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Re: question: building a live-dvd

On 06/11/11 01:37, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
> Hi list,
> I want to learn, how to build a live-system of debian. I already read some 
> manuals, but still I have a question for my specual needs. 
> Which is the better solution for my purposes? Bootcdwrite? Live-builder?
> My special wishes:
> 1. My source is an already installed and configured debian system.
> 2. I added some extra files (i.e. my own wordlist or third-party-packages), 
> which shall be added to the live-cd, too
> 3. Some directories shall not apppear at the livesystem (i.e. /var/log, 
> history, /home/user/)
> 4. The finished live-cd shall be installable.

That's outside of my experience (not saying it's not possible).
Have a read on http://live.debian.net/ and see my suggestion about

> 5. If possible (but that is not much important!), the working user of the 
> source system shall not appear on the live system.
> At the moment I am happy with bootcdwrite using my own bootcdwrite.conf, but 
> do you think, live-builder might be better for my puposes? 


> At the moment the 
> ISO-image is now 3GB big, so it will fit on a DVD.
> Will be happy for any feedback.
> Best regards
> Hans

I'd suggest you look at Live-Magic (it's in the repositories). It's
maintained by Chris Lamb (of Debian Live-CD) and *should* do all that
you require.

Please post you experiences.


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