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Re: Question on live distros

On Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:04:19 -0600
Howard Lee Harkness
<howard.lee.harkness@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Martin
> Steigerwald <Martin@lichtvoll.de> wrote:
> > I´d install a Debian for that. I would use
> > KNOPPIX as a live distro and nothing else.
> >
> I was looking for a live distro to use for a
> project I have in mind. Is Knoppix the best
> distro to use for that?
> I would like to create a live bootable DVD that
> did not recognize any ports other than a USB
> port (for a data drive). I would like to write
> an application to be included on the DVD which
> comes up after boot, takes a password, and
> searches the USB drive for a file encrypted
> with that password. The application should take
> over the system (nothing else can run), and
> when it is closed, the machine should shut down.
> I'm in the initial phase of feasibility
> research on this, so any pointers, references,
> etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Since you use this as a base for a program
as described above, the slax distro,
based on the programmers friend, Slackware, might
be worth a look. It is not Debian-like.

John Culleton
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