On 06/07/2012 09:06 AM, Klaus Knopper wrote:
Thanx a LOT Klaus.Hello JD and list, On Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 08:24:00AM -0700, JD wrote:I found this wiki for remastering knoppix: http://knoppix.net/wiki/Knoppix_Remastering_Howto 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 method, though. 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, KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX2, ...). 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 7.0.0. 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: cd /ramdisk 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 \ -hide-rr-moved \ -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. Regards -Klaus
I am sure your elucidation will help many more users
than just me.
I am keeping your email for future reference.