make your own livecd

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  1. iceni60

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    I've been making live CD's for PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu (Mint), its the fastest and best way to backup your OS.

    You can also take your live CD every where you go, use it on any PC, and its like you never left home :D

    Just another reason (one of many) people should give Linux a try.

    PCLinuxOS RemasterLiveCD and *buntu's Remastersys

    Have fun with your LiveCD :)
     
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    you can use these with ubuntu too - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveCDPersistence - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent
    you keep all the changes you make on usb sticks. i've got an article from an old linux magazine about making livecds too. i'm not doing it now though because i have to decide which distro i want to use. although i think i might try fluxubuntu, i really like fluxbox and ubuntu. i suppose i could try mint with fluxbox too.
     
  4. Pedro

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    And Debian?
     
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    This website has a bunch of scripts and instructions non-distro specific towards making live cds.

    For those archers ;) , there is something called larch

    For those on netbsd, there is a nice tutorial here for making a custom one.

    There are also some for openbsd and freebsd, I just don't feel like looking for them right now.

    Cheers,

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    thanks, arch might be good to use. i still worry about distros that let you select all the packages to install without giving somekind of base 'security package set' incase i forget something important, i'm not really sure what might be important though lol, maybe the PAM stuff. i just had a feeling i'd forgotten a big chunk of the OS when i had arch.
     
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    Or, maybe you had none of the unecessary stuff ;)

    The amazing thing, is that it includes all the bare-essentials, but essentials that you really need, like gcc. No GUI, no auto junk, just what is needed for full hardware detection and usability at the command line level. Then, you just have to add stuff as you need it, resulting in a nice and customized system.

    If you think that is a bare install though, look at a NetBSD or OpenBSD install some time :p

    Cheers,

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    i'm definately going to install arch and slackware and start using them to get my linux up-to-scratch xD

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=N0cPFRdT7mQ
     
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    Why don't you guys use LFS? Seems more suitable to build, very customizable :D
     
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    Because "su mklivecd ISO" is much faster. :D and, PClinuxOS already did all the hard work for me :cool:
     
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    i've got the LFS livecd :cool:
     
  12. Pedro

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    You're running Linux From Scratch?
    That's the LFS i mean, but there's probably other LFS.
     
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    no, i'm not running it. but, i have got the latest livecd, i'm setting up ubuntu atm, so i'll probably try it out in a few days.
     
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    I don't doubt you will :)
    In a year or two i'll give it a go. When i have read and read :eek:
     
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