What is Linux Live Kit?
Linux Live Kit is a set of shell scripts which allows you to create your own Live Linux from an already installed Linux distribution. The Live system you create will be bootable from CD-ROM or a disk device, for example USB Flash Drive, USB Pen Drive, Camera connected to USB port, and so on. People use Linux Live Kit to boot Linux from iPod as well.
How to build a Live distro:
- Install your favourite distro to disk partition, or into a folder on your existing system. Debian is recommended but not required.
- Make sure that aufs and squashfs kernel modules are supported by your kernel. Debian Jessie has both included automatically. You may need to install aufs-dkms package on newer versions of Debian.
- Now remove all unnecessary files (for example man pages and all other files you don't need), to make your Live Linux system as small as possible (this step is optional). It is recommended to remove udev's persistent net rules and other settings of your distro, which may prevent it from functioning correctly on different hardware.
- Download Linux Live Kit from github and put it in /tmp Read files in ./DOC/ to learn how it works (this step is optional) Edit .config file if you need to modify some variables
- Finally login as root and run the ./build script. Your Live Kit ISO image will be created in /tmp
- To make bootable USB, unpack the generated TAR archive (also from /tmp) to your USB device and run bootinst.sh from the boot subdirectory
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