I installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop and configured a lot, installed and setup lot of things on it to suit my needs. Now I want to move this setup to anothe machine and want to avoid all the setup again. Is there a way I can create an installer out of my existing ubuntu installation/partition which I can reuse for other machines?
I had this problem too (asked about it here before I found this thread)
I tried looking into Remastersys, but after I read this line:
I didn't bother to look if it's true or not, and tried using relinux.
Suffice to say it worked like a charm.
(There is no GUI, it's all commands)
How to use it (All following info are taken and available inside the application):
P.S. The last two commands can combined into one with
P.S.S If anything messes up, and/or you decided to start from scratch run one of these commands first (depending on what you want).
The first cleans the temp files created in your working directory (
The second ones cleans all the files created, even the ISO file.
Remastersys is the application you need.
For a step-by-step description with screenshots, visit: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/remastersys
If the machine has the same hardware, you could image the orignal and restore it to the new machine using something like clonezilla. Storing the image on the network and restoring it using a clonezilla live cd works very well.
Copying the whole hard drive contents over from your current one to your new one should work fine as long as both machines have the same hardware architecture, e.g. 32bit to 32bit.
If the drivers are non-standard and differs (e.g. current is ati graphics card, new is nvidia) you'll have to install the correct drivers.
If you've created an xorg.conf file then that may not be suitable for the new graphics/monitor.
You can make an exact copy using the dd command.