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    Remastering Suite V1.01 released! Easy Knoppix-Remastering

    Hi all

    Knoppix - Remastering Suite V1.01 released and tested on Knoppix V3.3

    This suite lets you easily remaster the KNOPPIX-CD, through a menu-based interface.

    It copies the CD into the needed directories, creates boot disk images (New 2.88MB CD-Boot image with rescue disk, based on busybox included) and starts a menu based package manager, with is very easy to use.

    After exiting, the tool cleans up automatically (if you wish the tool to do so), checks and restores the dependencies and ask you to make the cd-image

    Also, included is the fs-reengine V1.3 tool, which is described in the Remastering-Suite.

    To use this tool, simply start your computer with the Knoppix-CD in runlevel 2 (recommended), while typing KNOPPIX 2 at the CD's boot prompt. After booting change to /tmp and enter wget http://download.ghostdrivers.de/remaster.php

    After that enter tar -xvzf remaster.tgz and start with ./install.sh

    Further steps declared in the program itself

    Have fun and write your opinions and suggestions down here.

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    LITTLE UPDATE

    I found an error, when the remastering-manager exits with Clean up and exit. It tells you to start ./root/Helpers/mkiso.

    If you get an error message, type cd ./root/Helpers first and then ./mkiso
    that will work.

    Second little bug, the install.sh script copies the hole /cdrom path, which takes much time. This error has also been fixed.

    Another error, if install.sh hangs on creating floppy-images. Type j or y [ENTER] twice. This has also been fixed.

    An error in the console.colours.inc script hides some outputs of fs-reengine, that has been fixed, too.

    All users who has downloaded the suite already, please re-download.

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    Dear PrOCesSkIlL,
    although I did try (yet ) your very prosperous Remastering Suite, I would like to thank you for your time to build this.

    The Linux and Knoppix community is remarkable contributory !!!

    Best Regards
    Mike Kranidis

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    I also want to express my gratitude for this beautifull piece of work!

    Thank you.

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    Teeny buig in remaster.sh

    Hey PrOCesSkIlL

    Awesome work. Makes things sooo much simpler.

    I found one teeny tiny bug in the /root/Helpers/remaster.sh script. The dpkg-query line that generates the Packages.Installed file has an extra $ in it.

    --showformat='${Installed-Size} ${$Package} ...

    should be

    --showformat='${Installed-Size} ${Package} ...

    D.

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    Oh nooo...

    Hope it isn't me that is a lamer

    I have now used the fine tool and everything went well...but...the CD won't boot !?!

    There are only these files on the CD build from the iso:

    KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX
    KNOPPIX/boot.cat
    KNOPPIX/boot.img
    KNOPPIX/md5sums

    Any hints will be greatly appreciated

    Best Regards

    Herlock

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    the remastering suite works fine .
    but we have the same problem as Herlock.
    please heeeeelpjavascript:emoticon('')

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    Re: Oh nooo...

    Quote Originally Posted by Herlock
    Hope it isn't me that is a lamer

    I have now used the fine tool and everything went well...but...the CD won't boot !?!
    I'm afraid I haven't used this tool so I can't be certain about what the problem is. However, it would be helpful if you tell people what exactly "won't boot" means? Do you mean that your machine is set to boot from cd but just boots as normal with the cd in? Or do you mean that it starts to boot and fails at some point?

    If you machine is ignoring the cd, then it's pretty certain that the cd isn't bootable for some reason. You could try making a boot floppy from the cd (not sure how you do it if it has a 2.88M boot.img) using "dd if=/cdrom/KNOPPIX/boot.img of=dev/fd0" and then booting from it instead. If you wrote the original onto a cd-rw you could go back in and re-write the cd, making sure that mkisofs is passed in the boot.img to make it bootable (use "-b /master/KNOPPIX/boot.img" in your options to mkisofs).

    If your machine is starting to boot up (i.e. something happens, different to what happens when you don't have the cd in) but doesn't complete the boot up then you'll just have to tell us all where it falls over and then someone could figure out what's wrong.

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    I tried running these scripts. I believe it is failing for me when it tries to instal php. When it tries to start remastering-manager I get a "bad interpreter" message. If I try to run "apt-get --reinstall install php4-cgi -y" manually, I get the error messages "W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock
    E: Unable to write to /var/cache/apt/
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or open

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukewinter
    If I try to run "apt-get --reinstall install php4-cgi -y" manually, I get the error messages "W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock
    E: Unable to write to /var/cache/apt/
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or open
    The above indicates that you are not running as root or else you are running apt-get on a read-only filesystem (as you would from a knoppix cd as oppossed to chrooted in the master tree for a remaster). I haven't used the script but looking at it I can't see why you need to install php? What are the last messages and what error are you getting when you run install.sh?

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