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Re: [Xen-devel] knoppix - request for help.

On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 16:51:25 +0100
Ian Pratt <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Has anyone experience remastering a knoppix CD?

Yes, but only following the directions here,

It was not that bad, I was trying to make a very lean server version for
Globus, but I ended up being too busy to make it really good.  But the
"lean" thought brings up my reason for writing:

> It's time to start thinking about putting together a demo CD for
> 2.0, and rather than doing another hacked-up RH9-based CD, it
> seems sensible to switch to Knoppix, particularly since people
> often end up installing from CD, which should work OK with
> 'knx-hdinstall'. I presume that gives you something approximating
> a Debian install?

Yes, a 2G install .. 

>  * delete a few big packages to make space for xen stuff

Have you considered doing a version without KDE at all?  Considering
most of us use Xen for server side, maybe just a version with fluxbox
(and no KDE, Konqueror, Mozilla, OpenOffice, etc) might be more
appropriate?  (or without X at all?)

Some interesting Knoppix versions I've used:
see  http://www.knoppix.net/docs/index.php/KnoppixCustomizations

Bootable Cluster CD  210 MB

Flonix 60 MB

Damn Small Linux 50MB
(and the distcc version of this)

Local Area Security Knoppix  210MB
- fluxbox
- packed with security tools 
(This is my favorite version)

Also, these, but they are big:

Gnoppix 700MB (Gnome instead of KDE)

ClusterKnoppix  700 MB

The smaller the better (and no X) would be best for my purposes, but
that is maybe not the consensus.  Another thing to consider is that once
there is a working XenKnoppix, further package customizations and
remasters are easy.  To remaster, you start by booting a current CD.

So if there was a XenKnoppix, I would definitely experiment with
remasters and release URLs to them.  I really wish I could help on the
original right now, but I am too busy :(

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