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Linux Mint Developer - Remastersys

Postby rjs on Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:10 pm

Hello,

Early revisions of LMDE worked fine with Remastersys and have been broken, I beleive, by the live-installer packages and updates. I've contacted the developer of Remastersys about helping with LMDE version and he wrote back here: http://www.remastersys.com/forums/index.php?topic=1825.msg10013#msg10013

I was wondering if there would be any way that the person whom works on the LMDE installer/Live Boot portion of the distro would be able to contact "fragadelic" (remastersys dev) and discuss the changes so fixes, or an LMDE Remastersys ver can be worked on and tested. Please see the link above.

Thank you,
rjs
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Re: Linux Mint Developer - Remastersys

Postby Rafe on Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:52 pm

Like rjs, I am also interested in a version of "remastersys" that will work with Linux Mint DE. I'm running LMDE which I have frozen in Squeeze (so to speak) with the old Gnome. I have everything working just like I want it and now I want to preserve it. I tried to download the "Debian" edition of remastersys but it would not install because of dependency issues. Any help you could offer would be appreciated.
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Re: Linux Mint Developer - Remastersys

Postby twa on Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:40 am

rafe,
give a look here
viewtopic.php?f=190&t=63392
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Re: Linux Mint Developer - Remastersys

Postby Rafe on Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:17 pm

Thanks, twa. It worked! :D

Here are the steps:
1.
You should install squashfs-modules for your kernel and either aufs-modules or unionfs-modules before you install remastersys.
http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/debian.html

2. Rebooted.

3. Added remastersys repository to /etc/apt/sources.list
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# Remastersys
deb http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/repository debian/


4. Attempted to install Remastersys and encountered the following problem, which kitchy's suggestion fixed.
The solution I found is installing live-boot and live-boot-initramfs-tools via apt-get. By so doing live-initramfs is removed. Then I downloaded live-initramfs from here:
http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/live-initramfs
and installed it using dpkg.
http://www.remastersys.com/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=5al4dppi14e85ms865129svb21&topic=1183.0

5.
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 # dpkg -i live-initramfs_2.0.15-1_all.deb


6. Installed Remastersys without problems.

7. twa had this issue:
I had to create the iso from the terminal

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sudo remastersys backup

then installed from System>Administration>Remastersys Installer
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=190&t=63392

Fortunately, I didn't. Remastersys Backup and Installer appeared in my Administration menu.

8. I created a "dist" iso and it booted successfully. The splash screen did not have an "install" option though.

9. Once I was running "live", I created a password:
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$ sudo passwd
letmein
letmein


10. Then ran the installer:
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$ sudo remastersys-installer gui
The installer was somewhat confusing but I managed to work through it without erasing everything on the hard drive.

11. Rebooted successfully into my custom distro!

Again, I'm running a "Squeeze" version of Linux Mint (amd-64) with the old Gnome. The basic setup is simple. I downloaded LMDE 201012, installed it and changed my /etc/apt/sources.list from "Testing" to "Squeeze" BEFORE I updated. Of course, Squeeze was Testing when the original LMDE was released. Just another reason I like Debian-- it's easy to do things like that. (The LMDE 201109 probably would work, too, as Squeeze became "Stable" on October 8, 2011.) The new version of Gnome was locking up when I tried to do two or three things at once. Frankly, I like the old version better anyway. Ten years ago, I was interested in bleeding/leading edge. Now, I'm more interested in dependability.
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Re: Linux Mint Developer - Remastersys

Postby twa on Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:38 pm

Rafe
glad U solved !!
cheers
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