Using Ubuntu 12.04 Mini ISO as the base of ToriOS

Registered by amjjawad  on 2014-01-14

As planned since day 1 for this project (expect the name wasn't ToriOS), version 1 will be based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Mini ISO and if we are lucky enough, we hope to release version 1 before April 2014 which means before Windows XP EOL.

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Why Ubuntu 12.04?
Simply because it is an LTS and we don't need to worry about the security updates unlike other versions (say 13.10) with only 9 months of support. We don't know yet when version 2 will be released (and NO, we shall not talk about this now) so it is safe to use 12.04 and with version 2 (again, we won't discuss this now), it will definitely be based on 14.04 which is not yet released (that is why it is not good idea to discuss that now).
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Why Ubuntu 12.04 Mini ISO?
Basically, in order to build a system from a base and add just few packages, our best candidate is the Mini ISO.
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We are here to discuss the ups and downs for such decisions and what do we need to do? etc :)

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Status:
Started
Approver:
ToriOS
Priority:
High
Drafter:
amjjawad 
Direction:
Needs approval
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Started by
amjjawad  on 2014-02-08

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[kantoquad-2] I have not built one from the mini ISO, since 10.04, but this should be fun. I always used wicd as the network manager.
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[dbyentzen] Indeed, this will be fun! I recently used a 12.04 mini iso and built up an ugly but usable system. Great learning!
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[Mélodie] I have also installed some of my systems starting from a mini ISO. A mini ISO is meant to build the system in the computer. If you know how to make a bootable ISO out of a modified mini ISO, I would like to know more about it.

I have offered to build ToriOS starting from Ubuntu Mini Remix. All details are available here:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mini-remix/+faq/33

I have been doing so since mid 2012 and produced many ISO files from there.

(I don't like places such as this white board where we don't even see when people wrote their message).
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[amjjawad] Because I'm not a developer and have never done any bootable ISO or system, I thought to seek some help: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2204450
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