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Offline Ulysses_

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How can a liveCD .iso image be edited?
« on: December 15, 2010, 04:52:01 PM »
Is it possible to directly edit a liveCD .iso image without messing with complex remaster procedures of the o/s it came from?  This may be the only way with distros that discourage remastering, like LPS


Offline Onyarian

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Re: How can a liveCD .iso image be edited?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 05:04:29 PM »
Have you tried using isomaster?

Offline Ulysses_

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Re: How can a liveCD .iso image be edited?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 06:22:21 PM »
Just now I did after your suggestion. It can edit certain .pdf and .html files but not the initrd, where the o/s resides.  The aim here is to change files in the home directory but these are in the initrd.

Offline tinypoodle

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Re: How can a liveCD .iso image be edited?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 07:15:09 PM »
For changing the cpio archive you can not avoid the procedure of remastering to change it.
What you could do would be "dynamic remastering" which is just adding a cpio archive with the changes, instead of remastering the default.
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