[PLUG-ANNOUNCE] MWVLUG Meeting - 5/4 - 6:30pm - Custom Knoppix Live CD

John Sechrest sechrest at peak.org
Fri Apr 30 11:01:52 PDT 2004

    The Making of Knoppix-AVR
    Matthew MacClary 
    Tuesday May 4th, 6:30pm
    Owen 101 on the OSU campus, Corvallis Oregon

    This presentation describes a re-master of Knoppix, the excellent
    CD based Linux distribution.  Re-mastering in this context means
    extracting the compressed Knoppix filesystem, modifying the
    configuration, and finally mastering a new bootable Linux CD.
    Bootable Linux CDs are a powerful solution to a wide range of

    The subject for this discussion is the Knoppix-AVR CD which was
    created by TekBots at OSU for a microcontroller development class.
    The key addition to this CD was the gcc-avr cross compiler and
    related libraries.  Because this CD was to be used in an
    electronics lab on campus, steps were taken to increase local
    security.  These precautions included preventing root or single
    user access, disabling hard drive access, and removing network
    software that could be dangerous.

    Matthew is a graduating senior in Computer Engineering at OSU.  He
    plans to begin a masters in ECE at OSU next Fall.  It is possible
    to derive great enjoyment from using and examining open source
    software, while accomplishing a great deal at the same time.
    He says: "Hopefully you will enjoy this look inside a live Linux
    distribution as much as I did"

    After the meeting, we usually retire to Clodfelters for a beer
    and discussion.

John Sechrest          .         Helping people use
                        .           computers and the Internet
                          .            more effectively
                               .       Internet: sechrest at peak.org
                                            . http://www.peak.org/~sechrest

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