You didn't copy this back to the list. Since the questions appear to be
targeted to the list, I am going to copy this back to the list.
On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 11:08:10 +0800,
Lee Eric <openlinuxsource(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for your reply. My goal is simple, I just wanna make a live
not using livecd-creator but take steps what livecd-creator does.
That's a pretty odd request. If you want to learn, a good place to start
would be looking at the installed python code that runs.
You might even be able to plugin the reiserfs stuff into a modifed version.
There will probably be some gotcha's along the way.
Here's what I saw from livecd-creator README.
o Sets up a file for the ext3 file system that will contain all the
data comprising the live CD
o Loopback mounts that file into the file system so there is an
o Bind mounts certain kernel file systems (/dev, /dev/pts, /proc,
/sys, /selinux) inside the installation root
o Uses a configuration file to define the requested packages and
default configuration options. The format of this file is the same
as is used for installing a system via kickstart.
o Installs, using yum, the requested packages into the installation
using the given repositories
o Optionally runs scripts as specified by the live CD configuration file.
o Relabels the entire installation root (for SELinux)
o Creates a live CD specific initramfs that matches the installed kernel
o Unmounts the kernel file systems mounted inside the installation root
o Unmounts the installation root
o Runs resize2fs to minimize and unminimize the ext3 file to remove data
from deleted files
o Runs resize2fs to minimize on a devicemapper snapshot, to generate a
small minimized delta image file which can be used by anaconda to
reduce installation time by not copying unused data to disk
o Creates a squashfs file system containing only the ext3 file (compression)
o Configures the boot loader
o Creates an iso9660 bootable CD
I wanna take steps it mentions then I can make a Live CD. I hope
someone shoe me some tips for every commands.
On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 12:09 AM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno(a)wolff.to> wrote:
> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 23:52:32 +0800,
> Lee Eric <openlinuxsource(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm a user of Fedora 12. And I wanna make my own Live CD by using some
>> ways. I noticed livecd-creator works well and I read its read me under
>> /usr/share/doc, it looks like here's a chapter named "HOW THE LIVE CD
>> CREATOR WORKS" tell us how to make a Live CD manually. So I'm very
>> curious how this magic happened then a Live CD created.
> What is your overall goal. It is unlikely (though it could be) that the
> way you are trying to do this is the right approach.
> Normally you want to work with the kickstart files. Those can contain more
> than a list of packages to install. If you explain what your overall goal is
> someone might be able to make some suggestions with how to achieve it using
> a kickstart file.