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



Hi Jay, and all,

Thanks for this info.

I also want to thank Leam H, Chuck P, Boris B, Jim K, and Jim L for 
their input as well.  Since I'm dealing with a Mint installation, based 
on Ubuntu, I'm going to focus on those solutions that relate to Ubuntu 
or Mint.  I tried the UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit) mentioned in one of 
the other articles mentioned.  I couldn't get that to work.  Not sure 
exactly why.  I'll probably look into this remastersys product a bit 
more.  That might do the trick for me.

I still haven't gotten my Mint machine doing what I want, mining digital 
coins.  It turns out that it's a real bear to get the ATI drivers 
working properly and get the miner working properly on Linux.  I'm going 
to keep working on that for a while.  Then, once it's working, I'll look 
some more at putting the whole thing on a CD.

Sincerely,

Ron


On 4/7/2013 5:40 PM, Jay Lozier wrote:
> Ron
>
> This may be overkill. Remastersys will iso images of one's file 
> system. Instructions to install the repository are at 
> http://www.remastersys.com/ubuntu.html
>
> 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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>>
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