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Dream the perfect computer system, then build it to run on a Linux live CD!
A Linux live CD is more than just a Linux system you carry around. Start with a live CD that has all your favorite applications. Include and play photo slideshows, presentations, Web content, and music collections. Incorporate your own designs, colors, and images to appear everywhere from the boot prompt to the desktop.
When you are done, you have a perfectly customized CD or DVD that can run on almost any PC that you can reboot. In Live Linux® CDs, bestselling Linux author Christopher Negus guides you through the free software tools and toys you need to try out and create specialized Linux live CDs for security, presentations, gaming, multimedia, firewalls, and clustering. It is the first start-to-finish guide to using, creating, building, and remastering your own live Linux distributions.
Working from live CD technology on the accompanying DVD, you can
Whether you want to customize the perfect live Linux for your own use or distribute it to the world, Live Linux® CDs gives you all the knowledge, tools, and software you need.
About the Author xix
Part I: Beginning with Bootable Live Linuxes 5
Chapter 1: Starting Up with Live Linux CDs 7
Chapter 2: Playing with Live Linux CDs 37
Chapter 3: Customizing a Live CD 73
Part II: Creating a Custom Bootable Linux 105
Chapter 4: Understanding How Live Linux CDs Work 107
Chapter 5: Looking Inside Live CD Components 133
Chapter 6: Building a Custom Knoppix Live CD 165
Chapter 7: Building a Basic Fedora Live CD 193
Chapter 8: Building a Basic Gentoo Live CD 223
Part III: Making a Specialized Bootable Linux 251
Chapter 9: Customizing a Security Live Linux CD 253
Chapter 10: Customizing a Presentation Live Linux CD 285
Chapter 11: Customizing a Gaming Live Linux CD 301
Chapter 12: Customizing a Multimedia Live Linux CD 325
Chapter 13: Customizing a Firewall Live Linux CD 345
Chapter 14: Customizing a Cluster Live Linux CD 359
Part IV: Appendices 373
Appendix A: On the DVD 375
Appendix B: Building, Testing, and Burning ISOs 383