Discussion in 'Linux' started by Atari800XL, Sep 13, 2015.
From my 'research' (a few minutes with a search engine), there appears to be a fork of RemasterSys that continues where it left off, called 'Linux Respin' (it's downloadable and functional, but appears to be in its early stages). Apparently, it allows the creation of custom LiveCDs and currently is supported on Debian and Ubuntu (I assume your main usage is for easier reinstallation of Linux distributions later).
Alternatively, have you tried looking for 'RemasterSys' using the Wayback Machine? They may have some downloads there. It also appears easy enough to manually customise LiveCDs, using each Linux distribution's relevant articles, such as Ubuntu's 'LiveCDCustomization'.
Hope I've been of help.
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I don't know how useful Linux Live will be. It seems to only work with a ISO, so probably no customization.
What does the /tmp folder look like?
I'm having a crack at this myself and have a question. In the OP video link the guys says something about doing this will delete your Linux install?
I'd like to try this USB/backup/bootable.iso thingy, but not if its going to nuke my current set up or I lose anything
I'm probably hearing him wrong or not understanding what he's saying, but clarification before I proceed would be best me thinks.
You could try and build the USB stick with a vanilla ISO & Linux Live USB, then replace the files with the ones in your temp folder. But you can't delete the files required to boot.
You would need to keep these files/folders on the USB:
These could possibly be deleted but better to keep them:
If it does work then just create a ISO from your USB and keep in a safe place.
I do something similar when I create a custom USB installer for Slackware. But Slackware comes with USB and PXE installers so it's a slightly different process. I still just add and delete files and folders and modify scripts to my needs. Just as long as you make the USB bootable, don't remove the /syslinux folder and the ldlinux.sys (if you have it) things should work fine.
I got it all working, made a bootable USB with the iso installed. Went to the spare PC in the office, booted (F11) selected USB drive, it booted fine, got to desktop with a window wanting a username and password. Username: custom Password: leave blank and hit enter as instructed.
Nope! It won't let me in. Keeps asking for a username and password. Talk about frustrating.
The saga continues ...
Today I thought I'd try something different. So instead of making a distributable USB, I'd try a Backup and make that a bootable USB installer.
This actually worked!
Went to the spare PC plugged in the USB and fired it up - BANG! - straight to desktop as a liveCD, even had the install icon on the desktop too.
The wife actually got excited and looked keen to give it a try. That was until I tried to connect it to our network ...
We have 3 network points. Ex, Ex_2GEXT & Ex_5GEXT. So I select the Ex_2GEXT and put in the security password. Searches for a minute, then says disconnected from network ...
So I try the 5G and its the same. Lasty I try the straight to modem Ex and its does the same thing and disconnects.
Only problem now is, there nothing in Network Settings! After trying to connect to each point, they disappear?
Now strangely my system is acting up after making this Backup. At first it wouldn't allow me to do the Backup at all. Got an error saying the Backup was too large. So I removed an 8GB video lecture series and my Music folder contents, and Picture folder contents. This allowed the Backup and emptied my system of around 12GB of data.
After making the Backup I went to put everything back how it was. Music & Pictures transferred fine. The video lecture series won't transfer back. Keep getting some error about "splitting" or something, which also removes my desktop wallpaper, and renders my desktop frozen. Nothing can be clicked, but the mouse still works ...
Only a hard reboot fixes it.
The more I play around with Linux, the more disappointed I'm becoming. To me most of the above is completely random which is a head-screw imho. When something goes wrong in Windows it doesn't take long to figure why. With Linux it seems completely random
Because your mind is thinking Windows-way instead of Linux-way and that's because you're more experienced in Windows than linux. I remember my first days with MS-DOS 6.22...
Then Windows registry came along...tha horror...tha horrrrrrrorrrr...I was reinstalling my Windows 95 2-3 times a week.
Same thing applies to linux...or any OS for that matter.
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