OpenSUSE :: Possible To Create Custom Patch / Software CD?
Sep 15, 2010
I've a friend who would like to install openSUSE 11.3. But due to a bad Internet connectivity he cannot download the updates and the extra softwares. So I was thinking if it was possible to create a patch and a software cd for him which could then be used as a repository in YaST ?
I'm trying to install a patch but when I copy it into terminal I get message " /home/john/patch-modules_v62-opensuse.sh 'vmware-7.1.3-2.6.37-rc5.patch' not found. copy it to the current '/home/john' directory. Exiting" But I have it in my home directory!
I must have not read through the tutorial first.. I made changes to a project managed with git. A local copy of the repository exists on my machine (as is supposed to be with git). No branch was created for my additions. I've been committing changes to my local repository and doing pulls/merges with the remote repository. I do not have permissions to push changes to the remote repository forcing me to create a patch to email to someone who does.
Code: $ git status # On branch devel # Your branch is ahead of 'origin/devel' by 6 commits. <snip>
No tracked files are now modified. I cannot figure out how to create a patch that reflects changes between the remote repository and the commits of my repository. All tutorials I've read online state that you make a patch before committing to local. Is there a way to do this with git? Or must I download a separate copy and manually perform a diff?
Just started a new job where I test installation scripts and then wipe the system with a fresh install of Redhat each time before testing updated versions. I'm wondering is there a way to create an image of the system I want with the customized packages required rather than having to manually select and deselect a huge amount of packages every time. This would really help make my work much more efficient.
I am in the process of creating a RHEL5.4 custom iso image with minimal functionality. Have gone through a lot of articles over the net and it seems that there are no proper documentation of this process as most of the utilities earlier are not supported.
Following steps were performed :
1. Mount the RHEL5.4 DVD ISO and copied all contents including .discinfo[very important] to a temporary folder [/iso/MODIFIED_ISO/].
2. Edited comps-rhel5-server-core.xml [earlier comps.xml] under /iso/MODIFIED_ISO/Server/repodata under the root directory to only include necessary packages.
3. Removed the unnecessary rpm's from Server directory
4. Created metadata of modified packages, goto root directory of copied folder [in my case /iso/MODIFIED_ISO] and execute :
5. Create the iso :
After performing the above steps, I tested the iso on a virtual box, but checking the error console seems that there are some errors related to dependencies.
Have written a short script to check for the dependencies for the remaining rpm's, executing "rpm -qpR <RPMNAME>" for all rpm's on an already installed box. This would list all dependency packages.
I just want to upgrade my Slackware 13.1 kernel (22.214.171.124) to the latest stable kernel from kernel.org (126.96.36.199). I have never done anything like this and I am a Linux newbie, so I would appreciate a "Kernel Patching for Dummies" version if possible. I did do a search on this forum and most of what I read was over my head. I found an FAQ on kernelnewbies.org on "How To Apply A Patch" but when I attempted what they suggested, it said it couldn't find the file to patch at line 5 and asked me which file to patch. So I CTRL-Z'd out of there and came here. Here's what I tried:
So I'm here thinking how to create custom commands on my Linux Debian? I mean so i could open up terminal and just type the script name (and possibly some arguments) and it would refer to the script in my home directory. Otherwise I've write the whole path to the script each time and it gets annoying.
I'm sure this is possible to do, but how do I create a Ubuntu install cd that uses my current config. Ideally I would like to be able to install exactly what I have on my system now, without user files. Wine, Ccsm, amarok, audacity, themes the whole nine yards. I tried using a program called Ubuntu Customization Kit, but it wouldnt let me mount the normal ubuntu install .iso file. This would avoid the hour and a half post-install config every time I screw Ubuntu up as well as stripping off many of the programs I don't need...
I want to create a custom live cd of off peppermint os one. I want to add specific software, and delete some packages i don't really need. How can I do this Reconstructor is not what i want, because i am forced to use Ubuntu or Debian, remastersys doesnt work for me since I see no option in using peppermint one as a live cd.
I'm working to setup an small PC as a kiosk, I was able to create an USB pen drive with ubuntu 10.10 with a persistent area and I made all the changes I need, everything works but if the PC loss power in most of the cases the file system is corrupted. Now I'm trying to generate a non persistent USB drive, but I'm having some problems. I was able to install remastersys and create an ISO image of my system (dist) but when I tried to create the USB drive using different Programs, in all cases I get the boot menu but it never complete the login, it just try to keep booting. The only messages I saw when I create the iso image is a bunch on chown operation fail from remastsys, I'm not sure if it is part of the problem. how to create an USB read only from a persistent one ?
Is it possible to create custom Live Linux cd that consumes less RAM by limiting its functionalities?My laptop has 448 mb RAM and I want to run the LIVE CD along side windows xp pro(using VMware Player). I have tried a few Linux live cds but all of them are very slow when I run them inside xp!! I want to create this custom live cd so it only have firefox browser (latest version) pre-installed along with flash player (Latest version) and ability to hear voice when playing ..... videos. (I want omit the rest of programs in order that Linux runs faster). Is it possible to gain speed by omitting un wanted programs? How I can create such LIVE cd with limited functionality and fast performance.
Does anyone know how to make custom keyboard shortcuts? The commands don't seem to cross over to the system>preferences>keyboard shortcuts utility. For example, I added the file browser to my desktop. I right click, select properties, and the command is:
However, when I add a custom shortcut with that same command it doesn't work.
After much playing around and with help from various forums including this one, I finally created a very fast simple minimal (to me at least) linux OS.
I started with the the ubuntu command line system install, then proceeded to install the rest of the goodies that I needed and nothing more.
I can honestly say it was a great learning experience and also very gratifying to create an OS that only has what one wants and looks the way one wants.
With all that nice stuff being said, my next goal, and I don't know if it's possible, is to take my newly created OS and create an ISO of it from my HD so I can put in my wifes computer as well without having to go through all the steps it took to get to the final product?
I tried to do some research on the topic but I think I was wording it wrong or not correct as i couldn't find anything concrete on the subject.
If not, such is life and I will just have to do it all over again and hopefully remember all the steps and customizing I did.
im trying to create a launcher for flatout 2 and i dont know how. I have tried every thing and it ether comes up with a error or doesn't start or do any thing at all. My problem is that flatout 2 needs to load files from its whole folder. Other wise i would have simply made a launcher of the .EXE but it comes up with a error saying its missing files.