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Making an Ubuntu Minimal Web Server Live CD

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supermike's picture
Joined: 2006-02-17

I want to make a minimal Ubuntu Live CD for distributing my PHP/PostgreSQL Web app and letting users try it out the easy way.

Hopefully the features will be:

* 'ne' command line editor
* Standard GNU tools like tr, ls, tar, grep, sort, pspell, etc.
* no GUI
* custom splash screen
* PHP5
* Apache2
* PostgreSQL
* phpPgAdmin
* webmin
* Tiger interface for webmin
* sshd
* sshfs
* will attempt to speed itself up by first looking for a USB memory stick to read/write a partion file to, or will mount a file as a partition in XP or an existing Ubuntu EXT3 partition.

Question - so how would I begin?

tbuitenh's picture
Joined: 2005-12-21
reconstructor may be very

reconstructor may be very helpful

AndrewB's picture
Joined: 2005-12-18
as might Lin Live Scripts..

as might Lin Live Scripts.. though I doubt it...worth a shot.

a thing's picture
Joined: 2005-12-20
more editors

I suggest you also include VIM, Emacs, and Nano.

Joined: 2006-03-28
Linux-Live Scripts
AndrewB wrote:

as might Lin Live Scripts.. though I doubt it...worth a shot.

The Linux-Live Scripts are pretty good actually.
I use them for my LiveCD (got to know about them by using and reading about Slax).
What I think is a really interesting point of these scripts is that you can easily add new programs/libraries by just adding a module-file into the image.
Also the use of the scripts is pretty easy. Of course you shouldn't take your really old full install with everything nobody needs and try to build a LiveCD from that, it might end up being a LiveDVD and I don't know if this will work (although I don't know why it shouldn't).
The compression of SquashFS is also not bad. As far as I remember the ISO will end up between a third or half the size of the original system.

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