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Re: New debian-installation - question

On 03/26/2011 05:04 PM, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
Hi list,

just some simple questions: I am going to create a small installations cd from
an already installed system (with my own settings). As I want it small and
secure, I do not want any logfiles on this cd. I am using bootcdwrite. So my

1.Can I use an empty /var/log/ or is it necessary, that some logfiles already

2. Same question to /var/run, /var/cache and /var/spool/: Can they be empty at
first boot?

3. Last question (maybe stupid): Can /var be empty at all or are there any
directories, which MUST exist at very first boot?

I am looking forward to your answers.

Best regards


I would suggest you to use a ready livecd such as GRML for example .
It is also Debian based and you can tweak it as you want - it is very flexible .
It uses squashfs ( at least 3 years ago)  which gives you good compression .

Best reagrds ,

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