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



You should configure the image to include the applications that you want to
run on the individual clients. Otherwise, the server itself runs the
program. That's not what you want, or you could just use the server by
itself. You're probably are talking about disparate machines anyway, in
which case thin clients won't work. As I understand PXE boot mode, it
requires a server on the same LAN.


On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 11:23 PM, Doug Hall <doughalldev at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ron, if the computers in question are on the same LAN, then it seems to me
> that what you're describing is a thin client. Thin clients boot their
> operating systems from an "image" that's served to them from a common
> server. Customize that boot image to do what you want and you're set.
>
> <http://www.ltsp.org/>
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>
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 9:46 AM, Ron Frazier (ALE) <
> atllinuxenthinfo at techstarship.com> wrote:
>
>> **
>> 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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