This paper will show how the author customised the Knoppix live Linux on CD distribution for use at an annual holiday camp. Topics include the requirements that the organisation listed, the translation of requirements into package changes, how Knoppix works (briefly), the classification of changes according to the filesystem being changed, the preparation of the mastering system, actual changes using chroot, and creating the ISO9660 image. The author's own work consists of customisation packages produced as Debian archives, and the remastering scripts.
James Cameron has been hacking since about 1979 when he started off with his HP-33E calculator and a TRS-80. He joined Digital in 1988, has worked in internal systems, product engineering, and then customer support. He started contributing to the Open Source community in about 1995 with the Netrek game project, and began publishing in 1999 after he "went bush". James lives in outback New South Wales with his wife Petria.