Re: [Debconf4] CDD World Domination @Debconf4
to add another note to the current live-cd discussions:
I've just yesterday made a "knoppix"-kind live-CD from scratch, which is plain
debian sarge (debootstrap) + some knoppix packages, but no hacks.
The only "changed" file is:
"/etc/inittab" and I cannot assure that /etc/network/interfaces is still the
same. (Klaus knoppix-creation script did overwrite it.)
It has no X, no other installed packages and uses debian kernel 2.4.26 (that
also is new). The creation of the miniroot was a bit tricky, but as I don't
think other debian kernels will change much, the nextz update should be
I wanted to wait for release, but as you want to start hacking I thought it
would be an good idea to give you access to my work. (I'm starting to upload
an iso in some minutes ...)
Btw. for quick testing qemu is a great ressource, especially if you are
working in boot sequences. The debian installer team should take a look (if
they haven't yet) to test their iso images ...
qemu -cdrom file.iso -hd hd.img
or so ...
The package with the neccessary dependencies and recommends can be found on
And no it is not lintian clean ;-).
I think you could use that as start for your live-cd, because imho you won't
find a cleaner base to start with, with the additional possibility to change
the standard runlevels as easy as possible. (I mean you can experiment with
it, and imho a lviecd will always have different runlevels then hd ... (you
won't start ssh by default even if its installed ...) )
Btw. if one wants to use debians "mkinitrd" I would love to have some
improvements for it ;-).
PS: That is the work that has come from many good ideas on debian-custom. Just
to give some credits.