Casper documentation, and building LiveCD:s

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at
Sun Nov 12 19:53:10 GMT 2006

Bjoern Ottervik napisał(a):
> Hi,
> I'm not sure if this is the place for such a question, but I've been 
> trying to build a custom Ubuntu live CD from scratch, and finding 
> documentation on Casper (manpages, wikientries etc) or live CD building 
> in general has been sort of difficult.
> There are entries in the wikis for editing the existing live CD:s, but 
> stripping these of all the packages i don't want by hand is tons of work 
> and simply not practical for someone looking to build an Ubuntu CD imho.

Look at Ubuntu Customization Kit -
It has both GUI for simple customizations (changing language, installing
or removing packages) and possibility to use scripts for building live CD.

> I'd like to have some sort of tool to create a live system identical to 
> the installed system on a machines harddrive, or a guide in the wiki for 
> creating a live CD from scratch, together with manpages or other 
> documentation for Casper and the tools involved in the process.

Just dump names of packages installed on hard drive into file, write a
script for UCK which will install all missing and remove all unnecessary
packages, and you're done :)


	Krzysztof Lichota

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