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The Linux Mint Newsletter - Issue 4

Postby clem on Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:05 am

The 4th issue of the Linux Mint Newsletter was published:

http://linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php/Lin ... er_Issue_4

Happing reading everyone!
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Postby Uncle Bob on Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:40 am

Well I can vouch for envy; I used it last night after rebuilding my machine, the difference is noticeable and now I even have the ATI control centre so I can use dual monitors.

I dunno about Remastersys and what it's used for. I did not know it even existed... :oops:
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Postby Fragadelic on Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:25 pm

Remastersys is a program that makes a bootable livecd/dvd from your installed system. If you are familiar with the mklivecd script in PCLinuxOS and Mandriva, then this is the Ubuntu equivalent.

If you go to the main wiki page, there is a wiki for Remastersys that should explain everything in more detail.

I wrote it for myself and decided to share :)
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Postby Uncle Bob on Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:07 pm

Fragadelic, I eventually found your brainchild here Good man you are!!!

And after looking at what it has on offer I'm left with no other choice, but to also give it a HUGE positive vote.

A use I have in mind is you've created your machine the way you want it, use Remastersys to create your CD/DVD and then when you get a new machine, (or whatever other reason) use this and you don't have to go through the whole riggmarole to get your machine back to the state you like it.

I like the way you think... :wink:
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Postby Fragadelic on Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:17 pm

It may also give birth to a whole new round of Ubuntu spinoffs... by regular users since you don't have to understand how it works to use it.

That is the beauty of Linux.
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Postby intlbeans on Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:54 pm

Remastersys will come in handy for me soon. All I have right now is a work laptop and I want to keep system modification as minimal as possible so I'm running Mint Bianca under VMWare. As soon as I can scrape together some cash for a new PC I am thinking about using Remastersys to transfer everything over. Sounds like a great concept. I do have some extra stuff installed already though. At that point then...LiveDVD?

Also playing with the idea of having a backup that you can reinstall fresh but have all your most recent settings if your PC suddenly dies. Nice work Fragadelic.
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Postby Fragadelic on Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:32 am

Thanks.
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