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    Revised version of Remastering HowTo

    Something in this HowTo didn't work with new Knoppix. For that reason I've done an update of all the script lines you need for remastering purpose. All remainig I put in chapter "Old stuff of this HowTo".

    Greetings Werner * http://www.wp-schulz.de/knoppix/summary.html
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    @ Werner P. Schulz

    I wonder if you are aware of the executable script /usr/bin/mylivecd
    that is a part of PCLinuxOS 2011.06-full?

    It would be so nice for us less adept than yourself if your 'How-To'
    were actually an executable script like that in PCLinuxOS.
    Texstar, the author of PCLinuxOS, says we're welcome to adapt his script,
    but notes that, in his words:

    " I don't think the mylivecd script would be of much use to anyone at
    knoppix since it was specifically designed to work on a PCLinuxOS
    installation using the mandriva drakxtools and ldetect packages
    but you are welcome to do whatever you wish. Tex"

    I thought at least the organization of Tex's script might be a
    help to someone trying to develop a similar executable re-
    mastering script for Knoppix. Forgive my ignorance if one
    already exists. I'm not aware of it.

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    ... the revised version of the 'Remastering HowTo' isn't my HowTo. I only tested all the command lines for V6.4.4 and excluded all the very old and useless stuff.

    I did remastering Knoppix a little different, using a harddrive installation of Knoppix in a VirtualBox. You can donwload my scripts. For more information have a look at my page.

    Greetings Werner * http://www.wp-schulz.de/knoppix/summary.html
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    @ Werner

    You over-estimate my competence and courage. For example,
    on your 'Summary' page, I do not understand your meanings in the
    notes on yellow background with red, black & blue text and => signs.

    With the PCLinuxOS script, you choose a big-enough dedicated partion,
    name the iso, and mylivecd does the work from there.

    I can say which programs to acquire and which to delete, but managing
    a number of scripts is probably beyond my capabilities.

    I thought perhaps the PCLinuxOS idea might help you or someone to
    organize your separate scripts into a single script like mylivecd.

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    notes on yellow background with red, black & blue text and => signs.
    ... don't take care of it! The scripts will do all for you. You only need three scripts:
    kn-prepare to establish the remastering enviroment
    kn-chroot to work in chroot jail
    kn-final to build the ISO

    All the other scripts in my deb (kn-purge, kn-favorit, kn-what, kn-bootcd) you may use or not.
    I thought perhaps the PCLinuxOS idea might help you or someone to
    organize your separate scripts into a single script like mylivecd.
    ... you cannot do remastering with a single script! With a single script you have no change to enter and leave the chroot jail.

    Greetings Werner * http://www.wp-schulz.de/knoppix/summary.html
    Own Rescue-CD with Knoppix (Knoppix V6.4.4 remaster)

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    @ Werner

    I've not used Virtual Box, but I have many MBs on my Win7 laptop.
    Can I use a Window-based Virtual box to do what I need to do?

    I'd rather not partition my HDD, if I don't need-to.

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    ... VirtualBox also runs on Windows host - why not on Windows 7?

    But "many MBs" will not be enough . For remastering with my scripts you need 7 GB.

    Please reload "summary.html". Today I changed this page and I hope, now all is clearly arranged.

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    No need to partition

    Quote Originally Posted by utu View Post
    @ Werner
    I'd rather not partition my HDD, if I don't need-to.
    Strictly speaking, you never need to. You can just create a big file on an NTFS partition, set it up with a Linux file system, mount and run from that. As you know, that's exactly the same way persistent store is set up and used. You can of course also add rc.local commands to do this at boot time. Would run a bit faster than in VM, I'd guess.

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    ... yes you never need to partition your HD. VirtualBox creates a big and dynamic growing file and uses it as a virtual harddrive. Creating a filesystem in this virtual harddrive and installing grub as bootmanager will be done by the Knoppix CD.

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    Greetings to Werner & Capri Corny

    Comiing to you in a virtual way. Got a Virtual Box from Oracle and got my 6.4.4 CD virtualized. Download from Oracle took an hour Went thru one bout with Werner's scripts. Not sure whether a success or not. Took several things out and made an iso.
    iso was not std iso9660 or whatever; also resultant iso larger than what I started with.

    Was having problem with no usb; solved that. Now trying to figure how to make a cd from the iso. Using a DVD+R blank rather than a 700Mb CD, but not sure what to do next. Werner's scripts take all the pain out of the details, but there are a number of Virtual Box details I need to get under control.

    Tried several times to restore whitespace here, unsuccessfully.
    It was a script blocker.
    Last edited by utu; 07-07-2011 at 05:28 PM.

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