We have been trying to get a valid OEM image from our test machine and due to what I like to call a carbon unit error, it erased the image drive, the test drive and the image itself. The one saving grace is the drive we made the image from is still intact.
Now this is where it gets a little stupid (for those of you who understand or care). We have been using a boot CD with another Linux Distro with the partimage program to create this image. Partimage works with Gigastrand OS and is even loaded on the original load. I know we can make a live CD for the Gigastrand OS with remastersys, so we have basically been wasting our time with another distro which has been just a pain in the butt to work with anyway.
So the plan now is to kill 2 birds with one stone. We will concentrate on an installer first and, while we are running tests on that, we will create the image we want. Not sure why we didn't think of that in the first place.
The end result of this is that this sets us back at least another few days and we will not be able to get a BETA out by March 1st. I am pushing the new BETA deadline to March 15th, however, if we get a working BETA before then, I will release it and you will hear it here first.
Live, learn, take 2....