Paranoid Penguin - Customizing Linux Live CDs, Part I

Make your desktop completely portable with a custom live CD.
Conclusion

You've now got the basic technique for customizing an Ubuntu live CD. Although I didn't go into much depth showing actual customizations beyond removing and adding packages, I'll continue this series next time with detailed guidance on bundling and preconfiguring specific security tools into your live CD.

Until then, have fun experimenting with live CDs, and of course, be safe!

Mick Bauer (darth.elmo@wiremonkeys.org) is Network Security Architect for one of the US's largest banks. He is the author of the O'Reilly book Linux Server Security, 2nd edition (formerly called Building Secure Servers With Linux), an occasional presenter at information security conferences and composer of the “Network Engineering Polka”.

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From CD ISO to DVD ISO?

kalahari875's picture

If adding too much software to fit on a CD ISO image, is this approach suitable to simply burning the resulting image on a DVD instead?

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