live-helper for Slax
debootstrap is designed to run on any Linux distribution, to
facilitate installations from Red Hat, Slackware and the like.
I realized that live-helper uses debootstrap for the initial stage,
and does most other operations inside the chroot.
This got me to thinking: could live-helper produce a working Debian
GNU/Linux live CD while running on another distro?
The answer is yes! I have put together debootstrap 1.0.10 and
live-helper 1.0.0 modules for Slax from the original Debian packages.
To comply with the Slax standard, all locales and documentation have
There's not that much purpose for making a live CD from another live
CD, but it might be useful for someone. (I use Kubuntu myself and have
built a few Debian Live-based images by installing live-helper and
debootstrap from Debian.)