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Wrapping Your Own Live CD

Robert Bernier, PostgreSQL Business Intelligence Analyst, Cricket Communications

Track: Linux
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location: E143-144

Everybody has heard of a live CD. Consider the advantages of creating one tailored to your specific needs. Do you want to get your ideas across in a concise manner in a presentation environment that works flawlessly even when your not there to guide the user? Do you need your people to install a customized Linux operating system across your network that you know will work the first time? Do you need to have specialized tools and utilities on a bootable flash stick as you administrate your machines in a distributed environment? Do you conduct classes that require a customized server with SSH, Apache or a RDBMS etc. but you can't depend on getting the machine on-site configured the way you want or, worse yet, you're not allowed to add the functionality you need?

This presentation is going to show you how you can wrap your own Live CD using a stock Ubuntu Live CD. There's quite a few steps involved but, once explained, you'll agree they are simple and easy to implement. The only prerequisite is familiarity with the Debian packaging system and a basic knowledge of Linux. At the end of the presentation even Windows sysadmins will be able create their own Linux based Live CD.