The inevitable damnSMALLERlinux post
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Topic: The inevitable damnSMALLERlinux post
started by: damnsmallbankaccount
Posted by damnsmallbankaccount on Sep. 22 2003,02:25DSL is a dream come true. I got this coffeeshop. We have made it a wireless hot-spot. It is located on a college campus. We also have a few "older" pcs that we have put out so the patrons can check email and such. They are all running 98 second edition. I know, "Boo, hiss". It seems like I am always having to "undo" all the changes that people are doing to these machines. I want to rip all the hard drives out of these machines use a knoppix-based distro to boot these PCs. Instead of remastering Knoppix, I would like to remaster DSL into a web-cafe`-kiosk distro for my own personal use. It would make my life much easier. I need to remove all the apps in DSL, all the fluxbox themes, add Phoenix and a couple of IM clients and my own theme. Would this be a big deal? Are there any good docs that would help me. I am not a linuxer, but I am getting better.
Posted by John on Sep. 22 2003,03:49Hi DSBA,
Check out the remaster docs at knoppix.net. The process will be about the same with a few differences:
1) You can remaster DSL with a lot less ram and HD space.
2) You will have to restore the dpkg database (info in the FAQs).
3) You will have to be a lot more careful with X -- DSL's X setup is a jalopy of this and that, not standard Debian stuff.