|fun stuff, remastering Knoppix |
There are a few HOWTOs on the net.
It isn't really all the tricky to do. What I ended up with is a 209 mg mini CD that I could fit in my pocket yet still had a lot of the apps I like to use . I started out with an already stripped out version of Knoppix, found at ftp://ftp.es.debian.org/pub/miniKnoppix . The author of that did a really nice job of chopping down Knoppix, but he left in KDE3 which leaves little room for much else.
I stripped out KDE and put in some apps I'd rather have:
Abiword + English spell check
Phoenix (apt-get version)
Flash player (sitting inside Phoenix)
Flite (small text to speech utility)
XPilot (interactive shoot'em up net game)
Xchat (fancy gui IRC client)
Anyway, with that mini CD, I got everything I need to get my work down, or to do a little playing. I think I am going to try to make a 50 MB business card size one next.
I'm a bit slimmer ;-)
I wanted a rescue CD that could load up in a ramdisc everything I need to fix a system. Started from a copy of Slackware 8.1 and ended up with a 22MB filesystem with mc, parted, fdisk, and a few other useful apps.
I'd recommend reading a few HOWTOs before doing something similar, like the Linux from Scratch and From Power-Up to Bash.
I'm using Debian now so I might try to cut down Knoppix one day, besides I have the 31 Oct 2002 snapshot.
That looks very cool LM!
How about a remotely accessable system, its a shame they don't have a free demo or trial;
The correct link for the knoppix.net howto is :
( i should know, i run the site ; )
Yes remastering is a lot of fun. Also great is Knoppix Persistant home, which lets you store your home directory in a file on a partition ( even fat32 as it's a file mounted loopback ).
I am just working on a Knoppix version with kde 3.1 :)
Martin, wow, that is pretty small! Do you know about lnx-bbc [lnx-bbc.org]? It is under 50mb, small enough for a business card CD, yet has a very good selection of apps. For my micro remasterring I think I may try to start with that. Really, there are just a couple of things I'd change, and it's really more of a taste thing.
Eaden, small world huh? Nice site btw.
No I didn't know about the Linux BBC, I'm surprised the latest ISO is from August 2001, that's pretty old for a Linux distro.
I'll give it a try but when I run a rescue CD I want it to be as close to running a real system with root privileges as possible. It doesn't make sense for me to run something similar regularly.
littleman : yes small world :) .. or big webmasterworld! and thanks for the "nice site".. I tried to make it really good, as i thought the current site, while functional, didn't do knoppix justice. I'm thinking of redisigning it. I had based it around the knoppix background image, but i'm sick of white on black.
b.t.w. if anyone wants to remaster knoppix, knoppix_lite is a good starting point ( only 200M with kde )
I will be releasing a remaster soon, with KDE 3.1 :) 3.1 is so nice :)
Yeah, that is where I started. It made the purging process a lot less work. My thing is mini-CDs right now. There is just something kinda cool about having a fully functional Debian based system in your pocket. KDE 3.1, I'll have to download your iso if you make it available.
Martin, try one of the nightlies [lnx-bbc.org], or one of the Pre-2.0s [lnx-bbc.org].
>Martin, try one of the nightlies, or one of the Pre-2.0s.
Littleman, I'm not so enthusiastic about the nightly builds... Last time I used a CVS snapshot it was an early source of KDE 3.1. A lot of it compiled but now I woudn't use a KDE other than a stable relase, on the other side I've been using a CVS version of licq for months without any problems.
I guess it depends on how many developers test it and probably how much is the source, anybody here tried the snapshots. I think I'll give a try to [lnx-bbc.org...]
Littleman wrote :
|KDE 3.1, I'll have to download your iso if you make it available. |
I have made it available :) ( As well as redesigning my site )
The official one should be out before 12th March.