www.knoppix.net and maybe one day "FreeBSDCDR?"
dgw at liwest.at
Sun Dec 21 16:15:48 PST 2003
On Sunday 21 December 2003 23:50, Peter Leftwich wrote:
> 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?
No, only standard tools, and my shellscripts.
> > 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!!
I'd rather make sure the effort goes directly into the FreeBSD project. Making
this a separate OS wouldn't really benefit the BSD community.
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