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[ale] how do I make a custom linux install boot from cd

You build a custom cd image that has the packages and configurations you 
need already on it. In Fedora:


I would guess Ubuntu has something similar. It sounds like you just need 
to put the configurations in the CD image you're building. Or have an 
rpm or package that gets installed last that has and specific things you 
want to do?

You could use a thumb drive to test the builds and when it's ready just 
move the image to a CD.

Does that make sense? I haven't had any coffee yet.  :)


On 04/06/2013 08:46 PM, Ron Frazier (ALE) wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I've been away from email for a few days, so if anyone sent something directly to me, I'll have to get to you shortly.
> I need some linux geekery and wizardry extarordinaire.
> Let's say I want to create a custom linux install to do some specific unique task, like monitoring the weather, be a vpn, or maybe mine bitcoins.  So, say I boot a Mint 13 cd and either apt-get or copy programs and scripts to get the system working like I want and doing what I want.  Actually, I don't understand how you can install anything on a system which booted from a cd, but that's another story.  Anyway, assume the system is doing the task that I want.  However, the problem is, when I reboot, everything goes away, and I have to configure it all over again.  So, how do I change it so that I can save all my changes to another cd, and when I boot that one, the system is capable of doing the special task I wanted.
> I'm considering booting from a CD and, maybe, not even having a hard drive.  That means I don't have to worry much at all about maintenance, updates, and security, as long as it'd doing the task I want it to do.  Don't have to worry about hard drive failures and power failures either.  All the work I want the unit to do is network based.
> Any help is greatly appreciated.  Please keep your replies at the experienced linux beginner (relative to some of you) level.
> Sincerely,
> Ron
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