Questions about creating (not using) a custom-built version of Ubuntu.

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How to customize the Ubuntu Live CD?

I would like to customize Ubuntu live CD by installing some additional packages. I have followed this but it doesn't seems to work. Can anyone provide clear instructions? Note: I do not prefer ...
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Custom Build an ISO

Can a custom iso be built for another Linux os say cyborg hawk 1.1 from the procedure give in this thread "http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2267762". Note that "Cyborg Hawk 1.1" is availble ...
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Is it possible to respin Ubuntu Minimal using a Live CD?(Or USB)

Trying to make a custom image of Ubuntu based on Ubuntu Minimal. Just wondering if it's possible to boot into a live CD, then edit the ISO it's running off of, then close the live session, saving ...
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How to create a custom ubuntu cd? [duplicate]

I am a developer and use ubuntu. I want to create a live cd which has te IDE and SDK tools I use for develpment and also I want to run a pre installed git client with a repository configured. Also ...
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how save changes when boot iso from hdd in grub2?

i want to boot ISO file of my linux distribution in Grub bootloader. i used this code of menuentry in grub.cfg: menuentry "ISO BlackArch" --class iso { set ...
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Change distro name from system info

I want to change the name and logo of ubuntu 11.10 from system settings -> system info, how do i do that? and make it remain that way even after upgrades to like 12.04?
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How do I make my own custom Ubuntu version? [duplicate]

This is my first post. Anyway, I want to make an Ubuntu distro that is based off of 13.04 or above. I want to modify the loading screens, default desktop pictures, screensavers, color schemes, dock, ...
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Remastering Ubuntu / skel

I want to remaster/customise the Ubuntu 14.04 live ISO. I did it manually (that means I do not want to use tools like uck or remastersys). I used this tutorial (German) that works fine in general. ...
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How can I customize the Ubuntu boot up logo?

I am making a custom distribution, and have a question about the Ubuntu Logo with 5 dots displayed when booting up. The Ubuntu-Logo-Script in the /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntutext folder has the word ...
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How to customize Xubuntu with remastersys?

I've been trying to make my own custom xubuntu-based distro. I thought I understood how to import settings and features and repackage using remastersys, but apparently not. One of the features ...
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how to remaster ubuntu 14.10 (currently installed )

i want to remaster my ubuntu as I want to create my spin of ubuntu for my friends . I was not able to install remastersys . I used many scripts like relinux and linux live but no result . Is there a ...
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Building and Maintaining a Distribution [closed]

I have been searching on the internet in the past few days about making my own linux distribution. I've found lots of tutorials on how to build one either from scratch (which i don't really prefer) or ...
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Custom Distro for small business

So I want to start my own business that supports (Installation and customer support) a custom Ubuntu derivative for small business (The OS is free of charge but the support is paid). However I'm ...
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How to make a custumised ubuntu LiveCD distribution with more than 4 GB content inside?

I am trying to make my own Ubuntu distribution with some huge files (aprox 8 GB) inside. I tried using UCK but it doesn't allow me to make iso image greater than 4 GB(mkisofs process). Can you ...
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What is the lightest linux os for older computer [duplicate]

I have a computer that has 2 gb ram and not very good other features.I want to run Android Developer Studio on this computer and I want to use linux distribution.Which linux distribution can I use ? ...
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Customized Kubuntu 14.04 LTS: Problems in Virtualbox

So I made a customized Kubuntu with BlackLabImageCreator, the .iso is 3GB large. My problems now are that: 1. It's slow as hell, I tested with a "normal" Kubuntu 14.04 iso, it ran pretty smooth. 2. I ...
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after chroot: apt-get update (Err and Failed to fetch - BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall)

I'm following BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall tutorial for making a live CD from my current Ubuntu installation. Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. I checked internet connection of virtual machine as ...
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i got a base rootfs, but the permissions on the files inside it it it do not make sense to me. am i missing something?

I have downloaded the ubuntu core rootfs. I have also pulled down a similar rootfs with debootstrap. I am confused by some of the persmissions in each of these base rootfs'. For example /bin/ping ...
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How do I customize a LiveCD that can only “Try Ubuntu”?

This is what I'm looking to do: Create a LiveCD that only can Try Ubuntu, can't install the OS at all. Boots directly to Try Ubuntu. I need to have certain packages on that LiveCD, such as fsarchiver ...
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Extract Customized Ubuntu to Live CD Installer (The Hard Way)

Maybe this question will be marked as a duplicate to this question. But the answer there wasn't the answer that I expected. (Mainly because I don't want an 'instant' click, click, finish method ...
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How to create a Customized Ubuntu Server ISO?

I'd like to create a customized Ubuntu Server 12.04 ISO but couldn't find a clear approach on how to do it. I see that Ubuntu-builder is a very good app to create a customized Ubuntu Desktop, but what ...
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Can I redistribute my remix of Ubuntu?

So let's say I have a Ubuntu remix that has nothing changed to the source code (Maybe just a few programs that originally shipped with it are removed.) Also has KDE or GNOME as a desktop environment ...
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Why does my Linux version name read Linaro instead of Xubuntu and how can I fix it?

I have Xubuntu 12.04 installed. When I run any updates or installs, I do receive strange warnings touching "Linaro" and software-center is not able to run with following error: :~$ software-center ...
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Mini-Ubuntu Server Distro Documentation [closed]

I am wanting to create and distribute a Ubuntu Server Distro, I have extracted the mini-ubuntu iso and inspected how it is created. And from what I can see it is very simple. However I would like ...
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UCK resume existing project

i was making a custom live cd and Ubuntu Customization Kit quit mid way... is there a way i can use the current modified files i used ? please help me
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need a live cd to boot to ram

I created a live cd using uck and want it to boot to ram by default. How can I do this? I know I can hit f6 while booting and insert toram=yes, but like I mentioned I want this to be setup by ...
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How to create an iso image from vdi file?

I have a .vdi file of openSUSE-13 in my host system Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Can I create a .iso image of openSUSE for installation, which contains all the applications in my vdi file? The .vdi file is ...
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Removing almost all applications from Ubuntu, Ubuntu customization kit

Hello fellow Ubuntu users, I am currently creating my own Ubuntu distro using the Ubuntu customization Kit and everything is going pretty smoothly so far other than a couple minor set backs. I have ...
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Live CD from Scratch - No vmlinuz* / initrd.img*

Following this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomizationFromScratch When it asks: cp chroot/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.--generic image/casper/vmlinuz cp ...
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What packages do I need to add the functionality of NodeZero?

NodeZero is a distribution optimized for Penetration testing and security auditing specialist tools NodeZero comes around 300 tools for penetration testing and set of basic services which are ...
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Difference between Distribution and Deskop environment in linux [duplicate]

my name is Nd Prasad, I'm very confused with the distributions and desktop environment's in Linux. I just want to know exactly what happens, when ---->installing various distributions of ...
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Ubuntu Image for GCE

Given that google compute engine has moved to providing just debian and CentOS images but does allow custom images has anyone documented how to create a Ubuntu image that will run on GCE?
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Create custom Ubuntu live USB on a Windows 8.1 host

I own a laptop (Acer Aspire V3-571G) running Windows 8.1 using an UEFI to boot the system. I've read that changing this to BIOS would cause trouble with Windows, so it is not an option. First I ...
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how can i make a custom distro from ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I search a lot on internet i found uck but the rest like recontructor.org has stop their project. i want to make a custom distro from the ubuntu 14.04, to be install on many pc, with my own appps and ...
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Custom Ubuntu Distro - Remastersys - No Set Settings

I am trying to create my own custom distro from Ubuntu 12.04 after watching a video on Youtube. My problem is when I boot my LiveUSB it looks exactly like a normal boot of Ubuntu 12.04 other than the ...
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Creating a small, barebones, liveCD

So before I start off I just want to say that I have searched high and low for this and a lot of the customization software I have found either doesn't work or is no longer being developed. So what I ...
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How to create modified Kubuntu Live/Install DVD? [duplicate]

I want to modify Kubuntu LiveCD not only with changing wallpapers and desktop themes, but also with some packages, not included in official distribution, and some settings, such as alternatives for ...
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Is it okay to sell linux distributions? [duplicate]

Here some people have made distributions based on Ubuntu and they're charging a price for it. Is this legal?
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How do I create an EFI-bootable ISO of a customized version of Ubuntu?

I have created an own Ubuntu distribution that I want to boot (from a USB) on my MAC. When using the standard 64bit-Ubuntu-iso from the Ubuntu website, it boots. However, when doing the exact same ...
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upgrading the core of a distro [closed]

If we have a distro (A) based on a distro (B), and the distro (B) get un upgrade (it becames B.01) can we have un upgrade to the (A) distro to make it based on (B.01)
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How can I replace Ubuntu branding with my own?

How can I replace the Ubuntu branding with my own? What files need to be replaced?
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How to make a trial of Ubuntu? [closed]

Hello I've created my own distribution based on Ubuntu, and I would like to know how to go about creating a trial for the operating system, for example users can download the trial and use the ...
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How can I preseed package installation without a network connection?

I am working to create an unattended offline installation of the Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have everything preseeded so far, but I still can't figure out how to install other packages without requiring ...
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How to modify Ubuntu Precise .iso preseed?

I'm trying to modify the installation sequence of Ubuntu Precise. I need add a repository package inside the iso. I make my own apt repository mirror and add my own packages with reprepro ...
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Lubuntu: my screen needs a serious reset

I am building my own custom Lubuntu (based on lubuntu-14.04-desktop-i386.iso) system image under VMware 8. It works fine, except the system a nasty tendency of screwing up the display IF I relogin ...
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Why ubuntu distribution? [closed]

Why other distributions such as mint, elementary,... wait always ubuntu to release, so they could release their own distributions?
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How to customize Ubuntu with extra Ubiquity options for the user?

I'm working on a Ubuntu based distro with some custom packages, I want to insert a step in which I give the user ability to select the desktop environment and packages he wants to install. I know the ...
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Where do I start to create my own Ubuntu derivative? [duplicate]

I would like to create my own Ubuntu derivative with my desktop environment of choice and my preferred set of prepackaged programs. What base should I start with and what modifications should I start ...
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In UCK not able to install any package using apt-get install command [duplicate]

I have installed UCK to make custom Ubuntu from 14.04 (32 bit) version but getting error as shown below when trying to install any package. root@123-linux:/# apt-get install vlc Reading package ...
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Custom USB distro problem: cannot connect to the Internet

This is my first thread and I would like to apologize for my lack of knowledge regarding forum-based rules. I intend to make a Custom USB Ubuntu 13.10 Distribution with the applications i need. I did ...