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How to create a custom Mint LiveUSB?

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:45 pm
by Erased
How would I go about adding packages to and changing settings of a stock Mint installation?

The reason for this is that I want to have my environment on a live usb and to avoid having to install everything every time I reinstall Mint or install it on a new machine.

Re: How to create a custom Mint LiveUSB?

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:26 am
by bartszu
Just Google it Mate it was described 1000 times.

Re: How to create a custom Mint LiveUSB?

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:40 am
by Erased
I just found this tutorial https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1784
I'll come back if I have a more specific question.

Re: How to create a custom Mint LiveUSB?

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:07 am
by bartszu
Well don’t use this tutorial, install USBootin.
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Re: How to create a custom Mint LiveUSB?

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:19 am
by Erased
bartszu wrote:Well don’t use this tutorial, install USBootin.
How does that enable me to customize the instalation?

Re: How to create a custom Mint LiveUSB?

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:27 am
by Fred Barclay
Erased: if you can understand that tutorial, then you might want to take a look at debroot: https://github.com/rbern/debroot.
You can use it as a GUI front-end to unpacking and repacking iso images, and it's worked rather well each time I've used it and saved me a lot of headache. :)

Re: How to create a custom Mint LiveUSB?

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:30 am
by bartszu
Ahh I am sorry you want to create custom iso, sorry I thought you want just standard.
Well then you right follow tutorial.
Sorry I was not reading carefully.

Re: How to create a custom Mint LiveUSB?

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:37 am
by bartszu
If you don’t want Live full image to distribute you could try this too.

http://www.instalinux.com/

Re: How to create a custom Mint LiveUSB?

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:42 am
by Erased
Fred Barclay wrote:Erased: if you can understand that tutorial, then you might want to take a look at debroot: https://github.com/rbern/debroot.
You can use it as a GUI front-end to unpacking and repacking iso images, and it's worked rather well each time I've used it and saved me a lot of headache. :)
Looks interesting. I will probably use both, the tutorial using the terminal and the GUI app. Just for learning purposes :)
bartszu wrote:If you don’t want Live full image to distribute you could try this too.
http://www.instalinux.com/
Unfortunately I do need to be able to use it live.