www.knoppix.net and maybe one day "FreeBSDCDR?"

Daniela dgw at liwest.at
Sun Dec 21 15:49:09 PST 2003

On Monday 22 December 2003 00:36, Daniela wrote:
> On Thursday 18 December 2003 03:33, Peter Leftwich wrote:
> > Hi again,
> >
> > Could someone explain how to create a similar bootable CD-R of FreeBSD
> > that, at boot-time, would mount root to a ramdisk and run Gnome or KDE
> > automatically?  Everything would have to use relative links and paths,
> > eh?
> >
> > This Knoppix (Debian) Linux CD is a real life-saver (although I can't
> > figure out how to mount the partition that has my 4.7-RELEASE root "/")
> > and worth checking out.  Give it as a gift to a techie on your list!!!
> I'm already doing this, with a few additional features such as mounting a
> ramdisk over the entire root (so everything is writable), automatic saving
> and restoring of changed files, automatic XFree86 configuration, ...
> Everything is done in shellscript and AFAIK it will require no source code
> change at all, and it works for all versions.

I forgot to mention: it automatically searches for swap partitions or 
mountable partitions to create a swapfile.

> I currently have no hosting for the project, so I'm doing everything alone,
> but I'd really like to get other people involved as well.
> Regards,
> Daniela
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