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"Linux Live is a set of bash scripts which allows you to create own LiveCD from every Linux distribution. Just install your favourite distro, remove all unnecessary files (for example man pages and all other files which are not important for you) and then download and run these scripts."
I been messing around ALOT with live CD's lately, started as a work project and became an obsession.
Currently i have made a DVD that has 2 dos boots (ghost and Partition magic), a totally decked out Windows PE boot image and 6 different distros of linux on it. Its fun to see what you can do when you put your mind to it.
DVD's can boot. There are even several linux installs that come in dvd format, mandrake and Fedora core are two examples of Linux distros that have dvd versions of the install. Its the same as booting from a normal CD if you know how to set up a multi boot CD the same applies to a multiboot DVD.
as far as a single boot DVD, any decent burning software can make a bootable dvd.
If you want to learn about multiboot DVD/cd the best place i know of is The 911 CD forums. While mainly dealing with Windoz preinstall envionment, the multi OS boot loaders are designed to boot Linux kenels, They use linux boot loaders to do it. So in short the information is universal accross all cds and platforms.
My windowsXP live cd image is about 500 megs. It has IE firefox, .net framework, ghost, winzip, Windows media player, Messenger II, Java , flash, a half dozen networking and PC diagnotic utilities, McAfee virus scan, Hijack this, Adware DirectX sound network and scsi support for most common boxes. I built it mainly to be able to ghost test servers that have the fast PCI bus.
Since there are no dos based drivers for FastPCI the only way to get Ghost to image those SCSI drives was in a 32 bit shell. and well with the help of many talented folks over at 911 cd and tools like Barts PE i was able to do much more then i ever hoped with it.
Adding Live linux boot disks was the next logical step in the proccess of geekiness. The project just kept getting bigger and bigger but man i had a lot of fun just seeing if i could do it.
I thought about trying this, and I'm wondering why when I try "urpmi mklivecd" it says it can't find any such package? Many of the packages I find are older, so I wonder if it has something to do with the sources I'm using? Anyone have any suggestions of up to date urpmi sources for 10.0?
i think this is a great idea and plan on trying it.
in my opinion though, there is nothing like linux on a full HD. my wife wasnt to fond of linux till i erased xp and installed everything mandrake came with. now i got my development toolz and she can have games.
I've used this tool to create Mandrake 10.1- and Debian-based live-CD's for diskless thin clients. These thin clients are used for desktop usage and surveillance cam monitoring. As slow, as a P100Mhz-machine is enough for a fully operational workstation as a thin client! And the speed through XDMCP is amazing!
Linux sure is multifunctional, I already thought these computers were junk and now they're being used for primary workstations.
Diskless computers also have big advantages: they need no service and you can safely switch them off directly from the power-button, since there's no hard drive nor filesystems to get damaged.