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Linux Journal: Creating a Complete Distribution on CD

Nov 05, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sander Van Vugt)

"We all know about the possibilities for installing Linux on a hard drive. Sometimes, however, this option isn't good enough. Say, for example, you simply want to give someone a Linux CD that he can use without installing anything. Another scenario would be if you work for a school and want to teach your students how to use Linux on a PC, the same PC that will be used later in the day for a Windows 2000 class. In this article, the scenario is an enterprise that wants its customers to complete an evaluation at the end of a course. The goal is to insert a CD in the CD-ROM drive, boot and be redirected to some Web site where the evaluation can be completed.

"One might wonder why you should create your own Linux bootable CD when so many solutions are available for downloading on the Net. Before we start, let's look at some of the best bootable Linux CDs..."

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