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    Remastering Knoppix article at O'reilly Linux Devcenter

    The article describes how to create development environment to create a
    customized version of knoppix :

    http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/li...0/knoppix.html

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    CD's and updates

    I will be giving it a try soon, we are going to make a CD with xephem and other astronomy programs for our site starryskies.com. Now I wish I had something faster than dialup, or someplace close I could get some speedy Internet access. Anyone have any suggestions for CD vendors?




    One issue that concerns me a bit. Because knoppix is based on Debian unstable/testing, if a user installs it on their hard drive providing support would be a lot easier with stable Debian. However pointing the sources.list to the stable archives will undoubable cause some dependency issues. I know I could setup our own apt archives, but that would be too much work for what is going to be a pilot/test project. Does anyone have suggestions on how we might provide reasonable updates, especially security, and not turn this into a support nightmare?

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    Do you think they'll write a book?

    With all the press Knoppix has gotten lately, do you think O'reilly will write a book about it? It would be the perfect Linux starter book...and could include a Knoppix CD ta 'boot [pardon the pun...but it was fun]

    I'm actually surprised that we haven't started seeing book writers settle into something like Knoppix yet. Perhaps a few statements of things that will Always/soon/never be in-or out- of the standard distro would help. but it would make a great tool to add to many, many programming and application books!

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    Re: Do you think they'll write a book?

    Quote Originally Posted by mabhatter
    With all the press Knoppix has gotten lately, do you think O'reilly will write a book about it? It would be the perfect Linux starter book...and could include a Knoppix CD ta 'boot [pardon the pun...but it was fun]

    I'm actually surprised that we haven't started seeing book writers settle into something like Knoppix yet. Perhaps a few statements of things that will Always/soon/never be in-or out- of the standard distro would help. but it would make a great tool to add to many, many programming and application books!
    There already is a book with a Knoppix CD, a thread on the forum with the post about it.

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    In another thread, I was hoping an expert could remaster the Knoppix CD into 420Mb (preferably omitting the server files) to fit onto the box-loads of perfectly satisfactory old hard drives still kicking about. Way beyond my capabilities, even with books and websites.
    OG.

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    Re: CD's and updates

    Quote Originally Posted by chaz
    One issue that concerns me a bit. Because knoppix is based on Debian unstable/testing, if a user installs it on their hard drive providing support would be a lot easier with stable Debian. However pointing the sources.list to the stable archives will undoubable cause some dependency issues. I know I could setup our own apt archives, but that would be too much work for what is going to be a pilot/test project. Does anyone have suggestions on how we might provide reasonable updates, especially security, and not turn this into a support nightmare?
    You can try Gnoppix. It is based on Knoppix but uses Debian Woody, the latest stable release of debian. http://www.gnoppix.org/

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    hi there,

    just on the matter of linux distibutors.

    i emailed my local linux distributor and asked them to download it for me and send it on a disk. they were happy to do it. sure it takes a week to get it but its a lot less painfull than using a 56k modem eh?

    reece

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    What is your avatar a picture of?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!!!!!

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