I haven't been looking to this mailing list for
a while now...
Well, maybe I missed something, but,
is anybody working on a bootable/usable-from-cd
complete debian linux system?
Guess so. Well, let's start from the beginning, then.
I've recently installed a couple firewalls in different
places. Well, I needed a kernel 2.4 and a lot of tools every
time I needed to install/upgrade from remote. And after
all, I had to clean up the system, erasing all source files,
debian packages, header files and stuff like gcc, make ...
After the last installation, I got tired of all of this and realized
a boot cd with a complete (for my purposes) debian installation on it,
that used the cdrom as root file system without need of any installation
process. I then announced it on the iptables mailing list, since I
thought it was going to be of interest to anybody who used to
install and configure firewalls.
I haven't posted it on any internet site yet because I have
a slow internet connection and I'm working to correct some stuff
I don't like about it.
I was hoping to put it on sourceforge or something like that
in about a week.
Since it was for my own use, it's a sort of home made, anyway
I think it works pretty well right now. X loads on every
frame-buffer compatible system. The boot cd does not recognize
the cdrom drive by itself but I'm working on that right now and
I think it'll work in a few days (it used to take a parameter on
syslinux boot-prompt). Mozilla and gimp work (I had some space
left on device) and I made two scripts, one to make /etc rw, the
other one to make only network related configuration files rw.
It doesn't have any startup/setup script since it was meant for
my own use, so I just hardcoded on the cd an Italian keyboard
and a ps2 mouse. Since I used a 2.4 kernel, I used the testing
debian distribution. The only thing I haven't upgraded is X,
since I have a slow internet connection, I didn't need it for
my purposes (it was just cool to see) and I din't want to wait
forever to get everything running.
I'd like to take part to the project,
maybe I can help you out some way.
Sorry about being this late,
I probably should have posted
something like this earlyer...
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