How can I make a liveDVD from my current installation?

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How can I make a liveDVD from my current installation?

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How can I make a liveDVD from my current installation?

I have win7 on sda1, and Linux Mint 14 KDE on sda5, swap sda6.

I install more software to Ubuntu, add bookmarks in Firefox, Crome, etc.
Make Thunderbird perfectly for my need.
I add data to my home folder, setup desktop to look how I like it.

Basically, I have everyhing setup, with best software and data I need in that software.

How can I make a liveDVD from my current installation so I can install it on another machine or in Virtualbox?

Remastersys is not supported anymore and I don't know how do this with Clonezilla (clone one partition and setup in Virualbox)?

Any other way/software to do this?

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Re: How can I make a liveDVD from my current installation?

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Hi!
1. LM 14: Obsolete since May 2014
2. Sorry, no idea; I only know, that in PCLinuxOS it is possible.
seeley @ Linux multiboot

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Re: How can I make a liveDVD from my current installation?

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Re: How can I make a liveDVD from my current installation?

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What's killing me is the live CD idea, since that is a complete cd image plus scripts to manage the installation, that is some kind of hybrid setup, not simply an image (clone ) of an installed OS..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_CD
--I think I reference this wiki page already below..
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You can build a live image via some tools..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_CD
--links below from the above wiki page
http://www.linux-live.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remastersys

If it is just a matter of getting the installed system, then clonezilla or other cloning software would do the trick
  • If you had installed Linux OS into a virtualbox, you could copy or move the VM machine to another location or even another host
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tr-doj ... irtualbox/
http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/01/clone-u ... ualbox-vm/

User posts on that issue..
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1751439
--mentions clonezilla live
--see post # 5

http://virt-manager.org/
http://linux.die.net/man/1/virt-clone
--command line tool..
Not sure that would works for you..it seems a bit more complicated..
-- but nevertheless always worth a looksee just in case..


Clonezilla seems straightforward enough, experiment a bit and see if your cloinezilla's copy(Cloned OS) can be installed or compare what gets created with you source OS installation..
http://archive09.linux.com/feature/115208
  • The process of restoring cloned partitions or disks, isn't much different from cloning them. You again begin by answering the language and keyboard questions. But instead of selecting resources to save the clone to, you select the local or network resource to restore the cloned image from
There might be some better user guides but the backup(cloning) and restoring should be fairly easy, provided you have the space (storage) to copy/backup(clone) your source installed OS and can then restore that backup via the clonezilla program
--running from a CD perhaps..

Clonezilla guide, but to make it work, you need to setup network connections to boot and install, at least that seems to be the description on this guide..
--that isn't any different from other imaging software syuch as Nortin Ghost, which uses a boot device to connect to a network file location and runs its install to restore whichever image has been used..
http://wi-phye.com/featured/how-to-setu ... art-guide/

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Re: How can I make a liveDVD from my current installation?

Post by awsedrfedcfrvg »

Does Clonezilla support backup of just one partition?

I try that, backup only sda5, and restore in vrtualbox and even on another PC, and that doen't work.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

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I manage to install Remastersys, http://remastersys.com/

#Remastersys Quantal
deb http://www.remastersys.com/ubuntu quantal main

Remastersys start and I click Backup. After 20 minutes I can see new folder /home/remastersys/. but can not find .iso?

I follow this tutorial http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/remastersys.html
No .iso in /mnt/.

Do I need to do something else?

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Re: How can I make a liveDVD from my current installation?

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Remastersys is no longer maintained - Refracta Tools will do the job!

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Dyfi wrote:Remastersys is no longer maintained - Refracta Tools will do the job!
I'm linux newbie.
What should I do with Refracta?

Download http://sourceforge.net/projects/refract ... 6_1216.iso , burt DVD, and then what?

Or, use Tools http://distro.ibiblio.org/refracta/files/Refracta_Tools ? What tool to use?

Thanks.

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Download and install the Refracta Tools - not the operating system.

You will be able to create a bootable backup .iso of your running linux system using Refracta Snapshot which can then be burnt to DVD.

I posted this link in an earlier reply - have a read.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=167640

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Re: How can I make a liveDVD from my current installation?

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I install Refracta Tools and get 2.5 GB snapshot.iso, from my 11 BG partition.

When I start iso in Virtualbox, iso start, but after 5 sec stop with
Kernel panic
system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

What's the problem here?

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Re: How can I make a liveDVD from my current installation?

Post by Dyfi »

Your post is initally for help to make a live DVD of your current installation which Refracta has done.

I am unable to help you with VB issues - not a program I use.

Perhaps someone with more VB knowledge than I can help you.

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Re: How can I make a liveDVD from my current installation?

Post by awsedrfedcfrvg »

How to remove ATI open source driver?

Is it possible to run system without GPU card like ATI/AMD?

I read that Refracta Tools can work if GPU driver are gone.

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