thanks, I'll try again.
btw - how much time will the remaster take (per gb)? is three hours for about 8 gb okay?
It depend from your CPU
. The compression phase require a lot of power, multicore CPUs help a lot as the compressor can and use all available cores.
For less powerful CPUs I would suggest to use the --gzip
option, that will speed up the process (approx. 3x faster compared to the default compression), at a price of a little larger final ISO image.
Additionally, systems with low amount of RAM (< 1 GB) may also experience performance problems, in this case --gzip is also suggested.
I'm using a Core2 T8100, 2.1Ghz and can remaster 10 GB in 1 hour using default compression, or 20 minutes using gzip compression.
Other factors can affect overall performance of mylivecd, but on average, is a CPU bound process.
Also, if possible umount the filesystem not to be included, the --nodir option is not very efficient and (from my tests) it appear to slow down the process in case of lot of excluded files ....