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Old 04-25-2019, 04:08 PM   #1
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Thumbs up HUGE thanks to Jeff and the Bodhi Team


Just a few items.
First, major kudos to Jeff and the Bodhi team for Bodhi 5.0. Bodhi was my very favorite distribution back when it was still using the E 17 stock Enlightenment desktop, several years ago. Then, E-17 kind of went off the rails, and Bodhi seemed to lose its way for a while, with early versions of Moksha being kind of buggy (I remember in particular that the updater was not very reliable). Also, there didn't seem to be very many themes available for Moksha in the early days, which was always part of the appeal of Enlightenment for me.
Last week, however, I was looking for a lightweight Linux distribution that would bring a rather old (Windows XP vintage) Dell laptop with an Intel Centrino mobile CPU and not a lot of RAM installed. (I have an ongoing charity project where I collect old, unused laptops from people, put Linux on them, and give them away to underprivileged students.) On a whim, I downloaded the legacy version of Bodhi 5.0 and installed it on the aforementioned laptop. Lo and behold, it ran splendidly, even streaming YouTube videos shockingly smoothly.
Anyway, I am back with Bodhi as my favorite Linux distribution. It is good-looking, configurable and unbelievably lightweight. I also love that it uses the Network Manager applet, which is so much nicer than WICD, or any of the terminal-based Wi-Fi configuration programs that some of the lightweight distributions tend to use.
I have made small financial contributions to Bodhi in the past, and I will do so now, once again.
I do have one question.
Back in the old days, Bodhi used to come bundled with a remastering program that allowed you to burn your own respin of the distribution (sorry I can't remember what it was called). This was extremely useful to me in configuring a lot of donated laptops, since I didn't have to add in a bunch of software by hand each time I set up a new computer. Is there a "re-spinning" utility that will reliably create a custom respin of the distribution? Thanks.
 
Old 04-25-2019, 05:22 PM   #2
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welcome! glad you like it and made it back. there is such an app but since i never deal with that stuff someone more 'enlightened' than me will let you know. maybe i can find it - though not really remebering what it is called off hand. been with bodhi since 3 i guess or late 3. i agree - it is really nice and the most stable i have fund so far.
 
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:24 PM   #3
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https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/backup-with-remastersys/


here is something...http://www.remastersys.org/

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Old 04-25-2019, 05:25 PM   #4
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Remaster-Sys, maybe, or something like that. I'll have a look in the repositories. I think that the developer and maintainer of that app decided a few years ago to stop developing it...
 
Old 04-25-2019, 05:26 PM   #5
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http://www.remastersys.org/
 
Old 04-25-2019, 05:29 PM   #6
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check the above links - i screwed up trying to edit and add another one....

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Old 04-25-2019, 05:31 PM   #7
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oh there was still an updater problem so update and upgrade using terminology.

updater hangs...
 
Old 04-25-2019, 05:52 PM   #8
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search remastersys in synaptic and you have bodhibuilder show up - that is what you want - good luck.

great project you are doing there too!
 
Old 04-25-2019, 06:25 PM   #9
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sounds like bodhibuilder to me as well. alt + esc will open the quick launcher. start typing bodhibuilder and bodhibuilder-gtk should show up as one of the options.
 
Old 04-25-2019, 07:28 PM   #10
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Bodhibuilder is correct! I'm not the most knowledgeable user when it comes to using command line tools. Can somebody tell me what the syntax would be to remaster a DVD of a Bodhi system without the user directory, AKA to master it as a "distribution?" Thanks!!
 
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:19 PM   #11
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i'm not sure i understand what you mean by using command line tools in this context. bodhibuilder-gtk opens a gui program. sounds to me like what you are looking for is the second or "Dist" option.

i don't think you would be able to create a functioning system without any user directory. i can imagine a situation in which you create a generic user environment for your distribution and then create an individualized user profile on the new system. on the settings tab you can designate what files you would like to exclude. it may just take some playing around with settings to end up with the environment that you prefer

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Old 04-25-2019, 08:26 PM   #12
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good info!
 
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:35 PM   #13
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run
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sudo bodhibuilder --help
in terminal, it should give you guidance.
 
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:34 AM   #14
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Thanx for kind words

We are doing our best and we are happy you like our distro

Štefan
 
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:51 PM   #15
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run
Code:
sudo bodhibuilder --help
in terminal, it should give you guidance.
also good info. it just didn't occur to me that there would be a command line version seems like dist is what you might be looking for to create a system without user folders

Quote:
-d, dist [custom.iso] | [cdfs] | [iso custom.iso]
Makes system backup minus the user folders.
Use 'dist cdfs' to make a distributable livecd/dvd filesystem
only
Use 'dist iso custom.iso' to make a distributable iso named cus‐
tom.iso but only if the cdfs is already present
 
  


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