|This review of the Slax LiveCD Linux distribution also includes a sidebar on remastering the CD with your own custom changes. Since Slax is so small, taking only 185 MB of the CD in its default configuration, there is a huge amount of space left over for adding features to your own variant.|
If, for example, you wanted to build and distribute a CD-based photo album, you could set up a Slax installation to auto-logon, start X11, and fire up a photo viewer. Then, burn a few copies for your friends and family to view at their leisure with no disk clutter or hassles.
Plus, it'd be so cool...
I set out to make a custom live CD with programs I wish the developers had included -- AbiWord, Firefox, amaroK, and the GIMP. I browsed to www.slax.org and downloaded the latest modules for these programs.
To remix Slax from inside Slax, you need to: (1) copy the contents of the Slax CD to a new folder so that you can modify them; (2) copy the modules into this new folder; and (3) compile this folder into a new ISO.