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

Peter Leftwich Hostmaster at Video2Video.Com
Sun Dec 21 15:51:28 PST 2003

On Mon, 22 Dec 2003, 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, ...

Knoppix is the same but AFAIK not automatic.

> Everything is done in shellscript and AFAIK it will require no source code
> change at all, and it works for all versions.

Are you using the port "livecd" to accomplish this task?

> 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

For hosting needs, why not try www.sourceforge.net or www.sf.net ?  I think
that if the BSD community comes up with a clever enough name, we (i.e.
FreeBSD?) could become an eyebrow-raising name like Lindows for example!!


Peter Leftwich
President & Founder, Video2Video Services
Box 13692, La Jolla, CA, 92039 USA

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