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[ale] how do I make a custom linux install boot from cd
- Subject: [ale] how do I make a custom linux install boot from cd
- From: ale_nospam at fayettedigital.com (Jim Lynch)
- Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2013 17:36:33 -0400
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
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.
> Sent from my Android Acer A500 tablet with bluetooth keyboard and K-9 Mail.
> Please excuse my potential brevity if I'm typing on the touch screen.
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