A tutorial about remixing a Fedora 7 Live CD operating system
Fedora is a very popular Linux-based operating system that includes all the bleeding-edge technologies. Fedora 7 was announced on the last day of May 2007 and it brings many new features and improvements over previous versions, which were entitled Fedora Core.Among the new features, we can notice that Fedora has now an installable LiveCD, so everyone can now just burn the ISO and test Fedora OS directly from the CD, without installation. Together with the LiveCD, Fedora project is proud to announce a wonderful application that lets everyone create their own Fedora-based installable LiveCDs. The application is called Revisor and features a nice GUI for inexperienced users and a CLI (command-line interface) with extended configuration for advanced users. The Revisor project can build both Fedora 7 Install and Live Media.
Unfortunately, Revisor does not come installed in the KDE edition of Fedora 7 (don't know about the Fedora 7 DVD), so you must install it yourself manually. You have two choices:
1. Either you download the RPM file from Softpedia, save the file in your home folder, then open a terminal and type:
rpm -i revisor-220.127.116.11-1.fc7.noarch.rpm
2. Or you can open a terminal, switch to root with the su command and then type:
yum -y install revisor
1. Installation Media (DVD or CD)
2. Live Media (Optical Live Media)
For this guide, we've chosen the "Live Media" option.
and you can disable or enable repositories.
I've noticed in the "Configuration Section to Use" drop-down list that you can also use a Fedora Core 6 or a rawhide configuration to build the media.
1. Use package manifest from kickstart data;
2. Customize package manifest defined in kickstart data;
3. Customize/Review details about locale, users/passwords, security/authentication, networking and Xorg;
4. Include Kickstart file on Installation Media (only if you choose 'Installation Media' on the first step);
5. Set installer to boot with kickstart by default (only if you choose 'Installation Media' on the first step).
ï¿ Default language
ï¿ Keyboard layout
ï¿ Time zone
ï¿ Root password (with encryption option)
ï¿ Target architecture
ï¿ Color Depth
ï¿ Default desktop (GNOME or KDE)
ï¿ The possibility to start X11 on boot
ï¿ Enable/Disable the Setup Agent
ï¿ Automatically login this user to the Desktop
ï¿ Add user to the group "wheel"
ï¿ Enable "wheel" group to sudo without password
ï¿ Dump current user profile (and omit /etc/skel)