Building Your Own Custom Ubuntu

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  1. Darwin

    Darwin New Member

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    Easy Ubuntu remastering tools enable you to create exactly the distro you want.

    Over the years, I've spent a fair amount of my time pointing out how I would "create" an Ubuntu-based distro differently if given the opportunity. Then it struck me -- I can create my own Ubuntu-based distro release using Ubuntu remastering tools!

    Thanks to the tools I'm going to share with you in this article, creating an Ubuntu-based distro no longer requires you to be an advanced Linux user.

    Remastersys

    Installing Remastersys was a bit problematic, since I had some issues with authenticating the repository key. Once I got past this, I then ran into errors during the installation as well. As it turned out, it was an issue with a conflict between remastersys-gui and remastersys-gtk.

    Apparently, I needed to select remastersys-gtk. Upon first run of the Remastersys front-end, I was presented with the warning to close anything I had open. There was also the suggestion that I unmount any network shares. Sound advice, as this sort of thing could create problems when rolling your own distro.

    Since it had been awhile since I've used Remastersys, I was surprised at how well the software buttons were laid out.


    Backup - This is the button to make a complete backup of your existing Ubuntu installation.

    Dist - The option you'd choose to if you wanted to create a distributable version of your installation.

    Distcdfs - Same as Dist, except that you are free to add additional files to the CD _ for example, if you wanted to add a different browser. This is where you would do your file customization.

    Distiso - After adding additional files using Distcdfs, you would then use this button to create the ISO for your distro CD.

    Now to complete the journey you should visit this link, I'm sure you will find the news there quite good for those who have been ripping their hair out with so many Distro problems.

    Link to http://www.datamation.com/open-source/building-your-own-custom-ubuntu-1.html
  2. Famous

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  3. Keren Levy

    Keren Levy New Member

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    I will try it..

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