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Re: [custom] Custom Debian Distros need the help from debian developers

On Mon, 8 Mar 2004, Sergio Talens-Oliag wrote:

>   Probably we can start by looking at debian-cd and looking at the
>   changes it needs to be able to build CDD installers.
Fully ACK.

>   I also agree here, but I think we can try to design a new system (and
>   tools) to generate Debian LiveCDs instead of using Knoppix.
I do not care whether Knoppix stuff is involved here or not.  The result
has to be a Live CD which works at least as good as Knoppix.  I just
described it as Knoppix because Knoppix is kind of "mother of all Debian
baesd live CDs".

>   For me, the Knoppix way of installation can be included as an option
>   on the Debian LiveCDs, we only need to use the debian-installer
>   partition system and once the disks are formated dump the LiveCD
>   image and install a boot loader using the debian-installer tools.
While this might be an option I would really prefer the current install
process as the "default" way of installation vor various reasons.  But
I know that many users tend to install Live CD contents to hard disks
and we are obliged to care for the needs of our users.

>   Actually I don't have too much time to work on this issues, but as
>   soon as I can I plan to write something and send it to Andreas for his
>   paper and to this list for discussion.
This would be great.

If Alioth would be up and running I would include the Metadistros people
into CC.  Moreover I think we should merge Metadistros and debian-knoppix
which seem to have nearly the same goal and have done nearly the same
amount of work yet. ;-)

Kind regards


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