Slast (formerly known as Slasterisk) is a Linux Live CD project combining Slax and Asterisk 1.4.
With the ease of modifying Slax to create a custom cd, you can have a live cd with 'your' Asterisk install on it, doing whatever you need a pbx to do. Slast is great for demonstrating/testing Asterisk, learning Asterisk, and with the loading into ram, you can have a very powerful backup if your Asterisk box were to go down.
Slax is modular, so we hope to have a repository of user submitted modules here for you to add to your personal Slast cd.
If you want to help with anything from website design to creating modules and writing documentation, please contact droops (at) gmail to volunteer.
We have been building a few different versions of the Live CD. This one is with Linux from Scratch.
We are trying out these new distros, as we want a live-cd that is easy to install and update. We want one with the Xfce4 window manager. We also want to have lots of demos and VoIP security tools on the cd.
Why Another Distro?
This is a good question. We think that this has a place for 2 reasons, education of Asterisk and custom Asterisk live-cd's. The config files have been moved and only the necessary ones remain. They have been rewritten to make getting Asterisk working, for the newcomer, the top priority.