Re: Remastering Knoppix
Hello JD and list,
On Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 08:24:00AM -0700, JD wrote:
> I found this wiki for remastering knoppix:
> I assume it is fully up-to-date?
It looks OK to me.
For the case of just adding a few packages, there is a quicker/shorter
Let's take the ntfs-3g package update as example.
Instead of recreating the entire compressed file system
(KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX), you can create "add-ons" (KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX1,
This is also the method I use for adding software that's easy to remove
again later, like KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX1 on the magazine version of Knoppix
After installation of the new ntfs-3g package, all new or changed files
are inside /ramdisk if you are not using an overlay file (in which case
they would go to /KNOPPIX-DATA instead of /ramdisk).
In order to create a new compressed file system with the changes, do this:
sudo mkisofs -R -U bin sbin usr lib var | create_compressed_fs -B 131072 -m - - > /tmp/KNOPPIX1
The contents of KNOPPIX1 will later get stacked on top of the
KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX filesystem when booting, if you just put the file into
the same directory.
(Remote) copy /tmp/KNOPPIX1 from the running live system into the
KNOPPIX directory of your DVD master directory (a writable copy of the
DVD contents in, let's say, "DVD-directory").
Then create a new bootable DVD:
mkisofs -pad -l -r -J \
-V "KNOPPIX" -A "KNOPPIX" \
-no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
-b boot/isolinux/isolinux.bin -c boot/isolinux/boot.cat \
-o DVD.iso DVD-directory
If you later add more changes on top of your changes using the new live
DVD, use the same procedure to create "KNOPPIX2" etc.