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Remastering DSL (Damn Small Linux)

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Hey,

I have a few questions about remastering DSL (Damn Small Linux) www.damnsmalllinux.org  .

1) When I remaster it is there a way I can change the background image of the cdrom boot where it says DSL Linux etc ?

2) Is there a way to change the words etc when it boots up. e.g  Testing for cd drive ........... OK ?

3) Once I have remastered DSL can I then rename it to what ever and sell it with manuals like Red Hat , Mandrake or DSL itself ?

4) I know that it is based on the GUL Licence but do I have to give any information that it was remastered from DSL ?

Cheers,

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Jeremy Dey
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1. For the boot image have a look at http://www.13thfloor.at/old/Software/lilo-splash/Example/

2. Not easily.

3. Theres nothing to stop you selling it. The only restriction is that if you change any of the GPL sourcecode your new version also comes under the GPL - ie you have to provide the sourcecode even if you sell your new version.

4. I assume gul is actually gpl. Still, I dont know the answer to that one.
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by:computerprogramer
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Hey,

I have another few questions ...

1) When it says remastering does it mean either A) Make your own DSL with your own selection of applications or B) Make your own linux with your own applications and own distrobution name e.g when you boot it says *place fancy linux name here* instead of Damn Small Linux or Red Hat ?

2) If B) is correct then is there a HOWTO out there that tells you how to do this or do I have to pick out the info out of different manuals ?

3) If you make your own distrobution out of remastering can you rename it to say *place fancy linux name here* instead of DSL or Redhat etc and sell it ?

Im just a bit confused of what remastering actually means.

Cheers
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1) When it says remastering does it mean either A) Make your own DSL with your own selection of applications or B) Make your own linux with your own applications and own distrobution name e.g when you boot it says *place fancy linux name here* instead of Damn Small Linux or Red Hat ?

Both. Remastering really just means creating another cdrom.


2) If B) is correct then is there a HOWTO out there that tells you how to do this or do I have to pick out the info out of different manuals ?

http://linuxfromscratch.mirror.ac.uk/lfs/news.html will walk you through creating your own unique linux.

3) If you make your own distrobution out of remastering can you rename it to say *place fancy linux name here* instead of DSL or Redhat etc and sell it ?

Yes. But if you change GPL source code you are obliged to provide the new soucecode for any changes you have made.


Im just a bit confused of what remastering actually means.

See point 1 :)
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