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How can I make a custom installer to install only the packages I specify (including proprietary components and drivers) and preconfigure config files like /etc/network/interfaces beforehand?

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The InstallCustomCD page has all the information you need to create a custom installer.

However I personally just automate the install using preeseeding instead of customizing a CD. That way I can use whatever vanilla Ubuntu CD and just add my changes on top of it as part of the install process.

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Sorry for the late response, but any easy guides to get me started? –  Oxwivi Mar 3 '11 at 18:17
    
Can I get custom Live session using preseeding? Preseeding sounds like it's limited to manipulating only the packages on the ISO images without the possibility to add extra packages. –  Oxwivi Mar 4 '11 at 14:01
    
Nope, the LiveCD is an image, you'd need to customize the image so you can't really do stuff to it on boot. –  Jorge Castro Mar 5 '11 at 15:48

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