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MintRemasterME Developemt

Postby zonas on Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:14 am

I am developing on Debian CE 1.0 build on the LiveCD that Clem made ... i made a config version of RemasterME call MintRemasterME i made this to config Debian LiveCDs like Reconstructor i will release it on the Debian CE 1.0 as a tool that lets users make a config version of Debian CE 1.0 that will olso make it easy if Clem will shift to Debian Base as the base of Main Edition ....
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Re: MintRemasterME Developemt

Postby cmost on Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:54 pm

This will be quite nice. I never did care for Ubuntu/Mint's remastersys tool but Fedora's Reconstructor is much better! You're very enthusiastic about this project. Don't be afraid to tap the rest of the community for assistance! We're willing and able to help with tasks big or small. The devil is in the details! :P :P :P
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Re: MintRemasterME Developemt

Postby clem on Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:54 am

By the way, I used a tweaked version of reconstructor to generate the Debian alpha. It worked very well.

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Re: MintRemasterME Developemt

Postby molom on Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:00 am

I would love it if the main Linux Mint Edition switches to Debian, I would love it if Mint was faster than what it is at the moment.

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Re(contructor)

Postby DrHouse on Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:51 am

clem wrote:I used a tweaked version of reconstructor to generate the Debian alpha


<unashamed>Care to elaborate, let alone: share?</unashamed>
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Re: MintRemasterME Developemt

Postby belovedmonster on Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:32 pm

molom wrote:I would love it if the main Linux Mint Edition switches to Debian, I would love it if Mint was faster than what it is at the moment.


But basing it off Ubuntu makes it more polished, and for 99.9% of the world polish is far more important than saving a second here and a second there. If Linux wants to go mainstream it needs to put polish and ease of use above everything else.
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Re: Re(contructor)

Postby kanishka on Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:45 pm

DrHouse wrote:
clem wrote:I used a tweaked version of reconstructor to generate the Debian alpha


<unashamed>Care to elaborate, let alone: share?</unashamed>

I second that :roll:
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Re: MintRemasterME Developemt

Postby clem on Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:47 pm

Hmm... I can't :lol: I didn't take notes and it's not like I completely refactored the tool.. as far as I remember I took reconstructor 2.5... it crashed for a few reasons so I looked at the code and did a little bit of debugging, removed some stuff and changed other things in a few places. After a little bit of tweaking it was extracting the Debian live CD and reconstructing it into an ISO successfully. I didn't have to change much and it went quite fast, I didn't even keep the tweaked version after the release.

Most liveCDs are built in the same way anyway. Reconstructor simply assumes you're looking at an Ubuntu disk, so you change a few assumptions in the code that's all. Basically it's always the same.. an ISO containing an initrd, isolinux and a squashed filesystem... you extract all that, unsquash it, chroot into it, make your changes and after that do the exact opposite to rebuild the ISO. It's pretty basic in theory and most of the time in practice as well.

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Re: MintRemasterME Developemt

Postby kanishka on Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:00 am

Thanx for the explanation Clem!
Now it's confirmed that the whole process is way beyond my skills :roll:
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Re: MintRemasterME Developemt

Postby be80be on Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:06 pm

Clem you should try the debian live-helper it has a front in called live-magic i would say it's what ubuntu reconstructor is made from i made a cd using your debian livecd added the things you put in to my cd it works great you can add the debian installer and it will put it on the hard drive.
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Re: MintRemasterME Developemt

Postby clem on Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:12 am

be80be: That looks great, thanks a lot for this.

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