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Old 02-04-2013, 05:25 AM   #1
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Question Tool to save customized live distro?


I need to save a customized live distro that I use to boot off a USB keydrive, where "customized" means that I added/removed applications and drivers, changed settings like the keyboard layout, the language used in the UI, the desktop background picture, etc.

I'm confused about the different tools I heard of to save a live distro into an ISO file that can then be used to burn it to a USB/CD: Remastersys (only for Debian/Ubuntu), MondoRescue, Mylivecd, Reconstructor, and relinux. There are possibly other tools as well.

I don't know yet if I'll for Ubuntu or Fedora (or possibly yet some other distro, but it's unlikely). Which tool would you recommend for this project?

Thank you.
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If you are using a USB drive, you might want to take a look at a "persistent" install. This link might be useful:
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I've done this many times in the past using squashfs tools, chroot, and manually customizing the distros. However, recently I've found a great tool called Ubuntu Builder. It makes customizing really easy.
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Thanks. I'll read up on making a keydrive persistent to check that it can indeed be used to customize a standard live ISO, and study Ubuntu Builder as an alternative to the Ubuntu Customization Kit.


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