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Building and using Debian Live


My first post here. Please bear with me if my questions are obvious.

Several questions regarding building and using Debian Live:

- Is it possible to do my own debootstrap, do my own customizations to 
  then use the live-helper scripts to build an bootable iso out of it?

All the blogs/tutorials I found simply use 'lh_build'. Can you show me how
to use lh_binary scripts to build an bootable iso? 

- about live-initramfs, the comment says, "you probably do not want to
  install this package onto a non-live system". My interpretation is that
  simply installing the live-initramfs into chroot will do the trick, even
  if it is my own customised live-initramfs, correct?

- I noticed that both live-helper and live-initramfs have their own
  config. Seems to me both define live users etc. I haven't read into
  details yet, but can any one comment on this?

- again live-initramfs, the manpage says, "at boot time it will look for a
  (read-only) media containing a "/live" directory where a root 
  (often a compressed filesystem image like squashfs) is stored". My
  questions are:

  - if multi compressed filesystem exist in the "/live" directory, which 
    is the "exposed" one by aufs by default? How can I specify one?

  - is it possible to use some boot cheatcode to designate searching
    directory name other than "live"? -- If so, I can put multi live 
    on the same usb.

- Slax has a pair of command, active/deactive, to add or remove optional
  compressed filesystems into root aufs on the fly. Is there similar
  capability in Debian Live as well?

sorry for so many questions. Thanks for you help.

Tong (remove underscore(s) to reply)

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