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Posted: June 17 2004,04:00 QUOTE

Sure , adding files to an "open" multisession cdrom works fine.
Burn the .iso image to a cdr, using "session-at-once", so the disk
doesn't get closed ( actually leaves a second session open)
Nero, Prassi, most any Windows cdr burning app will do this.
Usually called global image, or nrg,iso image, etc..

Then, burn the disk again as a data cdrom burn, adding
a directory called "optional", which you can fill with all of
the .dsl extensions you want to have available.
Put .tar.gz files, or .ci files, such as firefox.tar.gz, or in your root directory, as well as a theme you would
like to have by default ( like blue-theme.tar.gz )

Basically, DSL made tar.gz's are to be placed in the root of the cd, and
are NOT optional at boottime, unless you select "Base" at boottime, which
will give you just the basic OS bootup, like the virgin cd image.

.dsl extensions are to be placed in the optional directory, and are selected
after bootup is finished, either from the command line , or thru emelfm.

You can burn a multisession cdr, and make DSL any way you like it.

Another option you have from Windows is using a program like
"UltraIso" , which will let you "ADD" to the dsl .iso image BEFORE
burning any disks.  The "optional" directories and the root addons work the
same way.  I like to add a full optional directory of .dsl files, as well as a
directory calles "toys" for mp3's, videos, roms, etc...  Another one called
"storage" for using those "other" .tar.gz's submitted by other DSL users.
as well as a fresh .iso image of DSL, md5sums, etc...
Simply save your new build as a new "custom .iso " file , and burn it.
It all fits on a 80 minute cdr, with room to spare, and you've got
all your stuff, anywhere you go.  Add to the custom image next time you
get something new, and burn to another 20 cent disk.... easy stuff..

I keep my preferences in the "backup.tar.gz" file , used by the
backup/restore facility in DSL..  put your .phoenix etc in your
file on your backup area, and your bookmarks, etc are saved until next time.
Obviously, this CANNOT be the cdr, else you can't continue to resave.
I DO keep a basic copy of "backup.tar.gz on the cdr for bookmarks,
sources.list for apt-get and other "wanted-every-time" items.
If I'm at a strange location, like demo'ing DSL for a friend, I like
to have some things with me.

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