12 years ago
There are plenty of distributions which are specifically designed for this purpose and it is not in the design criteria of Lint Mint. I think we should let the Linux Mint Developers get on with what they do best, making a stable, easy to use desktop environment that works.
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I like the Jigdo approach.
I would be more in favour of just a separate boot option on the live CD to do just that thing. Also, if the whole live CD is too much, maybe there should be an easy way on the website to just build it via jigdo.
Perhaps my point was not made properly...
I am not looking to "replace" the current sets of administration tools but I have found that I have to have many CDs lying around because they are all missing things that the others have, just simple tools for the administrators that wish to make the administration tools as easy and as complete as possible. Start with a lightweight LXDE base, then add as many of the most useful administration tools while removing some of the heavier "desktop based" apps installed by default.
And you may consider it a waste of time, but I think that having an easy to use tool that has the same "Mint feel" is not a waste of time, especially if others offer to put time and effort into it.
Why do you think it would be a good idea, what would a stripped down version of mint offer that other recovery distro's don't already? Providing something like this is not the rationale behind mint - "Linux Mint's purpose is to produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution".
If all you want is a stripped-down Live CD environment with recovery tools, I'd simply use GParted Live, System Rescue CD, a Knoppix live CD, etc.; there are tons of similar tools out there, and creating a new one that does the same thing is a waste of time and effort from the dev team.