KOF94: Just a quikie about our running discussion. As I pointed out on the Knoppix thread, there are
cheatcodes in the latest-greatest KNOPPIX (5.11) that permit the compressed-image file to be renamed and relocated. They're explicitly documented, so I'll leave that to you.
In working out issues w/ my fav Linux distro (Slax), I've discovered what's almost certainly the answer to similar issues w/ other distros, like KUBUNTU, where there are no known suitable cheatcodes. It's the initial ramdisk image. This isn't a newbie effort and don't know when I can do it and pass it along to you, but here goes in case you have the goods for dealing w/ a Linux shell-script.
You need to boot the desired distro, along w/ the initrd in compressed form (the .gz file.) Next, assuming the file is called initrd.gz, you'll need to do something like:
cp initrd.gz /mnt/hda1
mount -t ext2 -vo loop /mnt/hda1/initrd /mnt/hda1/rd
Next, edit the init shell-script, which is prob called linuxrc, in /mnt/hda1/rd, as in:
What needs to happen is to add new cheatocdes, to relocate/rename the compressed-image. Once you've made your changes:
gzip -9 initrd
Reburn your CD w/ the updated initrd.gz and try your new cheatcodes.
If any of this seems comfusing, I'm sorry, but that is
what needs to be done. Given that distros don't change very often and components like the ramdisk sometimes don't change at all (from rev-to-rev), this approach would work well.
Right now, I need to focus on paying work. Maybe, in the coming week, I can spare some time, bang it out and share. TTYL....