Ticket #747 (closed task: fixed)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

rebuild live CD

Reported by: geofft Owned by: jrjarvis
Priority: high Milestone: Fall 2011
Component: livecd Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug: #283 #375


The last live CD we have is Jaunty, i.e., EOL'd.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by lizdenys

Should probably look into #283 when creating new live CDs.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Upstream bug set to #283 #375
  • Component changed from -- to livecd

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Priority changed from blocker to high
  • Milestone changed from IAP 2011 to Natty Alpha

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone changed from Natty Alpha to Natty Release

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

Since we've lamed out on this repeatedly, so here's a question: Do we still want a live CD? Should we instead focus on creating a live USB stick? The advantages of this are: easier to update, works with netbooks, several orders of magnitude quieter, and probably other things. I assert that the average MIT undergraduate has access to at least a 1GB flash drive (uCenter periodically gives them away for free in exchange for spamming you), which already gets us 400MB more of storage.

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by jrjarvis

  • Owner set to jrjarvis
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by jrjarvis

If anyone would like to take the new liveCD for a spin it is located here:
The updated tool package is in

For now I removed ubiquity so there is no longer an install option. I can look into
that some more if we want to go that route but if there isn't demand for it we may just want to leave it as-is.

comment:8 Changed 13 years ago by jrjarvis

One issue I just noticed, when logging in as "ubuntu" (this doesn't seem to happen when you login as an athena user) I'm seeing 'The panel encountered a problem while loading "TrashAppletFactory::TrashApplet?" '
May be the same as  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-applets/+bug/727660

comment:9 Changed 13 years ago by jrjarvis

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

The Natty debathena-live build package is checked into trunk/debathena/debathena/debathena-live/

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