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Re: How to make a custom Fedora bootable CD?



Arangel Angov wrote:
I wanted to make one bootable installation cd with the things I want from fedora. Asked google, but didn't found much.
I also tried some forums of projects that have working custom bootable fedora based distro's but I can't seem to find proper documentation on how this is done. Does it involve kickstart configuration files and where everything goes? Is there a document that somebody could recommend for this?


Thanks in advance.

Arangel

Here's two different approaches. The first approach uses the anaconda installer and tools to customize what Fedora supplies. The technique also allows you to update the distro with new rpms of the same packages. That way don't have to apply updates once you have installed FC or any other Red Hat distro for that matter i.e. you rebuild the distro with new security or bug fixes before you install. The instructions also help you set up local NFS, ftp, or HTTP install sites. Please see these links. You will also want to use the anaconda list for additional questions.
http://www.linuxworks.com.au/redhat-installer-howto.html
http://rau.homedns.org/twiki/bin/view/Anaconda/AnacondaDocumentationProject
http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/


The second is the "live CD" approach. Basilisk may be what you are looking for. Berry Linux is similar. Here's links to Distro Watch and quotes for their site,
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=rpmlive
"Basilisk Live CD
Basilisk (formerly known as RPM Live CD) is a Linux live CD based on Fedora Core. The CD image is a workstation with KDE, GNOME, Office, Internet/network and other applications, as well as servers and services to integrate into a LAN workgroup or domain.


http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=berry
"Berry Linux is a bootable CD Linux with automatic hardware detection and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. Berry Linux can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD or as a rescue system. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk, although this option is also available (it needs 1.2GB of hard disk space). Berry Linux is based on Red Hat Linux and Knoppix.


Greg


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