ISO(ing) Your install [solved}

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ISO(ing) Your install [solved}

Postby owenhell » Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:02 am

Hello! NEW Linux user here
is there a GUI (preferred) or terminal to creating a ISO of a Linux install???
and or
is there a GUI (preferred) or terminal to creating a backup of all installed programs???

given that i am new to Linux i like to find the fastest way to
backup my install, brake it, reinstall, and back to my normal
all inside of a hour and
without the downloading of all my programs and up dates
because bandwidth is very expensive :cry:
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Re: ISO(ing) Your install

Postby Daveleh » Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:45 am

There is such a thing in PCLinuxOS but not sure if there is here in Mint. PCLinuxOS has a script called mklivecd, this does as it says. It allows you to select or deselect parts of your install and then create an iso image that you can install on a cd. They also have a script called mkliveusb, this can then take the iso you created with mklivecd and install it on a suitably sized usb device (hdd/stick/pendrive etc). Really useful for creating 'live' backups.

As I said not sure if there is anything similar in Mint, can anyone else clarify please?

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Re: ISO(ing) Your install

Postby markcynt » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:33 am

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Re: ISO(ing) Your install

Postby Aging Technogeek » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:53 am

As well as Remastersys, there is Clonezilla ( http://clonezilla.org/ ), another cloning program.

For straight back-up to an external drive, you could try rsync (installed in Mint by default). To learn more about rsync, open a terminal and enter "Man rsync".

Those are just a few of the options available. I am sure that other members will post their favorites.
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Re: ISO(ing) Your install

Postby Daveleh » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:26 am

markcynt wrote:http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=26955&p=156356&hilit=remastersys#p156356


Thanks for that, I'll check it out.

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Re: ISO(ing) Your install

Postby exploder » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:47 am

markcynt,s guide is the best way to do a backup, it is painless and works like a charm. :D

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Re: ISO(ing) Your install [solved}

Postby owenhell » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:12 pm

thank you SO MUCH!! this is the answer's i was looking for
all of your replys have help :D
and I am sorry I post in the wrong section i am Very new too
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Re: ISO(ing) Your install [solved}

Postby owenhell » Sun May 23, 2010 3:24 am

i have install Remastersys and i works great... sort of when i try to boot from the ISO. it ask for a log in and
password that are not the one i have on my install so what is the log\pass to open the ISO
can any buddy help me get into my ISO? thank you in advance

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Re: ISO(ing) Your install [solved}

Postby markcynt » Sun May 23, 2010 6:26 am

That never happened to me.

Did you use the first option ("Backup")?

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