I'm looking for any Distro or LiveLinux for CD/DVD (NOT usb/SD card usage) which does the following:
1) All changes to the filesystem are written to the RAM disk with an overlaid filesystem. 2) Upon shutdown, one inserts the booting media again and the overlay is burned as a new session in the multi-session dvd/cd.
Puppy Linux does exactly that, and this feature is VERY GREAT. however, as excellent as Puppy is, it follows a minimalistic approach, focusing on old hardware on small programs, and Puppy does very little automatic configuration but provides configuration tools for all kind of setup.
I am looking for a more modern distro which offers a decent desktop environment, xfce or, even better, a full blown Gnome would be perfect, but more important is to have standard programs users are familiar with (firefox, openoffice, pidgin etc). The ubuntu livecd would be perfect for that, fits onto 700mb and brings all what is needed IMHO.
Puppy Linux copies over all disc content to RAM so you can remove the media after booting. The distro that I am looking for will be much bigger in space, so it would be better if the system is not copied to leave enough RAM to the applications.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
Disclaimer why USB/Sdcard solutions are not feasible for my purpose:
- Lots of machines which are not that old are still unable to boot from usb or SD card 2) I want a larger amount of discs to be created, an empty dvd disc can be obtained from below 35 cents and stores 4.7gig, any 4GB or even 2GB usb media will be lots more expensive in larger quantities