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    smaller and a little bit faster knoppix 3.7 (experimental)

    Hello,
    I replaced the cloop filesystem with a squashfs filesystem to save some space,
    this was allready 2 weeks ago, perhaps someone might be interested in giving it a try, before i suggest it to Klaus Knopper.

    (booting and OO starts a bit faster in my tests, perhaps someone can confirm)

    please note: it contains exactly the same files like the normal knoppix 3.7

    -rw-r--r-- 1 ijuz ijuz 732942336 Dec 9 19:18 KNOPPIX_V3.7-2004-12-08-DE.iso
    -rw-r--r-- 1 ijuz ijuz 708526080 Jan 10 15:47 knoppix-3.7_squashfs_0.2.iso

    The file is here: http://christian-leber.de/~ijuz/knop...uashfs_0.2.iso

    unfortunally I have uploaded the german version, just boot it with:
    knoppix lang=us
    or
    knoppix26 lang=us

    The only difference between the DE and the US/english version are the boot options, so
    copy all stuff from the CD to /somedir, change the boot/isolinux.cfg and run:
    mkisofs -pad -l -r -J -v -V "KNOPPIX" -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -b boot/isolinux/isolinux.bin -c boot/isolinux/boot.cat -hide-rr-moved -o /mynewknoppix.iso /somedir

    P.S. Klaus Knopper, are you reading here?

    Christian Leber <christian@leber.de>

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    Initial benchmark results - p3 550mhz old CDROM drive

    Here are the results of my testing on a PIII system I have here at home. Seems like the SquashFS is about 15% faster on KDE booting (the part that is more filesystem intensive).

    Squash -
    To x screen - 1:10
    To kde done - 2:23

    Non-squash
    To x screen - 1:15
    To kde done - 2:43

    One question - if I want to remaster off of your version, what do I have to change in the process? The compress script?

    Thanks,
    Jason

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    just the create_compressed_fs part has to be changed to the mksquashfs utility.
    (of course the squashfs module has to be in the initrd)

    that's basically it

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    Could you say exactly what needs to be changed, please?

    Thank you
    Nelson

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    This thread might help- http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtop...light=squashfs

    Since this version's kernel and initrd are already modifiefd with squashfs, all you need is to change the part in remastering where you'd make the cloop so that you make a squashed compressed system instead,

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    tutorial

    can you give any link on how did you remaster using the squashfs

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    Nice.

    Anyway to add in the dirver/firmware for the ipw2200 (intel centrino wifi) ? It seems this is one big issue floating around for all distro's.

    People are able to make their own drivers, but having it already ready in a distro would be top-notch!

    Thanks for your efforts. mmmm Firefox>Mozilla.

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