Custom Live CD

Goh Lip g.lip at
Sat Jul 10 02:40:15 UTC 2010

On 07/10/2010 03:42 AM, NoOp wrote:
> On 07/09/2010 08:53 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 9 July 2010 14:59, Mark Widdicombe<mwiddicombe at>  wrote:
>>>> You could try Linux Mint, which comes with the codecs pre-installed.
>>>> This won't help if you need to install graphics drivers and so on,
>>>> though. I think the bootable-USB-key route would be much more pleasant
>>>> for that.
>>> Thanks, I thought of that, but it doesn't solve the problem of the
>>> other software I need.
>> Yes it does (using a bootable USB key that is).  The trick is not to
>> load the installer onto the USB but to install Ubuntu itself onto it.
>> Then you can boot off the key and install any extra stuff you want.
>> This will go onto the key so when you plug it in and boot off it the
>> next time the new stuff will still be there.  It is just like plugging
>> in an alternative hard disk and booting off that.
>> Colin
> Anyone know of an updated set of instructions like:
> That's pretty out of date.

If using grub2, just create a partition and label it 'casper-rw' and add 
'persistent' to the kernel (linux) line to the grub entry. Of course, 
this applies only to livecd booting with casper.

Regards - Goh Lip

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