make a live cd of an image?
i think you might be interested in reading this:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=7233


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If anyone knows of any other tools let me know.
http://livecd.berlios.de

 
Old 08-05-2004, 02:28 PM   #5
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Awesome....
 
Old 08-06-2004, 03:32 PM   #6
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How can I have a mozilla or firefox browser load in full screen mode on boot?

I would also like to have this browser with the least amount of functionality (just a back button, forward, and home button).


Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

Mike

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Old 08-06-2004, 03:34 PM   #7
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Just found this:

~/.kde/Autostart

This should answer my first question.

Does anyone know how to load the browser in full screen mode?

I'd like it so that the browser is the only application the user can get to.


Thanks again!

Mike
 
Old 08-06-2004, 03:51 PM   #8
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Quote:
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How can I have a kopete or mozilla browser load in full screen mode on boot?
you mean kopete the instant messenger, right??

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I'd like it so that the browser is the only application the user can get to.
hmmm... then what was that about kopete??

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I would also like to have this browser with the least amount of functionality (just a back button, forward, and home button).
i really recommend firefox intead of mozilla for this... it gives you the essentials, and nothing more...

http://www.mozilla.org/firefox

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Does anyone know how to load the browser in full screen mode?
i'm trying to figure this out... i'm looking for a way to specify it at the command line when starting mozilla/firefox... but it might simply be a matter of pre-editing a config file, i think...


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Old 08-07-2004, 08:32 AM   #9
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Sorry ment to type konqueor
 
Old 08-07-2004, 08:33 AM   #10
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Thanks for your help win...im looking into it as well.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 01:44 PM   #11
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Custom boot CD for Kiosk application

Mike,

I've found this thread exteremely helpful, so thank you (and others) for posting.

I'm taking on a similar project, building a web-based application to run on a kiosk in a university visitor center. I'd be grateful for any additional information you could share about what you did on your project. Ultimately what software did you use, and how did you configure it? Any pitfalls that I might avoid?

Cheers,
Todd
 
Old 09-07-2004, 09:38 AM   #12
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Todd, I recently got my kiosk project cleaned up and documented. It's not perfect, but I hope it helps someone.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...postid=1150391
 
  


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