They let me in!

It’s here.

No, not openSUSE 11.1. It’s a couple hours away yet.

What’s here is my invite to the SUSE STUDIO alpha test!

I am currently building a liveCD for my web development work (Groovy on Grails, Apache Tomcat, MySQL, Quanta, KATE, and few productivity enhancers and mental stimulants (games)).

Has anyone else gotten an invite (you have to sign up at the website)? What did you do with it?

Boy, I feel like I won the lottery.

And I still have to install openSUSE 11.1! Two good things on the same day! :slight_smile:

On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 20:56:01 +0000, zak89 wrote:

> It’s here.
>
> No, not openSUSE 11.1. It’s a couple hours away yet.
>
> What’s here is my invite to the SUSE STUDIO alpha test!
>
> I am currently building a liveCD for my web development work (Groovy on
> Grails, Apache Tomcat, MySQL, Quanta, KATE, and few productivity
> enhancers and mental stimulants (games)).
>
> Has anyone else gotten an invite (you have to sign up at the website)?
> What did you do with it?
>
> Boy, I feel like I won the lottery.
>
> And I still have to install openSUSE 11.1! Two good things on the same
> day! :slight_smile:

I’ve been playing with it for a little over a week myself. I’ve got a
couple of things I’m trying to do with it, most notably, constructing a
minimal terminal server and terminal server client setup.

I just wish I could get the minimum disc size down below 100 MB; I’ve got
one not built with SUSE Studio that is a 13 MB ISO for the client side.

Jim

The software selection is pretty configurable. I bet you can trim it down by getting rid of some of the packages in the base package categories.

On Fri, 19 Dec 2008 03:36:01 +0000, zak89 wrote:

> The software selection is pretty configurable. I bet you can trim it
> down by getting rid of some of the packages in the base package
> categories.

Yeah, the problem is the dependencies that are set for the base packages

  • and the default kernel includes a lot of stuff that I don’t need. I’ll
    probably look at building a custom kernel package in the build service
    that includes just what I need (the default kernel package is 74 MB on
    its own).

I tried stripping out a bunch of stuff in my first attempts, and ended up
with a system I couldn’t log into. Whoops. :slight_smile:

Jim

I tried stripping out a bunch of stuff in my first attempts, and ended up
with a system I couldn’t log into. Whoops. :slight_smile:

Ooh, those are cool. :wink:

I remember my first custom compiled kernel. I rebooted into the thing, and it came up nice and fast, and loaded all my selected modules. Just as I started to pat myself on the back I realized that I had forgot to compile HID support into the kernel (so no keyboard or mouse support). Um…

I am having trouble using a custom kernel in SUSE Studio. It wants some aufs package that I don’t have. Arg…

On Fri, 19 Dec 2008 17:26:01 +0000, zak89 wrote:

>> I tried stripping out a bunch of stuff in my first attempts, and ended
>> up
>> with a system I couldn’t log into. Whoops. :slight_smile:
>
> Ooh, those are cool. :wink:

Yeah, apparently I removed a required pam module, couldn’t even ssh into
the system.

> I remember my first custom compiled kernel. I rebooted into the thing,
> and it came up nice and fast, and loaded all my selected modules. Just
> as I started to pat myself on the back I realized that I had forgot to
> compile HID support into the kernel (so no keyboard or mouse support).
> Um…
>
> I am having trouble using a custom kernel in SUSE Studio. It wants some
> aufs package that I don’t have. Arg…

Which custom kernel are you using?

Jim

kernel-rt from jengelh’s build service repo. It’s patched for realtime performance. I was trying to use it for a recording studio liveCD (sort of like the late Studio-To-Go).