Linux Live Kit

the ultimate way to bring your linux to life




Linux Live Kit is a set of shell scripts which allows you to create your own Live Linux from an already installed Linux distribution. The Live system you create will be bootable from CD-ROM or a disk device, for example USB Flash Drive, USB Pen Drive, Camera connected to USB port, and so on. People use Linux Live Kit to boot Linux from iPod as well.


How to build a Live distro:


Install your favourite distro to disk partition, or into a folder on your existing system.


Slackware is recommended but not required.


Build aufs kernel module and squashfs kernel module (native support in kernel)


The step above is not required if you use precompiled Linux Kernel from this website


Install kernel modules to the newly installed distro to /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/fs/.


Make sure you are running the same kernel you used to compile modules


Remove all unnecessary files (for example man pages and all other files you don't need),


to make your Live Linux system as small as possible (this step is optional).


Download Linux Live Kit from github and put it in /tmp


Read files in ./DOC/ to learn how it works (this step is optional)


Edit .config file if you need to modify some variables


Finally login as root and run ./build


Your Live Kit ISO image will be created in /tmp


To make bootable USB, unpack the generated TAR archive (also from /tmp) to your USB device


and run from the boot subdirectory


Working example

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