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Old 07-01-2013, 12:35 AM   #1
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Install Disc?

Hello, assuming I have used Arch linux in virtualbox in windows7, and have finished with my project, is there a way to create an installation disk, from that VM drive, to use to install my finished project onto my desktop computer?
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Install remastersys inside the Arch VM.
run remastersys

it puts out an iso which then can be used to install the same system to a internal mechanical hard drive.


Ozar, a member here who I know from being online and a member on this forum and is a long time Arch Linux user might be able to elaborate better than I since I don't run Arch Linux.

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Old 07-01-2013, 01:48 AM   #3
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Smile live disc creation

when I intend to use Linux distributions I tend to download the iso file onto a computer and then burn a live disk. In a virtual machine I would expect this process to be the same for every virtual environment. I'm new to virtualization software and plan to use virtual box when I am done building my new computer. you can try to use the live disk the same way as you would initially install the software on a pc. let us know how it goes and have fun.
Old 07-04-2013, 09:53 AM   #4
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Hi guys,

I attempted to install remastersys, but

apt-cache search remastersys
turned nothing.

I searched Ubuntu Software Centre, nothing. In Synaptic Package Manager I had some better luck and I found oem-config-remaster. The problem is I'm not sure it's the same , it has no man page and it's usage is rather confusing.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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You need to add to your /etc/apt/sources.lst a line similar to below for your release. The 'precise' is 12.04, if you have a different release of Ubuntu, you will need to change that as appropriate.

deb precise

The link below is to the remastersys site. You will note that it is no longer being developed and the reasons for it. It was done by one person and was very useful software. Used it a number of times myself.

Remastersys worked for me not only on Ubuntu but a number of Ubuntu derivatives. There is a different version of remastersys which worked for Debian but based on the site above, I doubt that will be developed.

Anyhow, after adding to your sources.lst the following line, hit the Enter key at least once so you have a blank line. After doing that, run the commands below separately. You will be prompted for your password.

sudo apt-get update;
sudo apt-get install remastersys

You should then be able to access remastersys from the dash or a terminal by typing 'sudo remastersys'. There used to be a lot more info on the site, you may need to google a little to get info on using it.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:24 AM   #6
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Thanks for your advice, but I found a tutorial in Ubuntu forum in the meanwhile and it did the trick.

Will keep your suggestion in mind for future use though


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