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    Optimizing/Shrinking/Distributing Ubuntu

    Scenario:

    • Ubuntu Minimal
    • Additional packages such as lirc, XBMC, Firefox, XFCE etc
    • Additional files unpacked from tarballs via script - includes drivers for HD media cards, graphics drivers, and hardware acceleration
    • Script to configure system (looking into curses now)
    • A lot of edited .conf files
    • Aim: A complete media system powered by XBMC featuring Live HD TV, BluRay playback, a standard desktop mode and remote control support.

    How can I reduce the boot time of something like this? What can I get rid of? How can I build it from the ground up? What's the best way to distribute this? (current methods are a script after Ubuntu Minimal install or an image made with Remastersys)

    Any ideas are appreciated.

    (before you say 'Try Openelec.tv', 'Mythbuntu' or another alternative: no thanks =])

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    Re: Optimizing/Shrinking/Distributing Ubuntu

    I think you've been sitting down here too long...

    I want to know how to remove all bulk from my distribution.

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    Re: Optimizing/Shrinking/Distributing Ubuntu

    Easiest & cleanest method (not necessarily the best if you want a polished distro), use UCK and & add/remove what you want from a live iso.

    Not really any user friendly tools for building from minimal. If you are going to use the minimal method then a script would probably be best.

    You can scour the gNatty thread in my signature and it might give you some ideas and/or direction.

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    Re: Optimizing/Shrinking/Distributing Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by CJxD View Post
    How can I build it from the ground up? =])
    thought i was giving an answer, oh well.....good luck

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