Live Linux: Building and Customizing Bootables (Negus Live Linux)

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 Dream the perfect computer system, then build it to run on a Linux live CD!

 

A Linux live CD is more than just a Linux system you carry around. Start with a live CD that has all your favorite applications. Include and play photo slideshows, presentations, Web content, and music collections. Incorporate your own designs, colors, and images to appear everywhere from the boot prompt to the desktop.

 

When you are done, you have a perfectly customized CD or DVD that can run on almost any PC that you can reboot. In Live Linux® CDs, bestselling Linux author Christopher Negus guides you through the free software tools and toys you need to try out and create specialized Linux live CDs for security, presentations, gaming, multimedia, firewalls, and clustering. It is the first start-to-finish guide to using, creating, building, and remastering your own live Linux distributions.

 

Working from live CD technology on the accompanying DVD, you can

  • Boot and run live Linux versions of KNOPPIX, SLAX, Gentoo, Damn Small Linux, and other live CDs
  • Burn and boot Linux live CD ISO images of Ubuntu, KNOPPIX, SLAX, MoviX, BackTrack, and more
  • Build your own live CDs from instructions based on KNOPPIX (Debian), Fedora, Gentoo, Damn Small Linux, and SLAX
  • Create multimedia players that are customized to include your own video or music
  • Customize live CD rescue toolkits to analyze and repair data on compromised networks, Windows PCs, and Linux systems
  • Configure personal firewalls to protect from Internet intruders
  • Control the processing power of a group of computers, using live CD clusters

Whether you want to customize the perfect live Linux for your own use or distribute it to the world, Live Linux® CDs gives you all the knowledge, tools, and software you need.


 

 

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"Most of all, I recommend this book to any Linux user who enjoys tinkering with the operating system and wants to build something truly their own. I know one guru who created a special distribution for his forum members. The possibilities are endless. Let Live Linux CDs be your guide to a new enjoyment of your Linux system."–Jack Carlson, Reviewer, Lockergnome.com

About the Author:

Christopher Negus has been one of the world’s leading writers of Linux books for nearly a decade. His Red Hat Linux Bible series has sold more than a quarter-million copies worldwide. Chris also authored or coauthored the books Linux Bible (2005 and 2006 editions), Linux Toys, Linux Toys II, and Linux Troubleshooting Bible for Wiley Publishing.

 

Before becoming a full-time author, Chris Negus worked on UNIX operating system development teams at AT&T Bell Labs, UNIX System Labs, and Novell in the 1980s and 1990s. In particular, Chris worked in the areas of UNIX system administration and networking.

 

Live Linux CDs is Chris’s first book in the Negus Live Linux Series with Prentice Hall. This book reflects Chris’s dedication to getting powerful, free software up and running quickly and securely. Chris is helping Prentice Hall develop other books in the series, which you can expect to follow in the near future.

 

When not working on computer books, Chris likes to spend time with his family: Sheree, Seth, and Caleb. Chris also enjoys playing soccer, singing opera (when nobody can hear him), and making things out of old computers.

 

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