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Thread: Creating Live Discs

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    Creating Live Discs

    I'm investigating the easiest way to make a live CD with MySQL, Apache, and PHP (and a few other things) Do any of you folks know of an easy way to create a live Linux disc?

    I'm looking at different Knoppix flavors and the Linux From Scratch livecd. How does one go about starting something like this?

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    Senior Member
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    Jan 2003
    Hey Hey,

    Are you doing this to create a customized CD or just for a bootable server?

    A good way to start would be to grab Slax Frodo

    http://slax.linux-live.org/download.php -- It's only 47MB and is nothing but a bare bones Linux distrobution -- http://merlin.fit.vutbr.cz/mirrors/s...rodo-5.0.6.iso

    Then you could just slap on the WebServer plugin -- http://slax.linux-live.org/modules.p...name=WebServer and whichever other plugins you are intersted in -- http://slax.linux-live.org/modules.php

    There's a nice short article on customizing Slax @ http://os.newsforge.com/article.pl?s...&tid=2&tid=140

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    I want it to boot with an apache server hosting an application in PHP connecting to a local MySQL database, nothing else.

    (looks like the host of slax is useful as well http://www.linux-live.org/)

    I'll check it out...

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    Just Another Geek
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    Does it have to be linux? The FreeBSD source tree contains an option to "make release"..

    Builds ISO images (installation and ``live'' file system) from the CD-ROM release area (disabled by default,see MAKE_ISOS below).
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    No it doesn't... just small, easy, and compatible... Thanks!

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