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Old 11-02-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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save my linux build as iso

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I have a perfect build of lubuntu with a number of packages and libraries I need to use.
I need to copy this build onto a number of pc ( same set up) is there some software I can use that will allow me to create a install ISO from my "perfect" build? Thanks
Old 11-02-2014, 11:56 AM   #2
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Do the "number of pc ( same set up)" all have exactly the same hardware with all the same devices? If the software is to be installed on machines with different specs then I'm afraid the answer is "no", at least none that I'm aware of. You can get very similar set ups by copying the contents of your home directory onto each machine. At least that way your software should be configured in the same way. You can also make a list of packages on your perfect build and make sure each new machine has those packages.
Old 11-02-2014, 12:18 PM   #3
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Yes they are exactly the same. So basically I'm looking for a package that l copy my perfect set up, packages and settings
Old 11-02-2014, 01:32 PM   #4
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If your boxes has identical hardware you could clone your installation with dd. The simplest way. The only thing you need is livecd and external drive to save dd image.
If you have no external drive you could clone your system over ssh. dd works just fine over ssh. But it may be too slow to copy entire the partition over network.
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This would take some other setup because you would have to build the Kickstart server as well, but would probably be the most robust option for the future as you could re-provision any node as well as add heterogeneous upgrades to the network in the future.

Note: I am not sure if this fits your needs as there seems to be some caveats with the ubuntu compatibility.

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Old 11-02-2014, 03:14 PM   #6
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If you just want the same packages & libraries, you could use 'dpkg --get-selections > packages.txt' & 'dpkg --set-selections < packages.txt'. Finally: 'apt-get dselect-upgrade'.
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Why use DDor any other 'elaborate' way?
Just tar the whole root filesystem as a tar.gz, untar it to a formatted partition, install grub, set up /etc/fstab/mtab and be happy
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Loads of common sense linus72. The best way really.
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