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How to customize live Ubuntu CD?

Live USB sticks really come in handy very often. But setting them up (installing and configuring all the programs I need) is tedious, and largely duplicates the effort I make when setting up my ordinary desktop installation.

It'd spare a lot of time if I could just transfer my desktop installation to a bootable USB stick. Is anything like this possible?

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Check out remastersys. It allows you to create a LiveCD image from your running system. Once you have a CD image, it can be easily converted to a USBstick-image. Check Ubuntu Live USB creator

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This looks very nice. Thank you –  miura Jun 6 '12 at 6:42
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The only way I know off at this point is only available for windows. Its called XBoot. If you would like to give it a shot Take a look at this site

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