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Question with live usb Install And upgade with VM on USB

Post by kd7ura » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:46 pm

OK Here is a good one i think.
Im running a live usb right now.
Ive done a full upgrade to the usb drive. [Sudo apt-get update] [Sudo apt-get dist-upgrade] [sudo apt-get autoclean] [sudo apt-get clean] [sudo apt-get autoremove]
all seems good, im building a mint 17.1 64 cinnamon install for a friend with the Brother printer drivers and a VM for her windows 7 so she can run a few windows programs. thinking wine as well
If i get this Zip built to do what i need it to do will it Install itself and all software i put on it or will it simply do a basic install of the original Iso i put on the zip? will it leave me to rebuild again as she has a verrrrrrrrry slow internet connection.
Thanks for the forum ?

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Re: Question with live usb Install And upgade with VM on USB

Post by tone303 » Sat May 23, 2015 1:44 pm

You should make a full install to a USB hard drive or internal drive, add wine, full OS update, and any other programs, setting changes and custom panel-buttons. Also removing junk & programs you do not need to be of smallest size possible.

Then remaster the whole system as a new .iso * ( See Star Note at bottom)

then write this new modified .iso to the UFD (USB Flash Drive)

this way, the update, the wine and the other things you need become part of the the initial squashfs read-only part of the UFD, and not take up the casper-rw virtual disc(k) persistence file, which is only 4 GB

every 6 months you can update the OS, remaster again, and over-wite the UFD, so long as its easy to save changes, like saving your all or part of your home folder from it, then moving it back after the re-write

alternatively, you can update the system like once or twice right on the UFD without it taking up too much persistence. I would say about one update at most. maybe wait 6 months then do the update right on the UFD, since you only have room for one update.

* Star Note: As of May 2015, The Abandonware Remastersys still sucessfully remaster's linux mint, and does so even though its a ubuntu program. two installers are required to get this program into the administration menu:

First Installer Package: ... -1_all.deb


Second Install Package: ... _amd64.deb

Second Installer Package if your computer is not 64 bit (Pick only ONE of the TWO links under the dotted line in this post, you should be installing two packages total, not three): ... 1_i386.deb

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Re: Question with live usb Install And upgade with VM on USB

Post by tone303 » Sat May 23, 2015 1:57 pm

How to use the abandonware Remastersys to make a new .iso of your modified LinuxMint, so that you can install your modified Mint instead of the default mint to UFD:

Step 1) Install remastersys & Load remastersys from the Adminstration menu.

Step 2) type this into the terminal:

gksu nemo

if nothing happens, type this instead:

gksu caja

Step 3) Use the newly appeared window to navigate to your home folder, the one where you see stuff like "documents" & "pictures". Press Ctrl H. Press Ctrl A. Press Ctrl C

Step 4) Navigate to /etc/skel and delete everything in that folder. then press Control V to paste your home folder into it

Step 5) In remastersys press this button: "Dist" ----- or else edit some settings/preferences in remastersys first, then press the "Dist" button

Step 6) type usb-creator-gtk in software manager, and install the result

Step 7) Insert a UFD (USB Flash Drive) & Go to the administration menu, click Starup Disk Creator.

Step 8 ) in the program Starup Disk Creator, Select the new .iso file that remaster made in /home/remastersys/ , select the right UFD you inserted. Pull the bar you see all the way to the right. and make the UFD Live System.

Additional Warning) if this UFD is a gift, Do your modifications of mint with a freshly installed system, do not use skype, Firefox saved passwords, & that sort of thing. If you want to use Skype on the system you are modifying, while you are modifying it, delete everything in the .Skype folder before Step 3. Also go into firefox and press Ctrl Shift Del & delete all firefox history before step 3.

Additional Setting Need) Before Step 3, set the firefox disk cache over-ride to 0 Kilobytes. (in preferences, advanced)

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Re: Question with live usb Install And upgade with VM on USB

Post by Resistor » Fri May 29, 2015 6:59 pm

Hello, tone303.

There must have been a connection glitch.
The Second Install Package links seem to be working, now.

That is a very nice tutorial.
The links seem to be broken:
Unknown Host...

A search revealed the following: ... mastersys/

Index of /remastersys/ubuntu/pool/main/r/remastersys
Name Last Modified Size
File remastersys_3.0.1-1_all.deb 17-01-2012 11:15:05 3.3M
File remastersys_3.0.2-1_all.deb 29-04-2012 09:05:29 3M
File remastersys_3.0.3-1_all.deb 10-01-2013 21:56:28 3M
File remastersys_3.0.4-1_all.deb 06-01-2013 20:08:30 3M
File remastersys_3.0.4-2_all.deb 10-01-2013 21:56:22 3M
index.php v1.0.1 by Helmut Neukirchen

For remastersys-gui_3.0.4-1_amd64.deb, I could only find what seems to be an Iranian site: ... 4.deb.html

Translated: ... ELvC_R7TrQ

Found the direct download, from the Iranian site, here: ... _amd64.deb

Would the download from the Iranian site be ok, and would it be functional on an English language system?

If you are Remastersys, I wish you the best.
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