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Old 11-24-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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my own distro ... how to


I have Ubuntu 9.04 installed , with some changes like new programs installed, some uninstalled, new theme, etc etc etc.

how can I make a distro of the ubuntu tunned up by me.... in other words, HOW CAN I MAKE A DISTRO WITH THE LINUX INSTALLED IN MY HARD DISK ????
 
Old 11-24-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
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well you can use Linux-Live Scripts to create a live-cd/usb distro from your already installed system on your harddisk

or check the following link (ubuntu forums)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=107522
 
Old 11-24-2009, 05:22 PM   #3
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I have Ubuntu 9.04 installed , with some changes like new programs installed, some uninstalled, new theme, etc etc etc.

how can I make a distro of the ubuntu tunned up by me.... in other words, HOW CAN I MAKE A DISTRO WITH THE LINUX INSTALLED IN MY HARD DISK ????
And I'll say "If you have to ask that question you're probably
not meant to run your own distro".
 
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:35 PM   #4
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what if I dont want it to be Live cd or USB , I want it to be installed in the hard disk
 
Old 11-24-2009, 05:37 PM   #5
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I am working for a company, I have to install Ubuntu on my clients, and everytime I have to install it, I have to download software, install it, configure samba ... etc etc etc.

So I was thinking that maybe I could do that on 1 machine only and,.... some how.... "PASTE " that modified Ubuntu in other machines
 
Old 11-24-2009, 06:37 PM   #6
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Tried aptoncd?
 
Old 11-24-2009, 07:26 PM   #7
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Remastersys

You install any Ubuntu-8.04-9.04/Debian-Lenny, configure everything, then do remastersys backup
and bam you have a livecd/usb that can be installed via Ubquity installer

But, you want 2 things:
1) A pre-configured system

2) The ability to "clone" that hd install to other PC's without? having
to use the installer?

Meaning; you want to simply clone an install into other PC's?

I think you can use Clonezilla to do this; but I have never used it...
http://clonezilla.org/

there's also DRBL; which clones over network I believe
http://drbl.sourceforge.net/

PartedMagic has Clonezilla and a helpful forum, firefox and flash10 availabale
http://partedmagic.com/

hope that helps?

Here is my Remastersys remaster of Ubuntu-9.04
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...DE-52442.shtml
 
Old 11-24-2009, 07:27 PM   #8
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So I was thinking that maybe I could do that on 1 machine only and,.... some how.... "PASTE " that modified Ubuntu in other machines
I think what you might be looking to do is "image" your HDD and "restore" it to other machines. You can use a specialized LiveCD for this (such as Clonezilla), or you can use the dd command (from a regular distro LiveCD; you won't be able to do this while your existing file system is mounted) to create an image file that you can then dd again to the destination drive.

Example:

Code:
Create the image:
dd if=/dev/(HDD device name here) of=/home/hdd_image.img

"Restore" image to a HDD:
dd if=/home/hdd_image.img of=/dev/(HDD device name here)
EDIT: linus72 got to it first...his links are better.

Last edited by MrCode; 11-24-2009 at 07:28 PM.
 
Old 11-24-2009, 07:30 PM   #9
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Actually though MrCode;
I defer to you as my whole experience in Linux does not include cloning/dd'ing anything (yet

I would go with dd if'n that works as it would be easier I think?
 
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I would go with dd if'n that works as it would be easier I think?
Yes, dd would probably be easier. I've only had to do a clone/restore once, when my HDD was going bad. I didn't know about dd at the time, though, so I found Clonezilla. Reasonably easy; it pretty much walks you through the whole thing, but in retrospect dd probably would've been quicker.
 
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:48 AM   #11
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thanks a lot thanks a lot

every answer help me, every one.

thanks a lot again
 
  


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