Current Live CD
The current Live CD can be downloaded from: http://hdl.handle.net/2160/563
The current Live CD version is 1.5.1 beta. A DSpace version 1.6 LiveCD is under development.
This guide has been written by Stuart Lewis at the University of Auckland Library.
Build a DSpace Live CD
To build a DSpace Live CD, follow these instructions:
- Create a new virtual machine in your preferred virtual machine system (e.g. VMWare, VirtualBox etc)
- Install the latest version of Ubuntu in to a new virtual machine image.
- DUring installation, create the user 'dspace', with the password 'dspace' and the name 'DSpace Live CD'
- Update packages to the latest and greatest.
- Install the VM system client additions
- In the case of VirtualBox, this can be achieved with the following command:
Install packages required by DSpace
- Add the remastersys software source
- System -> Administration -> Software Sources -> Third-party Software
- Add APT line:
- Install required packages
Remove software not needed to make the resultant LiveCD a bit smaller
- Edit /etc/defaults/tomcat6 and add a line at the top saying
- To get tomcat logging to work, I have had to create symlink to the log directory
- Edit /etc/postgresql/8.3/main/pg_hba.conf
- On the line 'local all all ...' change the METHOD to be 'trust'
Download build scripts
- Applications -> Internet -> Firefox (right click) -> Add this launcher to desktop
- Launch FireFox, and set the home page to http://localhost:8080/
- Make Firefox start automatically
- System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications -> Add
- Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal (right click) -> Add this launcher to desktop
- Set background:
- System -> Preferences -> Appearance -> Background -> '+'
- Add /usr/share/backgrounds/logo
- Select preferred DSpace logo for desktop
Make the live CD
- Edit the remastersys preferences:
- System -> Administration -> Remastersys Backup -> Modify
- Edit /usr/bin/remastersys and remove the line that cp's the ubiquity icon to the desktop
- Build the CD
- Make a shared folder in your virtual machine config to copy the Live CD to.
- In VirtualBox you can mount a shared folder called shared into a directory called mount by using
- Test the resulting ISO