Customizing the LiveCD

Dan McGhee beesnees at grm.net
Mon Jan 16 10:39:38 PST 2006


Jeremy Huntwork wrote:

>Dan McGhee wrote:
>  
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>>This process is not clear to me.  Maybe I'm being obtuse, but if I run
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>[snip]
>
>The second-session directory will house whatever files you want to be
>custom on the CD. The contents will correspond to the root filesystem on
>the CD. So as the instructions say:
>
>mkdir second-session && cd second-session
>vim path/to/new-file
>    ^ Notice that there isn't a leading '/'
>
>So you will be creating a new file in vim, essentially,
>second-session/path/to/new-file
>
>That should clear it up for you, I hope.
>  
>
Ahhhh. The leading '/'  I missed it.  This does make things more clear. 

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>>The second method may be a little more straight forward to me, but I
>>just don't know how far to "back up" in creating the livecd image.  This
>>is what I think I have to do:
>>
>>1.  put my files in the correct directories in $(MP)--/mnt/lfs for me
>>2.  back-up the original livecd-x86-6.2-pre3.iso to someplace where I
>>won't screw it up
>>3.  delete livecd-x86-6.2-pre3.iso from the livecd directory
>>4.  delete $(MP)/iso/
>>5.  make iso
>>6.  burn iso
>>7.  boot it up
>>    
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>
>Yes, this should work. :) Just please don't distribute the resultant CD
>as a LFS LiveCD. ;)
>  
>
Thanks for the reminder.  The resultant CD will remain under lock and 
key right next to my Smith&Wesson.  :-)

I'm going to try both methods.  Thanks, Jeremy.

Dan



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