|4 Live systems|
Debian GNU/Linux live system for system rescue and deployment
DKtoolian is a live system focused on system deployment, system
rescue and administrative tasks.
DKtoolian is based on Debian GNU/Linux. The license for DKtoolian is exactly the same license as used for Debian GNU/Linux itself, see http://www.debian.org.
|Desktop||Debian Stretch||Debian Jessie|
|CLI: command line interface||✓||✓|
|¹||Some modifications are applied:
|²||Experimental means: I have no experience
in using these desktops, so they are not perfectly integrated into
They may work or not.
The DK tools and libraries project does not provide live system images, you can build your own images fitting your requirements.
The DKtoolian build script was developed with easy customization as main goal. So you can easily
|hybrid||Installation on DVD/CD or USB stick.||✓||✓|
|netboot||Network boot using PXE+DHCP+TFTP+NFS.
DHCP, TFTP and NFS server are required, all three servers can run on the same machine.
PXE booting is of interest for those administering a larger number of computers, i.e. in PC classrooms.
|hdd||Installation on disk or USB stick.||—||✓|
At this time (2017-08-11) the live-build package on Debian Stretch only supports hybrid live systems. If you need one of the other live system types, create them on Debian Jessie or install a modified live-build package (see Netboot live system based on Debian Stretch on the next page).
The scripts debian-jessie-build-live.sh and debian-stretch-build-live.sh are used to build live systems. The first one is for use on Debian Jessie systems, the second for use on Debian Stretch.
Typically you customize the configuration section in the script and the package lists in the pkg_*.txt files in the livesys-data directory before you run the script. This is explained in detail on the Create DKtoolian page.
No detailed knowledge of the live-build package, the directory structure, the hooks... used by live-build is needed, just specify packages you want and a directory containing files you want to add to the live system.
To build a non-english CLI live system based on Debian Jessie
you would need a good knowledge of keyboard mapping details and
live-build hooks to set up your keyboard. The script automatically
selects a keyboard mapping file and writes the hook.
For Debian Stretch the process is easier, just choose a keyboard model (or use the pc105 default) and the keyboard layout (the short language name by default).
This is explained on the Install DKtoolian page.