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fatman2021b
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Remastersys is broken

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Remastersys generates empty dvd images..... :=(

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Re: Remastersys is broken

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Remastersys is dead meat.

http://www.remastersys.com/
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Re: Remastersys is broken

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Hello, fatman2021b.
fatman2021b wrote:Remastersys generates empty dvd images..... :=(
Only a few weeks ago, before finally ditching my Linux Mint 14 32-bit installation, I successfully created a bootable systembackup ISO image with the help of Remastersys 3.0.4-2, the last Remastersys version which has ever been released. - Therefore your general statement cannot be confirmed.

A general note on Remastersys
The development of Remastersys has been stopped by the creator of Remastersys: Remastersys
(Actually he did so more than once. But the final "this is the end" was announced in 2012, roundabout at the same time when Ubuntu 12.04 and Mint 13 were initially released.)

A general note on the Remastersys fork Black Lab Image Creator
The Remastersys fork Black Lab Image Creator is no longer available to the public for free. Blacklab Image Creator

Unless you can bothered to let us know the relevant details:
  • Which version of Linux Mint exactly do you use?
  • 32-bit or 64-bit?
  • Which version of Remastersys exactly did you use?
  • Which options inside Remastersys did you configure?
  • Which kind of Remastersys operation did you execute?
  • Which error messages if any did Remastersys display? - Post the Remastersys logfile.
Unless you can be bothered to provide relevant details we can close this thread.

Kind regards,
Karl
Last edited by karlchen on Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: corrected the Remastersys version number from 3.4.2 to 3.0.4-2, sorry, my carelessness
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Re: Remastersys is broken

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Which version of Linux Mint exactly do you use?
Linux Mint 17
32-bit or 64-bit?
The problem occurs with both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions of Linux Mint 17.
Which version of Remastersys exactly did you use?
Remastersys 3.0.4
-Which options inside Remastersys did you configure?

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#Remastersys Global Configuration File


# This is the temporary working directory and won't be included on the cd/dvd
WORKDIR="/home/remastersys"


# Here you can add any other files or directories to be excluded from the live filesystem
# Separate each entry with a space
EXCLUDES=""


# Here you can change the livecd/dvd username
LIVEUSER="main"


# Here you can change the name of the livecd/dvd label
LIVECDLABEL="Custom Live CD"


# Here you can change the name of the ISO file that is created
CUSTOMISO="AmbasaOS.iso"


# Here you can change the mksquashfs options
SQUASHFSOPTS="-no-recovery -always-use-fragments -b 1M -no-duplicates"


# Here you can prevent the Install icon from showing up on the desktop in backup mode. 0 - to not show 1 - to show 
BACKUPSHOWINSTALL="1"


# Here you can change the url for the usb-creator info
LIVECDURL="http://www.remastersys.com"
Which kind of Remastersys operation did you execute?
Backup mode
Which error messages if any did Remastersys display? - Post the Remastersys logfile.
logfile:

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System Backup Mode Selected
Enabling remastersys-firstboot
Checking filesystem type of the Working Folder
/home/remastersys/remastersys is on a ext4 filesystem
Making sure popularity contest is not installed
Installing the Ubiquity GTK frontend
Checking if the /home/remastersys/remastersys folder has been created
Creating /home/remastersys/remastersys folder tree
Creating /home/remastersys/remastersys/ISOTMP folder tree
Copying /var and /etc to temp area and excluding extra files  ... this will take a while so be patient
Cleaning up files not needed for the live in /home/remastersys/remastersys/dummysys
Making sure adduser and autologin functions of casper are set properly
Copying memtest86+ for the live system
Creating isolinux setup for the live system
Checking the ARCH of the system and setting the README.diskdefines file
Creating filesystem.manifest and filesystem.manifest-desktop
Excluding folder from the backup that will cause issues
Copying the install icon to the desktop of main
Creating the casper.conf file.
Checking and setting user-setup-apply for the live system
Setting up casper and ubiquity options for backup mode
Creating a new initial ramdisk for the live system
Copying your kernel and initrd for the livecd
Creating filesystem.squashfs   ... this will take a while so be patient
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Mount information
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755)
none on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw)
systemd on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,none,name=systemd)
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Disk size information
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1        31G  3.6G   26G  13% /
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev            204M  4.0K  204M   1% /dev
tmpfs            50M  816K   49M   2% /run
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            249M   76K  248M   1% /run/shm
none            100M   20K  100M   1% /run/user
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Casper Script info
total 144
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  297 Dec  7  2009 01integrity_check
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  467 Mar  3  2011 05mountpoints
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  680 Oct 12  2012 07remove_oem_config
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  400 Jan  5  2010 12fstab
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  831 Apr 25  2013 13swap
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1221 Mar 15  2012 14locales
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2607 Aug  4 10:13 15autologin
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1169 Oct 12  2012 16gdmnopasswd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  577 Jan  5  2010 18hostname
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9106 Oct 12  2012 19keyboard
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  546 Jan  5  2010 20xconfig
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1775 Aug  4 09:46 22desktop_settings
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  410 Feb  3  2010 22sslcert
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3814 May 28  2013 23networking
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2280 Oct 12  2012 24preseed
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4329 Aug  4 09:46 25adduser
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1996 Jul 15  2010 25configure_init
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  577 Jan  5  2010 26serialtty
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2250 Aug  4 09:46 30accessibility
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1188 Sep  5  2012 31disable_update_notifier
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  463 Jun 16  2011 32disable_hibernation
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  650 Jan 30  2012 33enable_apport_crashes
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  928 Feb  1  2011 34disable_kde_services
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  636 Oct 12  2012 35fix_language_selector
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  407 Jan  5  2010 36disable_trackerd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  908 Apr 12  2010 40install_driver_updates
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  650 Oct 12  2012 41apt_cdrom
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  997 Oct 12  2012 43disable_updateinitramfs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  658 Aug 23  2012 44pk_allow_ubuntu
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  594 Apr 18  2012 45jackd2
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  215 Jan 30  2012 48kubuntu_disable_restart_notifications
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  169 Feb 11  2011 49kubuntu_mobile_session
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  346 Apr 18  2012 50ubiquity-bluetooth-agent
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/etc/remastersys.conf info

#Remastersys Global Configuration File


# This is the temporary working directory and won't be included on the cd/dvd
WORKDIR="/home/remastersys"


# Here you can add any other files or directories to be excluded from the live filesystem
# Separate each entry with a space
EXCLUDES=""


# Here you can change the livecd/dvd username
LIVEUSER="custom"


# Here you can change the name of the livecd/dvd label
LIVECDLABEL="Custom Live CD"


# Here you can change the name of the ISO file that is created
CUSTOMISO="custom-$1.iso"


# Here you can change the mksquashfs options
SQUASHFSOPTS="-no-recovery -always-use-fragments -b 1M -no-duplicates"


# Here you can prevent the Install icon from showing up on the desktop in backup mode. 0 - to not show 1 - to show 
BACKUPSHOWINSTALL="1"


# Here you can change the url for the usb-creator info
LIVECDURL="http://www.remastersys.com"
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/etc/casper.conf info
# This file should go in /etc/casper.conf
# Supported variables are:
# USERNAME, USERFULLNAME, HOST, BUILD_SYSTEM

export USERNAME="main"
export USERFULLNAME="Live session user"
export HOST="main"
export BUILD_SYSTEM="Ubuntu"
export FLAVOUR="main"
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/etc/passwd info
root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
daemon:x:1:1:daemon:/usr/sbin:/usr/sbin/nologin
bin:x:2:2:bin:/bin:/usr/sbin/nologin
sys:x:3:3:sys:/dev:/usr/sbin/nologin
sync:x:4:65534:sync:/bin:/bin/sync
games:x:5:60:games:/usr/games:/usr/sbin/nologin
man:x:6:12:man:/var/cache/man:/usr/sbin/nologin
lp:x:7:7:lp:/var/spool/lpd:/usr/sbin/nologin
mail:x:8:8:mail:/var/mail:/usr/sbin/nologin
news:x:9:9:news:/var/spool/news:/usr/sbin/nologin
uucp:x:10:10:uucp:/var/spool/uucp:/usr/sbin/nologin
proxy:x:13:13:proxy:/bin:/usr/sbin/nologin
www-data:x:33:33:www-data:/var/www:/usr/sbin/nologin
backup:x:34:34:backup:/var/backups:/usr/sbin/nologin
list:x:38:38:Mailing List Manager:/var/list:/usr/sbin/nologin
irc:x:39:39:ircd:/var/run/ircd:/usr/sbin/nologin
gnats:x:41:41:Gnats Bug-Reporting System (admin):/var/lib/gnats:/usr/sbin/nologin
nobody:x:65534:65534:nobody:/nonexistent:/usr/sbin/nologin
libuuid:x:100:101::/var/lib/libuuid:
syslog:x:101:104::/home/syslog:/bin/false
messagebus:x:102:106::/var/run/dbus:/bin/false
landscape:x:103:110::/var/lib/landscape:/bin/false
main:x:1000:1000:Admin,,,:/home/main:/bin/bash
avahi:x:104:113:Avahi mDNS daemon,,,:/var/run/avahi-daemon:/bin/false
dnsmasq:x:105:65534:dnsmasq,,,:/var/lib/misc:/bin/false
colord:x:106:115:colord colour management daemon,,,:/var/lib/colord:/bin/false
pulse:x:107:116:PulseAudio daemon,,,:/var/run/pulse:/bin/false
rtkit:x:108:118:RealtimeKit,,,:/proc:/bin/false
usbmux:x:109:46:usbmux daemon,,,:/var/lib/usbmux:/bin/false
postfix:x:111:123::/var/spool/postfix:/bin/false
debian-spamd:x:112:125::/var/lib/spamassassin:/bin/sh
lightdm:x:110:119:Light Display Manager:/var/lib/lightdm:/bin/false
gdm:x:113:127:Gnome Display Manager:/var/lib/gdm:/bin/false
vboxadd:x:999:1::/var/run/vboxadd:/bin/false
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/etc/group info
root:x:0:
daemon:x:1:
bin:x:2:
sys:x:3:
adm:x:4:syslog,main
tty:x:5:
disk:x:6:
lp:x:7:
mail:x:8:
news:x:9:
uucp:x:10:
man:x:12:
proxy:x:13:
kmem:x:15:
dialout:x:20:
fax:x:21:
voice:x:22:
cdrom:x:24:main
floppy:x:25:
tape:x:26:
sudo:x:27:main
audio:x:29:pulse
dip:x:30:main
www-data:x:33:
backup:x:34:
operator:x:37:
list:x:38:
irc:x:39:
src:x:40:
gnats:x:41:
shadow:x:42:
utmp:x:43:
video:x:44:
sasl:x:45:
plugdev:x:46:main
staff:x:50:
games:x:60:
users:x:100:
nogroup:x:65534:
libuuid:x:101:
netdev:x:102:
crontab:x:103:
syslog:x:104:
fuse:x:105:
messagebus:x:106:
systemd-journal:x:107:
mlocate:x:108:
ssh:x:109:
landscape:x:110:
main:x:1000:
lpadmin:x:111:main
sambashare:x:112:main
avahi:x:113:
scanner:x:114:
colord:x:115:
pulse:x:116:
pulse-access:x:117:
rtkit:x:118:
nopasswdlogin:x:120:
utempter:x:121:
ssl-cert:x:122:
postfix:x:123:
postdrop:x:124:
debian-spamd:x:125:
lightdm:x:119:
bluetooth:x:126:
gdm:x:127:
vboxsf:x:999:
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/etc/X11/default-display-manager info
/usr/sbin/gdm
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/etc/skel info
/etc/skel
/etc/skel/.profile
/etc/skel/.bash_logout
/etc/skel/.bashrc
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lsb-release info
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=utopic
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="AmbasaOS 08.09.2014"
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remastersys version info
REMASTERSYSVERSION="3.0.4-2"
 
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ISOTMP info
/home/remastersys/remastersys/ISOTMP:
total 20
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug  9 10:47 casper
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug  9 10:46 install
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug  9 10:46 isolinux
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug  9 10:46 preseed
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  195 Aug  9 10:46 README.diskdefines

/home/remastersys/remastersys/ISOTMP/casper:
total 868352
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     44844 Aug  9 10:47 filesystem.manifest
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     44811 Aug  9 10:47 filesystem.manifest-desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 856752128 Aug  9 11:01 filesystem.squashfs
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  26372656 Aug  9 10:47 initrd.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root       195 Aug  9 10:46 README.diskdefines
-rw------- 1 root root   5966128 Aug  9 10:47 vmlinuz

/home/remastersys/remastersys/ISOTMP/install:
total 176
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 176500 Aug  9 10:46 memtest

/home/remastersys/remastersys/ISOTMP/isolinux:
total 220
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    896 Aug  9 10:46 isolinux.cfg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 220583 Aug  9 10:46 splash.png

/home/remastersys/remastersys/ISOTMP/preseed:
total 4
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 212 Aug  9 10:46 custom.seed
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/home/remastersys/remastersys/tmpusers info
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Command-line options = backup
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Cleaning up the install icon from the user desktops
Removing the ubiquity frontend as it has been included and is not needed on the normal system
Calculating the installed filesystem size for the installer
Removing remastersys-firstboot from system startup
Making disk compatible with Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator.
Creating md5sum.txt for the livecd/dvd
Creating custom-backup.iso in /home/remastersys/remastersys
genisoimage: Uh oh, I cant find the boot image 'isolinux/isolinux.bin' !
Making custom-backup.iso a hybrid iso
Creating custom-backup.iso.md5 in /home/remastersys/remastersys
/home/remastersys/remastersys/custom-backup.iso which is 36K in size is ready to be burned or tested in a virtual machine.

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Re: Remastersys is broken

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Hello, fatman2021b.

You state you are using Mint 17. Yet, the Remastersys logfile lists this as the content of /etc/lsb-release:

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DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=utopic
Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic is newer than Mint 17 Qiana (Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty). And it is in its early develoment state right now. So it may be buggy still.
I cannot tell whether this is the reason why Remastersys fails. It may be.
It is also imaginable that Remastersys will fail on genuine Mint 17, too. I cannot tell, because I have not tried it on Mint 17, yet.

The steps where Remastersys seems to fail seems to be this one:

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genisoimage: Uh oh, I cant find the boot image 'isolinux/isolinux.bin' !
This is pretty near the end.
So Remastersys needs isolinux for the bootable image. It looks for it on the installed operating system. But it is not there. Usually Remastersys (temporarily) installs all components which it needs and uninstalls them again once it has finished. Might be Remastersys was not able to install isolinux before starting its main job. Maybe installing isolinux beforehand and starting all over with Remastersys will solve the issue.

Yet, keep in mind the last Remastersys version, 3.0.4-2, which you are using, was not created for Ubuntu 14.10, but for Ubuntu 12.10. So it may still be compatible or it may not. As the author has abandoned the development and as the developer whom he gave Remastersys to has withdrawn Remastersys and its fork Blacklab Image Creator from the public, there is really no-one you could send a bug report to.

Kind regards,
Karl
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Re: Remastersys is broken

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Yet, keep in mind the last Remastersys version, 3.0.4-2, which you are using, was not created for Ubuntu 14.10, but for Ubuntu 12.10. So it may still be compatible or it may not. As the author has abandoned the development and as the developer whom he gave Remastersys to has withdrawn Remastersys and its fork Blacklab Image Creator from the public, there is really no-one you could send a bug report to.
I have the source code for both Remastersys and Blacklab Image Creator if anyone would like a copy.

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Re: Remastersys is broken

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fatman2021b wrote:Remastersys generates empty dvd images..... :=(
Keep in mind if your backup exceeds the capacity of your DVD all you're making then is a coaster. Try Distribution to verify your install is working properly.

Remastersys working perfectly on this desktop and my laptop.
Desktop:
Mint-18.3 Mate 64 bit
MSI B85M-E45
Intel G3258
Crucial Ballistic Sport 8GB DDR3 1600
2TB HDD WD Black 7200rpm

Laptop:
Acer Aspire AS5552-5898
Mint-17.3 Mate 64 bit
AMD Phenom II Triple-Core N830
4GB Memory DDR3
500GB HDD 5400rpm

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Booted up from Petra Systembackup, created by Remastersys

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Hi, folks.

This post is being written on my Acer Aspire One D260 netbook. It has been booted from a Linux Mint 16 32-bit system backup ISO image. This system backup has been created with the help of Remastersys 3.0.4-2 only this afternoon. Next it has been transferred to a bootable USB pendrive.
Here is my inxi system overview:

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karl@karl ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: karl Kernel: 3.11.0-26-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.1) 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.20) Distro: Linux Mint 16 Petra
Machine:   Mobo: Acer model: AOD260 version: V1.08_Vodafone Bios: Acer version: V1.08_Vodafone date: 06/29/2010
CPU:       Single core Intel Atom CPU N450 (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3325.01 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1666.00 MHz 2: 1000.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 
           X.Org: 1.14.6 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.3, 128 bits) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.2.1 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.11.0-26-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR8132 Fast Ethernet driver: atl1c ver: 1.0.1.1-NAPI port: 5000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter driver: bcma-pci-bridge bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 258.2GB (3.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK2565GS size: 250.1GB temp: 0C 
           2: USB id: /dev/sdb model: Flash_Disk size: 8.2GB temp: 0C 
Partition: ID: / size: 496M used: 31M (7%) fs: overlayfs 
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 174 Uptime: 18 min Memory: 301.4/991.7MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.1 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.45) inxi: 1.9.12 
karl@karl ~ $ 

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karl@karl ~ $ mount | grep "^/"
/cow on / type overlayfs (rw)
/dev/sdb4 on /isodevice type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/loop0 on /cdrom type iso9660 (ro,noatime)
/dev/loop1 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
karl@karl ~ $ 

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karl@karl ~ $ LC_ALL=C dpkg --list remaster*
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                          Version             Architecture        Description
+++-=============================-===================-===================-===============================================================
ii  remastersys                   3.0.4-2             all                 Ubuntu and variant system remaster This script creates a livecd
ii  remastersys-gtk               3.0.4-1             all                 Ubuntu and variant system remaster. This is the alternate gtk g
un  remastersys-gui               <none>                                  (no description available)
karl@karl ~ $ 
OK. Next thing will be posting the Remastersys logfile created during the system backup.
Goal:
Giving a hint that Remastersys may still be able to create usable system backups. At least on systems that do not use EFI boot.

Cheers,
Karl
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Re: Remastersys is broken

Post by karlchen »

Hi, folks.

OK, so here I'm back on my Zotac machine where Linux Mint 16 32-bit xfce has been backed up with the help of Remastersys 3.0.4-2. - This will be the last
post sent from this Mint 16 installation, because it is going to be removed from the disk now that a bootable Remastersys backup has been created successfully. - After all as a moderator I am not expected to ignore this announcement: Still using Linux Mint 14, 15, or 16? Upgrade to 17 asap!, am I. :wink:

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karl@unimatrix0 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: unimatrix0 Kernel: 3.11.0-26-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.1) 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.20) Distro: Linux Mint 16 Petra
Machine:   Mobo: N/A model: N/A Bios: American Megatrends version: 080015 date: 10/09/2009
CPU:       Dual core Intel Atom CPU 330 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 6399.74 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1599.935 MHz 2: 1599.935 MHz 3: 1599.935 MHz 4: 1599.935 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA ION VGA bus-ID: 03:00.0 
           X.Org: 1.14.6 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: ION/integrated/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 319.32 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: NVIDIA MCP79 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:08.0 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.11.0-26-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: NVIDIA MCP79 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: d080 bus-ID: 00:0a.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (7.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HM160HI size: 160.0GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 48G used: 12G (27%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 5.42GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 83.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:60C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 182 Uptime: 3:30 Memory: 376.4/1760.6MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.1 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.2.45) inxi: 1.9.12 
karl@unimatrix0 ~ $ 

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karl@unimatrix0 ~ $ mount| grep "^/"
/dev/sda7 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
karl@unimatrix0 ~ $

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karl@unimatrix0 ~ $ LC_ALL=C dpkg --list remaster*
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                          Version             Architecture        Description
+++-=============================-===================-===================-===============================================================
ii  remastersys                   3.0.4-2             all                 Ubuntu and variant system remaster This script creates a livecd
ii  remastersys-gtk               3.0.4-1             all                 Ubuntu and variant system remaster. This is the alternate gtk g
un  remastersys-gui               <none>                                  (no description available)
karl@unimatrix0 ~ $ 

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karl@unimatrix0 /home/remastersys/remastersys $ ls -l
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drwxr-xr-x 11 root root       4096 Aug 10 17:07 dummysys
drwxr-xr-x  7 root root       4096 Aug 10 17:39 ISOTMP
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2503999488 Aug 10 17:41 mint_petra.iso
-rw-r--r--  1 root root         49 Aug 10 17:42 mint_petra.iso.md5
-rw-r--r--  1 root root      15920 Aug 10 17:42 remastersys.log
karl@unimatrix0 /home/remastersys/remastersys $

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karl@unimatrix0 /home/remastersys/remastersys $ cat remastersys.log
System Backup Mode Selected
Enabling remastersys-firstboot
Checking filesystem type of the Working Folder
/home/remastersys/remastersys is on a ext4 filesystem
Making sure popularity contest is not installed
Installing the Ubiquity GTK frontend
Checking if the /home/remastersys/remastersys folder has been created
Creating /home/remastersys/remastersys folder tree
Creating /home/remastersys/remastersys/ISOTMP folder tree
Copying /var and /etc to temp area and excluding extra files  ... this will take a while so be patient
Cleaning up files not needed for the live in /home/remastersys/remastersys/dummysys
Making sure adduser and autologin functions of casper are set properly
Copying memtest86+ for the live system
Creating isolinux setup for the live system
Checking the ARCH of the system and setting the README.diskdefines file
Creating filesystem.manifest and filesystem.manifest-desktop
Excluding folder from the backup that will cause issues
Copying the install icon to the desktop of karl
Creating the casper.conf file.
Checking and setting user-setup-apply for the live system
Setting up casper and ubiquity options for backup mode
Creating a new initial ramdisk for the live system
Copying your kernel and initrd for the livecd
Creating filesystem.squashfs   ... this will take a while so be patient
Cannot stat exclude dir/file /home/karl/.gvfs because No such file or directory, ignoring
Cannot stat exclude dir/file /home/karl/.pulse because No such file or directory, ignoring
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Mount information
/dev/sda7 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (rw)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755)
none on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
systemd on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,none,name=systemd)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=karl)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/karl/INTENSO type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush,uhelper=udisks2)
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Disk size information
Dateisystem    Größe Benutzt Verf. Verw% Eingehängt auf
/dev/sda7        48G    9,5G   36G   22% /
none            4,0K       0  4,0K    0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev            868M    4,0K  868M    1% /dev
tmpfs           177M    1,4M  175M    1% /run
none            5,0M       0  5,0M    0% /run/lock
none            881M     80K  881M    1% /run/shm
none            100M     28K  100M    1% /run/user
/dev/sdb1       7,3G    4,2G  3,2G   58% /media/karl/INTENSO
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Casper Script info
insgesamt 156
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  294 Nov 26  2013 01integrity_check
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  467 Aug  2  2013 05mountpoints
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  314 Mai 14  2013 05mountpoints_lupin
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  680 Aug  2  2013 07remove_oem_config
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  535 Mai 14  2013 10custom_installation
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  340 Mai 14  2013 10ntfs_3g
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  400 Aug  2  2013 12fstab
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  831 Aug  2  2013 13swap
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1221 Aug  2  2013 14locales
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3065 Nov 26  2013 15autologin
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1169 Aug  2  2013 16gdmnopasswd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  577 Aug  2  2013 18hostname
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9106 Aug  2  2013 19keyboard
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  546 Aug  2  2013 20xconfig
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1775 Aug  2  2013 22desktop_settings
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  410 Aug  2  2013 22sslcert
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  380 Aug  2  2013 23etc_modules
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3814 Aug  2  2013 23networking
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2280 Aug  2  2013 24preseed
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3915 Sep 24  2013 25adduser
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1996 Aug  2  2013 25configure_init
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  577 Aug  2  2013 26serialtty
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1421 Aug  2  2013 30accessibility
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1188 Aug  2  2013 31disable_update_notifier
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  463 Aug  2  2013 32disable_hibernation
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  650 Aug  2  2013 33enable_apport_crashes
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  928 Aug  2  2013 34disable_kde_services
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  636 Aug  2  2013 35fix_language_selector
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  407 Aug  2  2013 36disable_trackerd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  908 Aug  2  2013 40install_driver_updates
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  650 Aug  2  2013 41apt_cdrom
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  997 Aug  2  2013 43disable_updateinitramfs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  658 Aug  2  2013 44pk_allow_ubuntu
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  594 Aug  2  2013 45jackd2
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  215 Aug  2  2013 48kubuntu_disable_restart_notifications
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  169 Aug  2  2013 49kubuntu_mobile_session
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  346 Aug  2  2013 50ubiquity-bluetooth-agent
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/etc/remastersys.conf info

#Remastersys Global Configuration File


# This is the temporary working directory and won't be included on the cd/dvd
WORKDIR="/home/remastersys"


# Here you can add any other files or directories to be excluded from the live filesystem
# Separate each entry with a space
EXCLUDES="/home/karlc /home/karl/.adobe /home/karl/.cache /home/karl/.dbus /home/karl/.gvfs /home/karl/.macromedia /home/karl/.pulse /home/karl/.local/share/gvfs-metadata /home/karl/.thumbnails"


# Here you can change the livecd/dvd username
LIVEUSER="mint"


# Here you can change the name of the livecd/dvd label
LIVECDLABEL="Petra Live CD"


# Here you can change the name of the ISO file that is created
CUSTOMISO="mint_petra.iso"

# Here you can change the mksquashfs options
SQUASHFSOPTS="-no-recovery -no-fragments -b 1M -no-duplicates"


# Here you can prevent the Install icon from showing up on the desktop in backup mode. 0 - to not show 1 - to show 
BACKUPSHOWINSTALL="1"


# Here you can change the url for the usb-creator info
LIVECDURL="http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys"
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/etc/casper.conf info
# This file should go in /etc/casper.conf
# Supported variables are:
# USERNAME, USERFULLNAME, HOST, BUILD_SYSTEM

export USERNAME="karl"
export USERFULLNAME="Live session user"
export HOST="karl"
export BUILD_SYSTEM="Ubuntu"
export FLAVOUR="karl"
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/etc/passwd info
root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
daemon:x:1:1:daemon:/usr/sbin:/bin/sh
bin:x:2:2:bin:/bin:/bin/sh
sys:x:3:3:sys:/dev:/bin/sh
sync:x:4:65534:sync:/bin:/bin/sync
games:x:5:60:games:/usr/games:/bin/sh
man:x:6:12:man:/var/cache/man:/bin/sh
lp:x:7:7:lp:/var/spool/lpd:/bin/sh
mail:x:8:8:mail:/var/mail:/bin/sh
news:x:9:9:news:/var/spool/news:/bin/sh
uucp:x:10:10:uucp:/var/spool/uucp:/bin/sh
proxy:x:13:13:proxy:/bin:/bin/sh
www-data:x:33:33:www-data:/var/www:/bin/sh
backup:x:34:34:backup:/var/backups:/bin/sh
list:x:38:38:Mailing List Manager:/var/list:/bin/sh
irc:x:39:39:ircd:/var/run/ircd:/bin/sh
gnats:x:41:41:Gnats Bug-Reporting System (admin):/var/lib/gnats:/bin/sh
nobody:x:65534:65534:nobody:/nonexistent:/bin/sh
libuuid:x:100:101::/var/lib/libuuid:/bin/sh
syslog:x:101:103::/home/syslog:/bin/false
messagebus:x:102:105::/var/run/dbus:/bin/false
usbmux:x:103:46:usbmux daemon,,,:/home/usbmux:/bin/false
dnsmasq:x:104:65534:dnsmasq,,,:/var/lib/misc:/bin/false
avahi-autoipd:x:105:111:Avahi autoip daemon,,,:/var/lib/avahi-autoipd:/bin/false
kernoops:x:106:65534:Kernel Oops Tracking Daemon,,,:/:/bin/false
rtkit:x:107:113:RealtimeKit,,,:/proc:/bin/false
speech-dispatcher:x:108:29:Speech Dispatcher,,,:/var/run/speech-dispatcher:/bin/sh
avahi:x:109:115:Avahi mDNS daemon,,,:/var/run/avahi-daemon:/bin/false
pulse:x:110:116:PulseAudio daemon,,,:/var/run/pulse:/bin/false
hplip:x:111:7:HPLIP system user,,,:/var/run/hplip:/bin/false
colord:x:112:120:colord colour management daemon,,,:/var/lib/colord:/bin/false
saned:x:113:121::/home/saned:/bin/false
mdm:x:114:122:MDM Display Manager:/var/lib/mdm:/bin/false
karl:x:1000:1000:Karl Heilen,,,:/home/karl:/bin/bash
clamav:x:115:123::/var/lib/clamav:/bin/false
postfix:x:116:124::/var/spool/postfix:/bin/false
karlc:x:1001:1001:Karl Cinnamon,,,,:/home/karlc:/bin/bash
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/etc/group info
root:x:0:
daemon:x:1:
bin:x:2:
sys:x:3:
adm:x:4:karl
tty:x:5:
disk:x:6:
lp:x:7:
mail:x:8:
news:x:9:
uucp:x:10:
man:x:12:
proxy:x:13:
kmem:x:15:
dialout:x:20:
fax:x:21:
voice:x:22:
cdrom:x:24:karl
floppy:x:25:
tape:x:26:
sudo:x:27:karl
audio:x:29:pulse
dip:x:30:karl
www-data:x:33:
backup:x:34:
operator:x:37:
list:x:38:
irc:x:39:
src:x:40:
gnats:x:41:
shadow:x:42:
utmp:x:43:
video:x:44:
sasl:x:45:
plugdev:x:46:karl
staff:x:50:
games:x:60:
users:x:100:
nogroup:x:65534:
libuuid:x:101:
crontab:x:102:
syslog:x:103:
fuse:x:104:
messagebus:x:105:
ssl-cert:x:106:
netdev:x:107:
vboxsf:x:108:
mlocate:x:109:
ssh:x:110:
avahi-autoipd:x:111:
lpadmin:x:112:karl
rtkit:x:113:
bluetooth:x:114:
avahi:x:115:
pulse:x:116:
pulse-access:x:117:
sambashare:x:118:karl
scanner:x:119:
colord:x:120:
saned:x:121:
mdm:x:122:
karl:x:1000:
clamav:x:123:
postfix:x:124:
postdrop:x:125:
winbindd_priv:x:126:
karlc:x:1001:
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/etc/X11/default-display-manager info
/usr/sbin/mdm
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/etc/skel info
/etc/skel
/etc/skel/.config
/etc/skel/.config/Trolltech.conf
/etc/skel/.config/caja
/etc/skel/.config/caja/desktop-metadata
/etc/skel/.config/chromium
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Safe Browsing Cookies-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Safe Browsing Cookies
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Service State
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/chrome_shutdown_ms.txt
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/First Run
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Dictionaries
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Dictionaries/en-US-2-4.bdic
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/User StyleSheets
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/User StyleSheets/Custom.css
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Session Storage
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Session Storage/LOG
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Session Storage/MANIFEST-000002
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Session Storage/LOCK
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Session Storage/CURRENT
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Session Storage/000003.log
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/History
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Web Data-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Archived History
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Shortcuts-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Preferences
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Top Sites-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Network Action Predictor
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Managed Mode Settings
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Favicons
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Web Data
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Visited Links
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Origin Bound Certs-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Favicons-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Network Action Predictor-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Login Data
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/QuotaManager
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Shortcuts
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/History-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/History Index 2013-05
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Archived History-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Origin Bound Certs
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Login Data-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/README
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/History Provider Cache
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Current Tabs
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Cookies-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Top Sites
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/databases
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/databases/Databases.db-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/databases/Databases.db
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Cookies
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/Current Session
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Default/QuotaManager-journal
/etc/skel/.config/chromium/Local State
/etc/skel/.profile
/etc/skel/.bash_logout
/etc/skel/.local
/etc/skel/.local/share
/etc/skel/.local/share/applications
/etc/skel/.local/share/applications/defaults.list
/etc/skel/.mozilla
/etc/skel/.mozilla/firefox.last-version
/etc/skel/.mozilla/firefox
/etc/skel/.mozilla/firefox/mwad0hks.default
/etc/skel/.mozilla/firefox/mwad0hks.default/mimeTypes.rdf
/etc/skel/.mozilla/firefox/mwad0hks.default/places.sqlite
/etc/skel/.mozilla/firefox/mwad0hks.default/prefs.js
/etc/skel/.mozilla/firefox/mwad0hks.default/.parentlock
/etc/skel/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini
/etc/skel/.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports
/etc/skel/.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports/InstallTime20110422203143
/etc/skel/.gtkrc-xfce
/etc/skel/.gtkrc-2.0
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lsb-release info
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=16
DISTRIB_CODENAME=petra
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 16 Petra"
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remastersys version info
REMASTERSYSVERSION="3.0.4-2"
 
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ISOTMP info
/home/remastersys/remastersys/ISOTMP:
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drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 10 17:11 casper
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 10 17:08 install
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 10 17:10 isolinux
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 10 17:08 preseed
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  194 Aug 10 17:10 README.diskdefines

/home/remastersys/remastersys/ISOTMP/casper:
insgesamt 2444048
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root      62205 Aug 10 17:10 filesystem.manifest
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root      62115 Aug 10 17:10 filesystem.manifest-desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2471370752 Aug 10 17:37 filesystem.squashfs
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   25519002 Aug 10 17:11 initrd.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root        194 Aug 10 17:10 README.diskdefines
-rw------- 1 root root    5670160 Aug 10 17:11 vmlinuz

/home/remastersys/remastersys/ISOTMP/install:
insgesamt 176
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 176500 Aug 10 17:08 memtest

/home/remastersys/remastersys/ISOTMP/isolinux:
insgesamt 544
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  24576 Aug 10 17:08 isolinux.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    895 Aug 10 17:10 isolinux.cfg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 371954 Aug 10 17:10 splash.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 152976 Aug 10 17:10 vesamenu.c32

/home/remastersys/remastersys/ISOTMP/preseed:
insgesamt 4
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 212 Aug 10 17:08 custom.seed
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/home/remastersys/remastersys/tmpusers info
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Command-line options = backup
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Cleaning up the install icon from the user desktops
Removing the ubiquity frontend as it has been included and is not needed on the normal system
Calculating the installed filesystem size for the installer
Removing remastersys-firstboot from system startup
Making disk compatible with Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator.
Creating md5sum.txt for the livecd/dvd
Creating mint_petra.iso in /home/remastersys/remastersys
Making mint_petra.iso a hybrid iso
Creating mint_petra.iso.md5 in /home/remastersys/remastersys
/home/remastersys/remastersys/mint_petra.iso which is 2,4G in size is ready to be burned or tested in a virtual machine.
karl@unimatrix0 /home/remastersys/remastersys $
Summary/Conclusion:
Even on (almost) recent Linux Mint editions Remastersys 3.0.4-2 can be used to create bootable system backups successfully.
So Remastersys is not simply broken as such.
Maybe the difference between success and defeat is: MBR vs EFI boot.

Nonetheless, keep in mind what eanfrid rightly said at the beginning of this thread: Remastersys is dead meat, the developmend has been stopped.

Cheers,
Karl
Image
Linux Mint 19.2 64-bit Cinnamon, Total Commander 9.22a 64-bit
Haß gleicht einer Krankheit, dem Miserere, wo man vorne herausgibt, was eigentlich hinten wegsollte. (Goethe)

Dyfi
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Re: Remastersys is broken

Post by Dyfi »

Refracta Tools replaced Remastersys

http://www.ibiblio.org/refracta/downloads.html

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Re: Remastersys is broken

Post by karlchen »

Hello, Dyfi.
Dyfi wrote:Refracta Tools replaced Remastersys
This is right and wrong at the same time.
As we learn from the Refracta Release Notes:
Refracta 7 (Wheezy) release notes
This is Refracta-7.00. It is based on Debian 7 (Wheezy) and uses Debian repositories for packages.
As a consequence Refracta Tools will be compatible with Debian Wheezy, maybe with Debian and LMDE.
Yet, it is an open question whether Refracta Tools can be used on the Ubuntu based Linux Mint editions like Linux Mint 17, too.
But thank you very much for promoting a competitor of LMDE in the Linux Mint forums nonetheless.

Kind regards,
Karl
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Re: Remastersys is broken

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Here's another viable alternative to Remastersys: Systemback

Ubuntu forums discussion here. This was how I found out about it while looking for a replacement for Remastersys.

Although I'm not using Mint 17, I tested it myself about a week ago on an Ubuntu 14.04 install, and it seems to work nicely. Mint 17 is based off Ubuntu 14.04 anyway, so there shouldn't be any problems.

I find the Systemback UI a tad quirky though. I just hope the developer improves it and makes it less ambiguous.

Good luck!
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Re: Remastersys is broken

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Hello, Pilosopong Tasyo.
Here's another viable alternative to Remastersys: Systemback
Thank you very much for pointing to an alternative product which may be able to replace Remastersys.
The nice thing about Remastersys was/is that the source code of the main programme is available and easily understood. After all it is a bash shell script.
Basically it is only Tony's source code of the latest Remastersys GUI which is no longer available. Yet, as there is still an alternative GUI, written in Python, source code availability is not a real problem, either.
Maintaining Remastersys should not be an unsolvable challenge.
Therefore I had been wondering a bit why no-one seemed to be making any serious attempt of creating a Remastersys fork. Maybe I can stop wondering now. :wink:

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Re: Remastersys is broken

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Refracta Tools will install and work in mint16 out of the box, 17 needs live-config-upstart.deb as a dependency.

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Re: Remastersys is broken

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Dyfi wrote:Refracta Tools will install and work in mint16 out of the box, 17 needs live-config-upstart.deb as a dependency.
Just a note: Mint 16 is dead meat just like genuine Remastersys.
And the thread starter, fatman2021b, either uses Mint 17, or as his Remastersys logfile seems to suggest, Ubuntu 14.10.
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Re: Remastersys is broken

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karlchen wrote:Hello, Pilosopong Tasyo.
Here's another viable alternative to Remastersys: Systemback
Thank you very much for pointing to an alternative product which may be able to replace Remastersys.
The nice thing about Remastersys was/is that the source code of the main programme is available and easily understood. After all it is a bash shell script.
Basically it is only Tony's source code of the latest Remastersys GUI which is no longer available. Yet, as there is still an alternative GUI, written in Python, source code availability is not a real problem, either.
Maintaining Remastersys should not be an unsolvable challenge.
Therefore I had been wondering a bit why no-one seemed to be making any serious attempt of creating a Remastersys fork. Maybe I can stop wondering now. :wink:

Kind regards,
Karl
If you do fork Remastersys, then you should also add support for Red Hat/Fedora and Arch/Manjaro Linux.

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Re: Remastersys is broken

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fatman2021b wrote:If you do fork Remastersys, then you should also add support for Red Hat/Fedora and Arch/Manjaro Linux.
Personal point of view:
If I were the one to fork Remastersys I would limit my support to Ubuntu / Linux Mint only.
Reason:
Pretty trivial. I do not use RedHat, Fedora, Arch or Manjaro. So I would not be able to reproduce problem reports affecting these platforms and I would not be able to test on these platforms.
As long as such a fork is created as a one-man-show, supporting any Linux platform may not be feasible.

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Re: Remastersys is broken

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Hi, fatman2021b.

As you stated in your initial post
Remastersys generates empty dvd images..... :=(
the interesting thing to learn would be whether you have by now succeeded in creating a non-empty dvd image with the help of Remastersys. - Mine was 2.4 GB in size, not really empty. And the pendrive holding the ISO image booted up fine.

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Re: Remastersys is broken

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Remastersys works on a fresh Mint 17 installation(1.7 GB DVD)

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Re: Remastersys is broken

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fatman2021b wrote:Remastersys works on a fresh Mint 17 installation(1.7 GB DVD)
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