[TriLUG] custom knoppix
john280z at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 3 14:11:55 EST 2005
> gregbrown at mindspring.com wrote:
>Has anyone created a custom knoppix ISO? I read the how-to webpage some time ago, but I am curious what anyone's actual experiences were. I would like to create a Knoppix that boots and automatically launches Firefox (already configured with as many plug-ins as possible) and that's ALL I want on the ISO.
>The idea is I can send a CD to my parents (maybe even a mini-cd?) that they can pop into their home PC, boot up, and proceed to join the world of on-line eCommerce. They use M$, and steadfastly refuse to move off that platform for their daily.....
Greg, How about trying out Puppy Linux?
The reasons I suggest this are:
* puppy is a mini distro <50 Meg, comes with firefox.
* not hardware intensive.
* You can boot puppy, make all sorts of changes and additions to it, and
then, put a blank CD in the cdrw drive and remaster puppy to the new CD.
The details are very simple, it does all the work.
* the hardware detection is very good, if you had to, you could talk
your parents through a detection session and remaster another CD for
them with those settings.
* It uses Fvwm96 for the window manager, I find this is VERY good for
(ex) W$ users.
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