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RE: Need for recommendation for setting up a virtual lab (knoppix)?
From: "Caleb Stephenson" <caleb.stephenson () configuresoft com>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 08:28:29 -0700

I agree it is completely possible to copy a live CD image to the HDD for a minimal OS; however I have never attempted 
to get one to work with VMware. Personally I use Slackware 10 and use the expert install option, however Fedora (or 
SUSE) I hear is much easier to do as it is actually supported by VMware as a host OS. This insures that I have all the 
pre-requisites installed and a system that is actually designed to be a long term, constantly running Linux box. 
Frankly I just cannot justify in my mind using a Live CD when there are so many great OS selections that will allow you 
to choose your packages individually. 

On the flip side I am sure that there are many people on this mailing list who have much more experience with Live CD's 
and minimal OS installs than I do. I would like to hear the benefits of putting VMware on a live CD. Who knows, maybe 
it is actually much better.

What ever you do I hope you get it up and running quickly and easily,

From: whitehat miracle [mailto:whitehatmiracle () gmail com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 11:46 PM
To: Caleb Stephenson; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Need for recommendation for setting up a virtual lab (knoppix)?

Because of scarce resources I would like to build a small size Linux distro with VMware Server for Linux.
Im just going through LFS, but i found that it is easier to create a custom live cd with the available remastering 
scripts. Is it a good idea to make a live cd with Vmware and then install it on the hdd for the VIRTUAL LAB? 
The whitehat

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