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Thread: Adding drivers to ISO for Live CD before buring

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    Apr 2012

    Adding drivers to ISO for Live CD before buring

    Hello all

    I am a Digital Forensics student and I use Linux live cds almost daily. I typically install the distros to flash drives for speed reasons so this may be possible after installation, but who knows.

    I am using an HP laptop for my forensic examinations. When I boot the live cds/Flash Drives my resolution is crap; 800x600 usually, sometimes lower. I am curious, is it possible to add the driver software for my, or any, video card to the ISO so that it will run when I boot the live cd?

    If it is possible, where would the driver need to be located? All the forensic live cds I use are based on some version of Ubuntu. Helix is the one I use the most, it's built on Ubuntu 8.04. I also use Raptor, SIFT, and Backtrack a few times a month because some distros include tools that the others do not.

    I'm pretty sure the install script(s) would need to be updated as well to include the additional drivers. I can figure out how to do this if someone could let me know where to find the scripts.

    Thanks in advance for the help. I will keep digging through these ISOs to see if I can find anything, and I'll post updates if I figure anything out.

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    Apr 2012

    Re: Adding drivers to ISO for Live CD before buring


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    Jun 2009
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    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Adding drivers to ISO for Live CD before buring

    I am pretty sure there are ways to do what you want. Do not think they would then fit on CD, but on USB flash drive that should work.

    Have you tried a persistent install or a full install to the flash drive?

    Pros & cons of persistent install over direct install to flashdrives - C.S.Cameron

    With grub2 persistent C.S.Cameron 12.04

    Full install of 12.04 to USB device C.S.Cameron post #5

    With grub2's loopmount you can also have many ISO booted with grub2 on one flash device. I think only one can be persistant.

    These are scripts to install many ISOs. Some that will not loopmount by installing a kernel and boot image.
    MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB disk w/grub2
    MultiSystem Another LiveUSB Multiboot French(translate) w/grub2

    It does not have to be encrypted BIOS based system:
    Standard full install with screenshots to flash or SSD:
    Ubuntu Encrypted Flash Memory Installation using alternative text based installer
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
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