On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 11:54:19AM +0200, Daniel Baumann wrote: > Daniel Dalton wrote: > > 1. I need to rebuild my images a lot (debugging!). So, is there a way to > > tell live_helper to use the packages off the current system eg. not > > download the packages each time from ftp.au.debian.org. Otherwise I > > guess I could just copy all the debs into the packages directory, but > > that would be a little annoying. > > live-helper caches packages by default (cache/packages*) already, don't > use lh_clean --purge if you want to keep the cache (see lh_clean manpage > for more information). Indeed it does. > > > 2. My livecd isn't resolving domain names eg. www.google.com, but it is > > fine with the ip it seems... ifdown eth0 and ifup eth0 don't recognise > > eth0. Eg. they say the device is not found. ifconfig though shows eth0 > > has an ip address... > > do you have resolv.conf installed in your image? if so, remove it (and Will see what happens on my next image. > make sure it doesn't get pulled in through recommends again). How to do that? > > > 3. How can I install kernel modules into the kernel running on the > > livecd with live_helper? I need to get the packages out of unstable, but > > I'm running lenny; is this possible. Otherwise how do I install the > > modules from a deb? > > either pin the packages from unstable so that you can install them on > lenny and see /usr/share/live-helper/examples/hooks/, or build the Uh, pulling speakup from 'unstable' seems to be annoying, I'm gonna attempt building the whole thing as "testing" (squeeze). > module binaries with e.g. m-a and put them into chroot_local-packages. Um, ok. So in my hooks dir (I know my script got executed, I saw it output), here is what I had. #!/bin/sh # install speakup kernel mods: aptitude install module-assistant && m-a a-i speakup No binary.iso after the build finished. > > > 4. How can I start gnome applications at start up on the livecd? > > create a .gnome directory that has the things you want, and put that > into /etc/skel thorugh chroot_local-includes. What do I put in .gnome directory?> > > > 5. Is there anyway I can make the live cd remember the users > > modification to a couple of files? Or will I have to enter the settings > > manually each time I boot the livecd? > > look for persistency in the manual. Ah, yes. Using a usb stick? Looks nice :) > > > 6. Is it possible to launch the installer off the livecd? If so how? > > depends :) you can have seperate d-i on the same media (with or without > live-installer), but you can't do a installation triggered from the > running livecd. see manual, there are some thoughts about it. Ah, right. Thank you Daniel.
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