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making a ISO from installed system

Postby viero on Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:35 pm

I want to make a ISO from a installed system, A iso file that i can give to anyone, With all the settings and changes i have done to the installed system, How are the DEVS building ISO files? or changing settings?
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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby tdockery97 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:40 pm

You can make an installable iso file of your system using Remastersys. It gives you the choice of making a backup which includes your personal files, or of just the system itself that you can pass on to others to install.
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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby Lendo on Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:43 pm

Or APTonCD I think.
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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby tdockery97 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:49 pm

I could be wrong, but I think APTonCD only backs up installed packages.
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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby viero on Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:06 am

Remastersys is dead, Anyone forked it?
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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby Elisa on Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:25 am

I have remastersys still installed on my Debian and after long seeking I found a root where are possible to download working .deb(s), see =>
remastersys packages :P
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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby viero on Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:33 pm

well is it possible to add and remove files on a ISO file?
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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby anmys on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:22 pm

viero wrote:Remastersys is dead, Anyone forked it?


Check out this https://lkubuntu.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/relinux-a-way-to-create-a-bootable-iso-out-of-your-system/.

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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby jeffreyC on Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:17 pm

You might also try refractasnapshot and refractainstaller they are made for copying an installed system for reinstall.
Do note that it copies everything including files.
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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby msm on Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:31 am

Elisa wrote:I have remastersys still installed on my Debian and after long seeking I found a root where are possible to download working .deb(s), see =>
remastersys packages :P


I have Remastersys installed as well. Easy enough to download and install but it doesn't work. Nothing happens when you click on the preferred back up methods.
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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby inameiname on Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:37 pm

Sadly Remastersys is dead, but fortunately, there is an up-and-coming fork of it called Relinux. Here is an article and a thread about it:

https://lkubuntu.wordpress.com/2011/10/ ... ur-system/

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1857376
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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby Monsta on Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:46 am

inameiname wrote:https://lkubuntu.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/relinux-a-way-to-create-a-bootable-iso-out-of-your-system/

You can customize the system as much as you would like, except for these limitations (most of which will be removed in a future release):

  • It only supports GRUB2, so no BURG or GRUB-Legacy
  • It must have an X11 display, since Ubiquity (the installer) requires X11 to run
  • You cannot use another installer than Ubiquity
  • The compressed filesystem size must be below 4GB (no workaround). It will tell you if it’s over 4GB (compressed), but I recommend that you keep your system size below 6GB (uncompressed).
  • It will install metacity, but next release, this limitation will be removed.


And this forum is about LMDE, you know :)
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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby Elisa on Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:01 am

+msn:
if you habe buntu base Mint, move one level up to <karmic> folder.

In the squeeze folder, there are for Debian and Debian based Mint.

For others, do not trol that remastersys is dead, you ... (!@#$%^&*) :evil:
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Re: making a ISO from installed system

Postby fsmithred on Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:34 am

Here are links to the .deb packages for the current version of Refracta Snapshot. The -base package contains a cli-only version of the script and other files necessary for the gui version, so get both. If you want the isolinux menu to say Debian or Mint instead of Refracta, edit /usr/lib/refractasnapshot/iso/isolinux/live.cfg. If you want to exclude any files or directories, copy /usr/lib/refractasnapshot/snapshot_exclude.list to another location, edit the copy, and then edit /etc/refractasnapshot.conf to point to the copy.
Edit: Bad links removed. Use the link to ibiblio below.

This link has the current version (9.0.1-2, written in bash) and Meandean's last version (8.0.4, written in python, just one .deb file.)
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/dis ... asnapshot/

The latest version has been minimally tested with lmde and appears to work. (installed the mint iso in virtualbox and created a bootable iso.) Any feedback is appreciated.
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