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Old 02-21-2005, 07:13 AM   #1
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makeing my own linux

can i make my own install of my current fc3 linux?

i fixed and installed a lot of things in it and i dont want it all to be lost the next time i will install linux or install it on a difrent computer
because thats a lot of work

so what can i do to preserve all that long hard work?

plz help
Old 02-21-2005, 07:15 AM   #2
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Make frequent backups
Old 02-21-2005, 12:24 PM   #3
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I use my own script. I run it after every reinstallation, it sets up my: sound, my KDE splash screen, cool cursor, ... etc. Have a look at "A bit of stupidity"
Old 02-22-2005, 08:07 AM   #4
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dear friends,

if you want to make your own install try


with this u can make a bootable iso image of u r file system i mean hdd


if you have every thing on u r /

i have done this on rh9 i dont know about fc3

then it would be some thing like this

<[th]# mkisofs -R -no-emul-boot -b boot/grub/stage2 -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -o OS.iso / [th]>

the command is between [th]

it should make a bootable iso images then write it on u cd using cdrecord.

just check it by reinstalling on any other pc of same architecture and make sure its bootable cd.

if i am wrong at any point please correct me.
Old 02-22-2005, 08:12 AM   #5
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Another solution would be using Mondo Rescue to create bootable backup CD's or DVD's.

Old 02-22-2005, 10:23 AM   #6
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Or create a custom kickstart or use something like system imager... etc..


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