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I want to make a bootable CD that will allow me to run a Quake 3 dedicated server (for a mod called Smokin' Guns, actually) which starts automatically after booting. The problem is I don't know hardly anything about Linux distributions and I can't make this work without some help.
Some of the problems of running right off a CD that I've thought about:
-No ability to write a log without using/mounting some kind of writable storage.
-The server would be limited to whatever files it started with, it could not be updated unless it was using the earlier mentioned "writable storage".
Otherwise I can't think of too much else that would be wrong with this approach. Briefly I'd really want a CD that I could boot which would locate a specified directory on a hard disk and boot whatever .x86 executable is in that folder. This way, if I wanted to host a different game or update my server, I could do that in XP.
The PC in question has is isolated, there's no monitor near it (without moving things around, of course) and I currently access it through TightVNC and an XP installation. This works okay for hosting Quake 3 games but I'd like to try something without so much clutter and see if there's a performance boost.
Any ideas on how I could approach this are appreciated. Thanks in advance!