After installing this wonderfull distro and using it as my default os for quite a while, I was thinking about making a custom live cd or live usb with all the changes I made like packages I installed/removed, look and feel and so on.
then I read on distrowatch Weekly, Issue 228, about the PCFluxboxOS project http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue ... 12#waiting
"PCFluxboxOS is a light-weight, PCLinuxOS-based distribution with Fluxbox as the window manager" which seems to be really interesting. I realized you can have a bleeding edge light-weight distribution!
I know there is the SL3.4 mini edition... which I use as my default desktop os beacuse I actually consider it as a mid-weight distro and I also know that SL is focused on making a distribution full of every package you need for every kind of hardware... and I appreciate that.... it's really usefull!
But MY DREAM is a light-weight genoo-based distro, hardware recognition capable (so it's better if SL-based), from where to start building your own customized "perfect desktop" for your needs which you can bring with you around the world in a small minicd or, even better, on usb pendrive (something around 200-400MB). I don't care too much about having kde or gnome replaced by a more minimalistic window manager like fluxbox or xfce... I like the way they work and prefer to stay minimal.
I know that the price for memory is going down every day... but I also think that both memory and money can be used in a more productive way
I also know that in SL you can choose what you want to install into your hard disk... but I'm also a curoius person and, as I'm studying computer engineering, I would like to learn more about the process of creating your own live cd/usb... and I think it can be usefull to others too... that's why I've opened this new topic.
I think, as the open source philosophy teaches us, that sharing your knowledge with others is the best way to make things work better... and, as it works with love matters, if you give love, in a generous way, of course, you will also get love back. Don't ever forget it.
Here is what i found about the topic.. and it's seems interesting! http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_build_a_Li ... or_newbies http://gentoo-wiki.com/Talk:HOWTO_build ... om_scratch http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Gentoo_Liv ... SB#Purpose http://www.linux-live.org
Thank you in advance for your future hints and suggestions
[EDIT]Another interesting project: http://custom.nimblex.net/