Joined: Jan. 2008
||Posted: April 09 2008,18:53
As far as extracting KNOPPIX then creating a new compressed image, placing it on a partition for a grub boot and/or burning to cd-r/cd-rw,i have that fully automated and it seems pretty reliable other then not giving any options without changing code. I need to go back and use variables instead.
Is there any interest in expanding mkmydsl into an automated hack instead/in addition to?
If I'm interpreting this correctly, you want a dsl base image remastering script? I think there are some user made ones floating around. iirc those and the mkmydsl script has always been separated, since I suppose it is considered more advanced, take up more resources, and that mkmydsl was meant to do what it does specifically.
What is giving me fits is tracking down every file that is different while excluding things such as /proc/* which would be expected to change constantly. I think my next logical step is to hack mydsl-install and the backup to place the files in the directory I have extracted KNOPPIX to instead
One other thought crosses my mind regardiing toram. KNOPPIX contaiins drivers to everything supported. After hardware detection and the required drivers become active but before mydsl's are installed or backup, purdge the unused drivers. I think this would free up memory that could be uses for something else and be well worth a longer startup tiime (but how long would it really take to remove files from physical memory?)
s_i has a good idea, but I think this would take up too much time (and doesn't toram copy the image before it loads the drivers, etc?). So unless you really need save a few MB's in memory, a better way may be to cut the modules out from KNOPPIX, and just leave the ones you need (or even use the DSL modules loading feature).
I guess I didn't catch that removing files from a compressed image is not strait forward. But perhaps as a portion of a hack frugal install. I would expect that a frugal or hd install would normaly reside only on that computer.
I did not realize That hey took up that little space.
|If you already boot toram, a saving of 2-3MB is not really worth mentioning to me..|
But I think that expanding on this idea would fall with in what I believe is the basic concept of DSL and DSL-N, not falling subject to the 'bloat' that is so typical. An ease of removing those portions which would be useless to the EU and replacing them with useful things.
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