John Richard Moser
nigelenki at comcast.net
Wed Mar 30 17:42:30 CST 2005
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Michael Anckaert wrote:
> Op vr, 25-03-2005 te 19:44 -0500, schreef John Richard Moser:
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>>Matt Zimmerman wrote:
>>>On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 07:13:30PM -0500, John Richard Moser wrote:
>>>>With all these LiveCDs, a CD customizer to make your own would be
>>>>awesome. Customizing a LiveCD is a daunting task
>>>Not really; basic command-line skills are enough:
>>Seen it, done it.
>>My mom wouldn't be able to do it; and I'm lazy, I don't WANT to do it,
>>even though I can.
>>I could probably call this a "productivity enhancement," but how
>>productive is customizing livecds anyway? Maybe if you count being a
>>ricer as "productive" . . . .
>>>This will become easier in the future, but for now, it's actually quite
>>>straightforward. The instructions should be revised to include an optional
>>>step to make a complete fresh copy of the filesystem to avoid losing space
>>>due to freed filesystem blocks, but otherwise it works well.
> I don't mind you being lazy, not at all. But I don't like to see folks
> go somewhere and yell: "I want this and that and that! Build it for
> You have a great idea, so why don't you start working on it?
I never demanded that anyone do it. It's a nice idea and I've tried to
justify it. I could make a tool, but it'd be ugly, hackish, and
wouldn't work too great. I've unpacked and repacked and added files to
LiveCDs, but the finer things escape me.
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