[ubuntu-uk] [marketing] Help with custom live CD please?

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sun Aug 5 07:25:18 BST 2007

alan c wrote:
> I have a window of opportunity to attract attention in a large charity 
> I have helped in the past, and I could very much use a custom (Ubuntu) 
> live CD with a only a few differences from the standard:
> The boot splash logo, the in-process (Usplash?) screen, and the 
> default wallpaper (as live CD).
> I have been trying over several long and so far unsuccessful days to 
> follow some guides, and they are excellent, but success is still 
> beyond me, also I tried reconstructor - almost perhaps, but still not 
> working for me.
> I may only be missing a few vital points of understanding or skill. At 
> least now I am able to use qemu (a first for me) I have stopped making 
> coasters.
> Can anyone offer some hand holding about this please? I would like to 
> be able to do it, but If a CD magically appeared by some other means I 
> could change priorities from trying to create the CD to trying to 
> influence the Charity.....

I am happy to say that, as covered in another post, I did mange to 
create a custom CD.

I can further report that I had a meeting with my senior contact at 
the charity local area and at least it was looked at. The person is 
very non IT and it was the custom 'Branding' which initillty got me 
the meeting, and prevented eyes glazing over too fast.
I can recommend the approach as a constructive marketing strategy.

I will be following it up with a national contact in the organisation 
now, and this may be a multistage and rather slow process. However I 
am very pleased that Ubuntu is on the map even though they do not (at 
present anyway) have motivation to go there.
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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