Well, as mentioned this isn't going to get done before Saturday, but I'm
soliciting suggestions now. It's not so difficult to modify and copy the BBC
CD. You must
1) Mount the CD (or the ISO)
2) Copy all the files somewhere using cpio
3) Extract the files from the compressed loopback filesystem "singularity"
using the supplied extract_compressed_fs tool. This gives an ext2 filesystem
in a file.
4) Mount the above filesystem
5) Copy all the files somewhere using cpio
6) Make alterations as desired
7) Use the supplied create_compressed_fs tool (source supplied) to make a
new compressed filesystem.
8) Copy this to wherever you copied the original files in step 2)
9) Make a new ISO with mkisofs from the files from 2) and 8), using
linux.img in the root of the CD as the boot image.
10) Make new CD with cdrecord.
I've already slightly modified the "standard" CD which you'll get on
Saturday - the copy of extract_compressed_fs distributed with the CD is
buggy and there's a new one on the web site. I've put this new one on the CD
for ease of playing with the singularity filesystem.
So, what changes should we make for the ILUG BBC CD ? The main ufunctional
one is of course to put details of all the free ISPs in /etc/wvdial.conf,
but we could do a lot more. For instance, an ILUG boot logo might be nice.
What do you all think ?
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