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Re: Next re-install

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:46 am
by MagnusB
You can export the list of installed packages to a text file using Synaptic, and import it again on a different computer. Note that this include all installed software, including libraries, drivers etc. It is generally recommended that you edit the text file before you import it. You can also do this by apt get, I wrote a tutorial on it ages ago somewhere on this forum, search for my posts and filter with apt-get or something.

Re: Next re-install

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:01 am
by richyrich
Worth a read:

I am using Mint 6 Kde, and I've used Remastersys (available through Synaptic) to create a custom live/installable dvd. I performed all mintUpdates, added the apps I wanted, removed others. I cleaned out the tmp directories, etc. (just to save some space). Then ran the Remastersys GUI. It created an iso file that I gently burned to dvd.
Works great live, and I've used it to install to other pc's too! Updates & Apps pre-installed!

regards, Richard

ps: heed the warning on their website, do not install restricted video drivers (yet) if your target pc('s) doesn't have the video hardware to match, you may have problems. I waited until after the dvd was created, then it was easy to upgrade my video drivers through EnvyNG.

Re: Next re-install

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:06 pm
by omkar.nisal

Remastersys is a free and open source script for Debian, Ubuntu-based, or derivative software systems that can:

* Create a customized Live CD/DVD (a remaster) of Debian and its derivatives.
* Back up an entire system, including user data, to an installable Live CD/DVD.