Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Oct. 01 2004,02:12
This is way confusing...
My goal is to build 250MB LiveCDs that can be used on systems running some flavour of Windows which don't necessarily have an internet connection. They will range from 64MB 133mx to modern systems with adequate quantities of RAM. Once I get that nailed down, I'd like to add the ability to install DSL if there's unallocated HD space.
The build system is a dual boot Win98/Linux system with a single ext3 partition (plus swap), and a single bootable CDRW.
First off, the examples all start off by creating a blank target partition. Is there some reason I can't use subdirectories on my Linux partition in place of hda1 and hda3 in the examples?
Just why does the last step copy the iso back to hda1? I might want to do that so I can burn under Windows, but is that what is being assumed?
Also, what kind of module should go in /optional? Some components (like j2re) are available as both uci and tar.gz. I got a vague impression that uci files are just for hotloading, but I'm not certain. I want my LiveCD to contain Firefox plus some Bittorrent client to be selected at runtime, not preloaded into RAM.
I hope some of the participants here can set me on the right path.