Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

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Anonymous2
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Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

Post by Anonymous2 » 24 Feb 2012, 23:32

I started a build right now. I'm bundling these scanning-related programs:
  • Scan Tailor (git)
  • djvubind (hg)
  • pdfbeads (1.0.3)
  • Bindery (git)
  • Tesseract (svn)
  • Cuneiform (1.1.0)
  • ImageMagick (6.7.5.3)
Aside from that, the distro has:
  • Firefox
  • Thunderbird
  • Evince (Ubuntu packages it as well. It reads PDF, DjVu, PostScript and even multi-page TIFF)
  • File Roller (Ubuntu packages it as well. It extracts everything)
  • Java and Flash
  • Abiword (I could try bundling LibreOffice Writer instead)
  • Geany (text editor)
  • Banshee (audio player)
  • Gparted, just in case you need to partition anything. It's really awesome.
This is basically a fork of my rescue CD with a few tweaks and more software. I was aiming at a < 700mb ISO, but if you think that's not worth striving for, I can bundle everything you'd ever need in a 900-1,000 mb ISO file.

The LiveCD works with VirtualBox, so it should work with VMWare. I'll upload it somewhere once it finishes building. You can also boot the ISO via a USB stick or a CD, which will make bundling it much easier.

As for the more specific software (like the memory stick stuff), it shouldn't be too hard to make something.

Anonymous2
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Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

Post by Anonymous2 » 29 Feb 2012, 02:03

I can't find any place to store the ISO (I'm out of space in my Dropbox account as well) and most file sharing sites have a 200mb limit, so I'll keep looking.

Meanwhile, just a quick update:
  • Automatic login to desktop
  • Shortcuts for Scan Tailor, Firefox, Bindery and Terminal
  • Support for most network adapters, including wireless and wired
Here are some screenshots (they might get clipped):
trBGo.jpg
Clean desktop
KmECe.png
Scan Tailor

brosskgm
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Number of books owned: 100
Country: USA
Location: Bakersfield

Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

Post by brosskgm » 10 Sep 2012, 14:36

Did this ever get finished?

Have you found a place to host the ISO?

If not have you tried sourceforge.com? or asking ubuntu?

I would host it on my home linux server for you but it's not able to handle a lot of traffic.
One or two connections at a time would be about it. To many streams could bring down
my internet.
Anonymous2 wrote:I can't find any place to store the ISO (I'm out of space in my Dropbox account as well) and most file sharing sites have a 200mb limit, so I'll keep looking.

Meanwhile, just a quick update:
  • Automatic login to desktop
  • Shortcuts for Scan Tailor, Firefox, Bindery and Terminal
  • Support for most network adapters, including wireless and wired
Here are some screenshots (they might get clipped):
trBGo.jpg
KmECe.png

Anonymous2
Posts: 97
Joined: 18 Oct 2011, 16:05

Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

Post by Anonymous2 » 11 Sep 2012, 16:34

There was little interest in the project so I stopped maintaining it. I still run Arch Linux and the ArchISO scripts haven't changed a whole lot in six months, so I can try to rebuild the image some time this week.

As for hosting, I haven't found anything. I use GitHub for storing the code, but I don't have anywhere to upload the ISO. Now that I think of it, I could transmit it via a torrent once it's production ready, but test ISOs need to be stored somewhere as well.

spomwii
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Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

Post by spomwii » 11 Sep 2012, 17:09

I can host the file for you if you need space. Pm me.

brosskgm
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Number of books owned: 100
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Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

Post by brosskgm » 14 Sep 2012, 11:29

Post a note if spmwii hosts it for you, or like I mentioned I can, but my won't allow too many streams to it
and if that's ok, send message.

Thanks
Bob

Anonymous2
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Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

Post by Anonymous2 » 25 Sep 2012, 13:11

I haven't had much time to work on the LiveCD. The build process changed once again, so I have to redesign the entire ISO from scratch.

brosskgm
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Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

Post by brosskgm » 25 Sep 2012, 13:26

Ok. I just started playing around with the process today myself.

So I'm still a ways out.

I get the photo's taken, and used scan tailor on them. Next to read up how to get all the tiffs into pdf etc.

Thanks
Bob

boelle
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E-book readers owned: Ipod Touch
Number of books owned: 120
Country: Denmark

Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

Post by boelle » 13 Feb 2013, 08:40

Hi, i'm new to bookscanning but a live CD would be much welcommed...

I could install several tools on my mac but a Live cd would be much better since it would not mess up anything and if tools where partly mac and windows again a live cd would have everything needed in one place

only requirement from me is that it should be able to deliver books in epub format.. and i should be able to work with a single cam until i have the money for real scanner..

boelle
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Re: All threads that mention LiveCD/Linux development

Post by boelle » 13 Feb 2013, 11:01

and i guess a live cd could make the perfect companion for the kit in the store :-D

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