Ok. So I have been at this a bit, and have a pretty stable process now. I will upload a snapshot for people to download after SOMEONE tests the script that creates them. I have bee writing it to handle both 810 and 1004, but I only know it works in 1004. The snapshot I will upload is diskless ready. It is about 3.2 gb.
In the meantime here are some instructions.
Download this script
It is best to prep your host system by either starting with a fresh LinuxMCE install, OR deleting from an existing system your MD(s) in web admin, and your room(s), and user(s) in setup wizard, unless you are just making a backup (personal option). You can then either drop to tty2 (ctrl +f2), or choose the Start KDE option, open a terminal and type:
mkdir -p /root/new-installer/lmcemaster
mv lmceremaster.64.sh lmceremaster.sh
chmod +x lmceremaster.sh
You can then either put your own 640x480 image in there named splash.png (transparency supported but will show black). Or download one of the ones I am playing with, and run the script. (I would love some more graphics help.)
mv splash.4.png splash.png
It will ask you some questions. The first is if you want to make a copy to be distributed over the internet (this means only with packages that are legal to distribute) or a personal copy (this is more like a backup of your system that should install on your machine, or others). Both options come with the Live! boot option. This is a live boot into a full blown LMCE installation, not Kubuntu.
The next question (after a bit of time) is whether or not you want to burn, or keep the iso. If you want to burn a DVD, stick one in at this point. If you choose keep, it will spit an .iso onto your desktop with an MD5.
Live boot distro option takes longer, obviously, as you have to download all of the non-free packages and install them. Due to the nature of the nVidia driver requiring a reboot, I have shoehorned an open source driver for live boot only. It works pretty well, but I would avoid alpha layering. It works, but... slowly. This may spit errors as it rolls. I am cleaning those up, they cause no harm... they are just attempting to manipulate files that may not exist.
Script produces an iso... which currently looks like this:
Which takes you to the ubiquity kde installer if you choose that option.
Which then dumps you at AVWizard... which we are all familiar with. Live boot takes you directly to AVWizard.
COMPLETE install takes less than an hour over a dialup connection (avwiz, setup wiz, with Diskless and all) and should work on pretty much any hardware lmce CAN run on. I am trying to stuff MAME on a different snapshot, but... it's BIG.
Again, this breaks the system it is made from, and then fixes itself. I have not run into any issues with a broken/repaired system... but I make no guarantees. You should create images from machines/virtual machines with 2 nics. It will properly detect and use the one nic config if you install on a machine with one nic, but going backwards does not detect the second nic correctly... at least it didn't. I have made a lot of changes to detection since then and it might... I just stopped testing.I should also probably mention... this is in no way approved or supported by LMCE. They are kind to let me post my code, but don't go complaining to them if my code breaks something of yours. Complain to me. I am usually in IRC.