Joined: Oct. 2004
||Posted: Nov. 23 2005,01:58
I thought it was worth bringing up that John, Robert, and the Development Team have engineered a nifty tool for DSL that often goes overlooked.
What a great little tool. I first used mkmyDSL back when DSL 0.9.2 was new (started using DSL with version 0.8.2) and used it again within the last couple of days. I think more folks should pay attention to what this thing does and capatalize on it's power.
Basically, what I do with it is this:
I get my fav DSL CD out and spin it live toram.
Then I start grabbing extensions... all kinds of stuff, and start putting them in their proper locations.
Next, I light up Firefox and start making my fav bookmarks.
Then, I tweak fluxbox to suit my fancy (transparency, etc)
All other tweaks get done (emelfm buttons, etc,).
Anything I modify, I add to: filetool.lst
Then I do a backup and save in the proper place.
Reboot again, but this time using: dsl 2 toram
Follow the instructions in the DSL Wiki and when you are done you end up with a LiveCD that has all the stuff YOU want. Mine has all the extensions I use, bookmarks, eye candy tweaks, etc. And it's all on the CD. No more downloading stuff and making directory's, etc. Just pop it in, spin it up, and BLAM! you got yourself your own little custom DSL Live CD.
I have built some that are specific to a particular machine, but some are done to be generic so I can stick it in most any machine and have everything I need right at my fingertips. This is great when you can not or are not allowed to change BIOS to boot USB or on a machine with no USB. Or maybe you do not have a USB flash drive. CD-R's are much cheaper than USB flash drives and have plenty of room to store all the things you want for YOUR custom.
This is plain great no matter how cut it.
Does it get any better?