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Re: live cd/usb projects?

thanks for the feedback.

sorry it has taken some time to reply but I have been reading before responding. I hope my post isn't too long but I wanted to keep most of the replies intact.

debian-user-digest-request@lists.debian.org wrote:
Re: live cd/usb projects?
Jiří Paleček <jpalecek@web.de>
Fri, 27 Nov 2009 23:41:37 +0100

On Fri, 27 Nov 2009 21:30:02 +0100, Geoffrey Lane <freeballer@gmail.com> wrote:

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I wonder first how many has done what I'm looking to do?

Perhaps many.

Are there some people using linux-live script to make one, or another method?

I am using dfsbuild (not really maintained, had to patch it) to make a similar (in extent, not in purpose) live CD. It contains some 5 kernels, gcc, gdb, cmake, some -dev packages, web browser (opera), emacs.

You may also have a look at the KDE Four live CD, and how they make it.

I'm not a fan of kde, mostly because the size. Like 400mb instead of 40mb for xfce or even smaller for lxde or fluxbox. I will look to see how its made, or maybee they have some scripts available

Difficult but not unattainable. But you'll probably have to use compression somehow (on the CD I use zisofs).

I've only used zfs.. for a live cd (multimedia) called geexbox. I assume it will not have any issues with booting just shrinking the size of the cd contents?

I'm not sure about the office apps, but I'm sure you can fit the rest on a CD, which is about the size you need.

    Jiri Palecek

I was thinking more about abiword. Sorry for the confusion. An "office suite" would be nice but its way to big.

Re: live cd/usb projects?
Rob Owens <rowens@ptd.net>
Fri, 27 Nov 2009 21:34:56 -0500

I currently use Debian Live.  I create my own images for USB using the
live-helper scripts.  The latest one I made came in at just over 700MB.
Here's the list of packages I specified to include (not all the
dependencies are listed):

lxde lxlauncher
<snipped package list>

If you need pointers on how to do this yourself, let me know.  If you
want to give me a list of apps and have me make an image for you, I can
do that as long as you have a way for me to get it to you (rsync server,
ftp server, etc).

I will probably do that. I have alot of apprehension making these as I know it takes alot of time waiting for results sometimes to have it crash or worse you make a mistake. I'm doing my best to get ready like I did with knoppix even if I have to ask a stupid question or two.

I could probably setup access for you on ftp server if it doesn't come throu but let you know ahead of time. Size should be a bit smaller - I hope. Thank you for the offer I will get back to you :)

Note that I use fluxbox as my window manager, but I install LXDE as well
because brings in a lot of apps that I find handy.  Plus I intend to
experiment with using LXDE...someday.


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guarantee our safety!'  --John Crichton (Farscape)"

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