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Re: Live debian CD

On Wed, 13 Oct 1999, Glenn McGrath wrote:

> Does anyone know if anyone has tried making a "live" cd from debian ?
> By live i mean a cd that can boot and run a debian distribution.

I have some scripts set up that does this.  The boot disk (or boot CD)
has only the required libraries and files needed to boot up to
single user mode with an initrd ram disk as root.  Once booted, the
CD is mounted, and a script is run to link directories and files on
the ram disk to the livecd. 

My scripts are at http://www.ocslink.com/~blunier/

Mark Blunier

> My thoughts are that you could probably do it with a script file (probably
> have to be a pretty fancy script i guess) but it should be possible to make
> a live cd based on a current debian installation, or customised to contain
> specific packages.
> Such a cd would be handy for people wanting to try debian without dedication
> hdd space, would also be good for a backup system.
> For areas of the filesystem that need to be written to it should be possible
> to use a ramdisk and backup the contents to a removable media, or somewhere
> via a network.
> An overlay filesystem (that ive read about somewhere) could also be used to
> enable read only  filesystem to be overwritten
> What do you all think ?
> btw im new in here.. i hope this is the right place to discuss such ideas
> Thanks
> Glenn McGrath
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