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developerWorks: Build a Fedora Live CD

Mar 07, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In December 2006, the Fedora Linux distribution released its first official Live CD, which, thanks to an intelligent selection of applications, nicely advertises the best features of Fedora. In addition to many applications, the Live CD has several games, uses the Compiz 3D desktop, and is accessible by non-English speaking users. But what stole the show for me was David Zeuthen's livecd tools, which make creating and maintaining a custom Fedora-based Live CD a walk in the park.

"Zeuthen is the developer of Pilgrim, which creates system images that can run off USB flash drives for the One Laptop Per Child project (OLPC; see Resources for a link to more information). The livecd tools used for creating the Fedora Live CD is a rewrite of Pilgrim in Python. It can be used for creating live CDs out of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and other downstream Fedora distributions..."

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