Archive for December, 2010

How to Build Live Debian with Sugar Desktop ??

Objective of this blog post as follows.

Myself working with http://www.fsftn.org for past two years in spreading FOSS by giving presentations at various Engineering colleges. across Tamil Nadu.

While doing two days FOSS workshop at Vellalar Engineering college, Erode We (FSFTN) as a team initiated a project called “punnagai” to take Sugarlabs.org learning platform to school children’s. In order to accomplish the work, We planned two initial works.

1. Tamil Translations at Sugarlabs.org

2. Bringing Sugar Desktop into Ubuntu & Debian

3. Tamil Manuals – For school teachers and

First task was completed during mid of September 2010. Second task is in progress.

I have been trying to bring http://www.sugarlabs.org desktop + applications into Debian and Ubuntu Distributions in-order to take this to school children’s for their computer learning.

Follow the steps to build Live Debian on RPM or Debian based Linux distributions.

How to build

The construction of the CD is pretty easy. Configuration is all done in the /livecd/conf directory, you can read how to do it debian-live site, or go in IRC debian-live channel

In non-Debian systems (Fedora, etc)

1. Get the live-helper source code

 git clone git://git.debian.net/git/debian-live/live-helper.git live-helper

In Debian systems


 apt-get install live-helper subversion


 svn co https://sugarlivecd.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/sugarlivecd
 cd ./sugarlivecd/livecd
 lh_clean ; lh_build

The creation takes time, and you will need to be connected to the internet.


1. http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Live_CD

2. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianLive

We are looking for more volunteers to take this too many schools and improve the Translation in terms Quality and


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