A custom Distribution is 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 link but it doesn't seems to work. Can anyone provide clear instructions? Note: I do not prefer ...
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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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Where do I need to change “Ubuntu” when naming my own custom distribution?

i am building my own distro (which i am almost done) but one thing left is the name of it. since i am not sure what to name it im leaving the "ubuntu" there i know i will have to change the following ...
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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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Ubuntu DVD for Africa [duplicate]

I live in Tanzania Africa and have been promoting Ubuntu for use by NGOs, Schools, and Friends. So far I've got a lot of positive feedback, but do have one huge problem. Internet here is both slow and ...
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applications to create custom distribution of ubuntu

Im looking for a application that I can use to make my own distribution of ubuntu 12.04, Things I want in is latest updates, applications downloaded like: ubuntu tweak, my unity, virtualbox, VLC, ...
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How do I include the latest package updates in a customized LiveCD?

Using the Ubuntu customization kit, is there a way to include all the updates on the created CD (up to the point when the CD gets created)? Thanks
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Can I build a Ubuntu ISO from a manifest?

This answer talks about the ISO manifests - an example is here.. Is it possible to build an ISO from a manifest file, or is the manifest file just dpkg --get-selections put into a text file? ...
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What are the differences between the Alestic and UEC AMI images?

I am going to be bringing up a lot of AWS EC2 instances, and cannot find out what the differences are between the images provided by Ubuntu UEC at: http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/ and the ...
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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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Making my own custom Ubuntu

I was wondering, is it possible to make my own customized version of Linux based on Ubuntu 10.10 ? I am thinking of calling it something different but I was wondering besides making a custom Live CD ...
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New Ubuntu/Linux Flavor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? i love ubuntu 11.10 but i hate Unity ... we have a team of developers here (15) and we all use ubuntu and we want to have our own ...
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How do you convert a customized ubuntu installation into a distro?

I've been thinking of making a Linux distro (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like Ubuntu) for some fun and gaining knowledge. I'm thinking of starting small and basing it off Ubuntu with ...
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Approach to creating an Ubuntu Appliance

I am using the latest Desktop Ubuntu Narwhal as a redundant load balancer. This setup also needs keepalived and Crossroads XR. This works great but now I would like to produce this as an appliance ...
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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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How to make gnome-shell the default GUI in ubuntu-builder?

I'm making my own distro with Ubuntu builder and I want to make Gnome-shell the main GUI. I tried many things like removing Unity and using GDM and a whole bunch of other things but I keep getting a ...
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Remaster Ubuntu to create LiveCD that has both Unity and GNOME Shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? Ubuntu 11.10 release is just round the corner, and for the first time, I need to remaster the original LiveCD as per my (including most ...
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Difference between OEM install and custom Ubuntu image

I'm looking into the best way to deploy a customized Ubuntu image and it looks like I have two options: To make an "OEM install" version To make a custom Ubuntu image Could someone help me ...
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How to set pre-installed applications in an Ubuntu installation?

Is there a way to have an installation of Ubuntu with all the usual programs or pre-defined ones? Eg: Blender, Gimp, VLC, Firezila I'm having to install Ubuntu a few times and Id like a preset ...
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Whats the meaning of “ gNewSense is based on Ubuntu”?

I am beginner to Linux and I am learning this. Now I actually unable to understand when someone says that this distribution is based on this particular kernel. For eg. gNewSense id based on Ubuntu or ...
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How to build my custom Ubuntu using Minimal CD

I have downloaded the 30 mb minimal Ubuntu 12.04 iso file. I would like to customize it. I would like o have the following customizations: add Ubuntu desktop GUI with Unity. add essential software ...
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How to redistribute Ubuntu(Linux)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Ubuntu/Kubuntu and Server) and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Other linux distributions. I want to change its backgrounds ...
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Creating showcase ISO / Live CD

So, I'm trying to create a showcase ISO for a specific project, so it can be demonstrated easily anywhere. Ubuntu is not a requirement, but the distro I'm familiar with (kind of). What I need is: ...
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Throwing an error if a file doesn't exist in Ubuntu Installer preseed commands

I am working on a custom Ubuntu Installer image, and I'm in a bit over my head. We have a custom seed file which is running this command: d-i preseed/early_command string /cdrom/Snare/update_v5.sh ...
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Boot an up-to-date Ubuntu linux OS from cdrom or dvd

I want to take my current, up-to-date Ubuntu OS on my laptop, put it on a cdrom or dvd, and boot diskless from the cdrom or dvd, saving any data I accumulate to USB memory stick. Is there a way ...
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Copy Ubuntu distro with all settings from one computer to a different one

I'd like to copy my exact setup from my computer at work to my computer at home. I'm trying to figure out how to go about doing that. So far I've figured this much out. On the source computer run ...
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How to create multiple users during installation?

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to add this feature that Customizes OS can be able to create 2 users automatically during the installation. User can be ...
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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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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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Can I redistribute a custom Ubuntu-based distro for a profit?

I know that I can legally modify Ubuntu, but is it legal to redistribute an operating system that's based on Ubuntu for a small profit? I want to know this before I get started on my Ubuntu-based ...
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Grub fails to install on custom USB iso

I'm trying to create a custom iso of an Ubuntu install - that way, I can install a bunch of educational programs & plugins on one computer and they'll automatically be on every computer I install ...
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How to generate an installable image from an existing hard-drive installation

I installed a Kubuntu on a spare work computer and i am now configuring it for the standard user's needs. My goal is, to install it on 4 rarely used PCs for them to play around with, and maybe put it ...
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How I can know that a Ubuntu ISO was created using a Live CD customization tool?

How I can know that a Ubuntu ISO was created using a Live CD customization tool, e.g. remastersys? Or how I can know that a Ubuntu ISO was created or generated? Do Live CD customization tools leave ...
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how clear/clean unneeded files or cache for my customized distro

Can you help me to find out how do I clear the Cache files or unnecessary or lib that can be updated on new ubuntu install i used "ubuntu 12.10" this my top size file/folder list: 4380MiB /usr ...
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Continue without a default route?

I have to do a complete unattended installation of a node with Ubuntu12.04. I have given following options in preseed file d-i netcfg/choose_interface select eth0 d-i netcfg/disable_dhcp boolean ...
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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 Convert A Configured Ubuntu System To An Unlimited ISO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make my own customized Ubuntu version? How to customize live Ubuntu CD? Can I build a Ubuntu ISO from a manifest? Preface: My initial thought ...
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Replicate a system as is

How do i repliacate a system as is. i have installed ubuntu from the minimal iso... i have kept it to minimum now i m using UCK to customise a live cd is there anyway i can replicate my installed ...
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Custom Server ISO cannot find kernel to install

I'm trying to build a custom Ubuntu Server ISO, and am hitting a weird problem I'm hoping someone here can help with. I'm using UCK and these instructions. When I do the minimum possible to build a ...
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how do I change the default wallpapers in Ubuntu 13.10?

I want to make my own OS based on Ubuntu and I want to change the default wallpaper pack (the one with all the wallpapers canonical provides) and replace it with my own custom wallpapers. I've been ...
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how to make my own distro [duplicate]

I want to make my own ubuntu based distro which contain some moste usable software. and I want to it be bootable and I can give it to my friends to install it on their pcs! but I don't know how do ...
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Building a ubuntu image ready with necessary software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I easily remaster Ubuntu? My friend want to have ubuntu installed but don't have access to high speed Internet. So I want to build an image which will include ...
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bad md5sum error when trying to customize ubuntu-keyring-udeb

I have been trying to customize Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy heron) alternate install cd. I have followed the community documentation at ...
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What are some good uses for custom live CDs

Looking for some good uses for your own custom live CD/distro, including custom branded distributions for Cafes etc. You can include instructions etc in your answer, as well as links to good ...
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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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How to remove unity upper panel in my customizes ubuntu os

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to remove unity upper bar panel and put this panel at the bottom of the screen. I need manual method to change it. I am ...
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how to install new Theme for Ubuntu Customization

I am customizing the ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition for my project work and I want to install new GUI look or theme in customization. How can I inbuilt a new theme for Distro and make it as default theme. ...
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How to customize Ubuntu installation with extra steps?

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 certain options. I know the installer is Ubiquity (derivative od d-i) ...
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Make a custom iso of current Ubuntu set up

I have been running on a dual boot of Windows and 12.04 for quite some time now. Primarily because of space constraints and the fact that I might not have booted into Windows in the last 6 months, I ...
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Add custom button with Gtk or Qt on ubuntu login screen

i'm currently working on custom ubuntu distro for local use only. I need to create a custom button on ubuntu login screen. I don't know where to start, how to edit ubuntu login screen? the button, for ...