Interesting idea - a rescue disk.
I had a quick look at it in Virtualbox. A number of comments -
1. There was 50 seconds of black screen between the initial splash screen and plymouth kicking in. Not sure why, but a bit disconcerting. I haven't tried it as a live cd yet.
My machine is booting quite normal, but it does flicker a bit. Running in RAM
about 277 MB's used not counting the cache.
2. Personal preference - I prefer geany or equivalent as editor as it highlights syntax. Helps in editing code.
Can you add something like that yourself OK ? Editing syntax wasn't the main priority.
3. Again personal preference - I like nano in shell.
Will definitely look into it.
4. Set the system to auto login as guest. That way the system is up and running - no fuss.
Why didn't I think of that.
5. Include the root password on the desktop wallpaper.
Thought everybody had those. I'll put it in the desktop text file.
6 Create a home page for Firefox that gives details about the cd, what programs are installed, and bookmarks to useful sites. Set up a desktop icon to launch this. Also a listing in the Applications menu would be good - probably under Applications/More Applications/Configuration.
I'm going to say no today. Seems like a bit of an overkill. There's a text file on the
desktop. Start right in with those, you know. Didn't intend to be too much of a tutor
with that today. Expanded program descriptions in the desktop text file will be done I think.
7. Include clonezilla - it only takes up an additional 60mb, and you do have space to burn.
Right now I'm happy with the size and memory usage, iso's about 372 MB'S, running fully
in RAM about 280 MB's. About the same size as SystemRescueCD but PCLinuxOS 100%.
Perhaps a second larger iso could be added for a few things like clonezilla and geany.
Maximum compression needs to be used also and see what happens with that.
8. Maybe include an ftp app - can help with networking.
I know of a Firefox add-on, anything else like that ?
9. Include lshw - very useful for more info than you need about hardware.
My oversight, has been corrected on the next and last iso. Works fine
in SystemInfo and displays well in Firefox.
That's about it for the moment. Looks good - well done. My only other query at the moment is - what font did you use on the desktop wallpaper? Looks cool!
On Google-Picnik I think it was Ghostly. Kinda like my hard drive sometimes.
Well you certainly didn't miss much.
Thanks for the response.