Successfully created a live cd of Debian etch yesterday! It runs on the kernel 2.6.18-6-686, and successfully booted on different architectures- amd, intel celeron, P4. While booting, it takes some time to load the filesystem, but after booting, it’s quite fast to use. And the shutdown is ultra fast!

The ISO file came to around 300 MB, compressed from around 900MB on the installation. It now contains all the basic stuff to run Phoenix. What more, we were able to install it successfully to the hard disk using Ajith sir’s slax installation script in Python(with a minor modification to copy initrd.gz, which is absent in slax, as well) on the first trial itself! Some more work to be done to make it stable like the slax version…