by February 1, 2009 0 comments



Do you like LiveCDs, but are not able to find the exact one with the packages
of your choice? Then why don’t you create one on your own. Yes! I am not joking,
it’s very easy. All you need is Fedora (7 or above) installed on a machine and a
software called revisor. Additionally, you will either need an Internet
connection or a Fedora DVD. We created a F10 Live DVD by using a Fedora 10
installation. The first thing you have to do is to install revisor. this can be
done by running the following command:

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#yum install revisor

Once the package and the dependencies are installed, you can start the LiveCD
creation process by running revisor. By default, revisor uses online
repositories to download and install the packages, but if you want you can point
the repository location to the DVD as well. For that, all you need is to run the
following two commands after placing and mounting the DVD:

#ln —s /media/dvd /var/www/html/fedora
#service httpd start
Now open the file /etc/revisor/conf.d/revisor-f10-i386 and change the repository
address to http://localhost/fedora

Now run revisor by running the following command and continue the processes:

#revisor


Once you run the revisor command
this window will open up. Click on ‘Get Started’ to continue with the live
CD creation process.
Here you have to select the
option which says ‘LiveCD’. Once done, click on the ‘Forward’ button to
proceed.
Select the base OS. If you have
modified ‘F10-i386’ repository, then you have to select ‘f10-i386’ from
dropdown & deselect all repositories except ‘Fedora’ and proceed.
Now keep clicking forward till
the time you see this window, and select the packages which you want to add
to the LiveCD.
Proceed till the time you see
this window. Now select the default language, architecture and provide a
root password for your live distro. Once done, click on the ‘Forward’
button.
Now you have to set the firewall
settings to your live distro. From here, you can also set the trusted
devices and services.
This window enables you to
create a non root users and provide password for it.
It is done and all you need to
do is to wait for some time to finish the installation and configuration of
the live CD. Once done, burn the ISO to a CD and start using it.

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