Re: postgresql live-cd

From: Markus Schiltknecht
Subject: Re: postgresql live-cd
Date: ,
Msg-id: 44901B48.9070300@bluegap.ch
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In response to: postgresql live-cd  (Koen Martens)
List: pgsql-advocacy

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postgresql live-cd  (Koen Martens, )
 Re: postgresql live-cd  (Markus Schiltknecht, )
 Re: postgresql live-cd  (Markus Schiltknecht, )
 Re: postgresql live-cd  (Markus Schiltknecht, )
  Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
   Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
    Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
 Re: postgresql live-cd  (Josh Berkus, )
  Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
 Re: postgresql live-cd  (Michael Dean, )
  Re: postgresql live-cd  (Koen Martens, )
 Re: postgresql live-cd  (Josh Berkus, )
  Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
   Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
    Re: postgresql live-cd  (Koen Martens, )
     Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
      Re: postgresql live-cd  (Koen Martens, )
       Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
        Re: postgresql live-cd  (Josh Berkus, )
         Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
          Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
           Re: postgresql live-cd  (Josh Berkus, )
            Re: postgresql live-cd  (Gevik Babakhani, )
            Re: postgresql live-cd  (Koen Martens, )
             Re: postgresql live-cd  (Josh Berkus, )
              Re: postgresql live-cd  (Koen Martens, )
               Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
                Re: postgresql live-cd  (Koen Martens, )
                 Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
                 Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Jim C. Nasby", )
                  Re: postgresql live-cd  (Josh Berkus, )
                   Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
       Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
 Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Stephen Slezak", )
  Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
   Re: postgresql live-cd  (Koen Martens, )
    Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
     Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
      Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robin Gareus, )
       Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
        Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robin Gareus, )
        Re: postgresql live-cd  (Josh Berkus, )
        Re: postgresql live-cd  (Guillaume LELARGE, )
    Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Treat, )
  Re: postgresql live-cd  (Chris Browne, )
   [IMPORTANT] postgresql live-cd  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
    Re: [IMPORTANT] postgresql live-cd  (Koen Martens, )
     Re: [IMPORTANT] postgresql live-cd  ("Larry Rosenman", )
     Re: [IMPORTANT] postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
    Re: [IMPORTANT] postgresql live-cd  ("Roderick A. Anderson", )
  Re: postgresql live-cd  (Koen Martens, )
   Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
  Re: postgresql live-cd  (Chris Browne, )
   Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
  Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
  Re: postgresql live-cd  (Robert Bernier, )
   Re: postgresql live-cd  (Guillaume LELARGE, )
 Re: postgresql live-cd  ("Stephen Slezak", )

Hello Koen,

I've already gone through a lot of the stuff needed to create a live CD
for PostgreSQL. It's currently about 55MB in size and already pretty
stripped down to the minimum required to run (a recent Kernel, a lot of
general modules, a busybox initramfs and a root filesystem with bash and
everything, including PostgreSQL, but not pgadmin nor any
documentation). I've built it on top of Gentoo, though.

As I wanted to have a removable CD I decided to use UnionFS. After
booting, the CD copies itself completely to RAM (should be no problem
given that size) and ejects. Then you run completely from memory: the
50MB squashfs with a writeable overlay (UnionFS)

I soon need to update that LiveCD for the presentation at the summit, so
I can probably provide you with the files needed to create the ISO image
quite soon, if you want.

Regards

Markus

Koen Martens wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> Introducing myself: Koen Martens, the person who took up the task of
> creating a live cd containing (at least) postgresql and pgadmin3, to
> be handed out on conferences (http://pgfoundry.org/projects/livecd/).
>
> Now, my idea is to create one of those nifty credit-card sized cd's,
> that fits in your wallet. We'd base that on DSL (Damn Small Linux)
> 2.4 probably.
>
> Of course, doing a credit card sized cd limits the amount of stuff
> that can be on there. Right now what should be on there i think:
>
> - Latest 8.1 postgresql
> - pgadmin3
> - browsable html documentation
>
> Don't know if that leaves us much space yet, will report later on.
>
> Any hints, ideas, opinions are welcome!
>
> Best,
>
> Koen
>


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