tool for creating full Debian-based installations in specific directories.

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dist-upgrade of diskless ubuntu

I am currently PXE booting a bunch a machine, via the diskless function in ubuntu. What is the best practice when upgrading the image from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS? I've currently made a copy of the ...
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What takes less space: debootstrap or Ubuntu Core?

I have a very small disk in my netbook. So I decided to offload all development files into chroot on an external drive. What will take less space initially, debootstrap installation or Ubuntu Core ...
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How do I create a chroot of an earlier version of Ubuntu?

I'd like to create a virtual instance of the latest LTS so I can test the software I'm writing in a way that more closely matches our production environment. There seem to be many, many different ...
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How to boot from a debootstrap based install?

I would like to boot a testing Ubuntu release from a directory (which contains a debootstrap based install). As far as I understand I just need someway to tell the boot process (initrd scripts?) that ...
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CD Based Usage of debootstrap?

I have installed 12.04 xubuntu alternative with whole disk encryption on a machine. I am attempting to set up a schroot usage of backbox 3.01 (an ubuntu 12.04 derivative from what I can tell) under ...
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Maverick userland under Lucid 10.04 for newer X11 and graphics use

My main system runs on Lucid Lynx 10.04, and since it's running rather well I do not wish to upgrade yet. However the graphics chipset X1700/V5250 doesn't work well for games. The open source driver ...