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Creating a custom 12.04 CD with Gnome-Classic using Ubuntu-Builder (for now, this is specific to Karthik's needs; I will update answer later with more general/Unity-specific stuff) 1. Get Ubuntu Builder and your source ISO Ubuntu Builder automates many of the preliminary steps that had to be done by hand (mount ISO, extract squashfs, create chroot, etc.) ...


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Creating your own Custom Live CD - the manual way. 1. Preparations First you download the Live CD ISO. While it is downloading install some software that is needed for rebuilding: sudo apt-get install squashfs-tools dchroot Squashfs is a compressed read-only filesystem for Linux. dchroot allows users to execute commands or interactive shells in ...


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Install Theme I have created theme as you wanted with a faded Ubuntu logo (moreover I have added an animation of the Ubuntu logo. Hope you'd like it :-P ) Screenshot Want to see it live? Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPo50gM3txU Where can you get this theme? I have uploaded it to Mediafire cloud here. How do you install it? Download from the ...


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Download Download the Ubuntu server ISO from this location. You have the option to go 32-bit or 64-bit. The file name for the server edition will look similar to this: ubuntu-13.10-server-i386.iso ubuntu-13.10-server-amd64.iso I will assume the 13.10 64-bit version in the following instructions, so adjust the commands to the download you did. Keep a ...


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Here's my two cents about this: You can try to change the name of the distribution but be careful, if you change something wrong, you might encounter problems while installing or later when you will use it. But if your absolutely need to change it here's what you can try: The two you provided are correct (you can also update /etc/issue.net just to be ...


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Creating a live CD from an existing/new installation EDIT: This method doesn't seem to work anymore. I suggest you try other methods suggested in this QA. A good way would be making a live CD from a current installation. This can be done using a virtual machine (just don't install any VM tools inside the guest OS) So, first we need a fresh install(if you ...


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You can use uck or the live-magic to customize your Live CD. uck is available from Ubuntu's official software sources, in all versions of Ubuntu since 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx. You can install uck from the Software Center, with apt-get on the command-line, or by clicking here .


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The filesystem.manifest is generated with the command: dpkg-query -W --showformat='${Package} ${Version}\n' > casper/filesystem.manifest The syntax is thus package_name version, Example : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1 The format of dpkg --get-selections is slightly different, package_name install Example ...


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Ubuntu Customization Kit It is a collection of scripts that make it easier to create a custom LiveCD from an existing .iso image. It is very similar to Remastersys, with the difference that it is actively maintained. It has a GUI to help with the customization, but one can also use the command-line to do the same. It will ask to select which language ...


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Short answer: There is no difference. Alestic.com simply lists the same Ubuntu AMIs as ubuntu.com, and those AMIs are published by Canonical, not by me. Long answer: I publish the web site http://Alestic.com I used to publish unofficial Ubuntu AMIs under the name "alestic", primarily in 2007-2009 (Ubuntu ). I worked with Canonical to transfer this work ...


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32 bits DVD download (3.9 Gb) and 64 bits DVD download (3.9 Gb) are the dvd downloads. This listing shows the content of the dvd and should have all the packages you need. If you want to make your own CD/DVD with all the packages specifically mentioned in your question you need to make it yourself. Luckily for you I posted an answer on that: How to ...


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The OEM Install The OEM install allows machine by machine customization. It does not create an ISO image, but customizes a single machine. Customization is done at the stage of installation. Advantages Do not require a custom iso. Each machines can have different customization. Suitable for small number of customized machines, each with its own set of ...


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If you need more control over exactly what changes are made, it is possible to make the modification manually. The process consists of unpacking the SquashFS data file containing the live OS's root filesystem, chrooting into the extracted filesystem, making your modifications, exiting the chroot, repacking the SquashFS file, and then regenerating the ISO ...


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In Ubuntu Software Center Edit>Software Sources>Other Software>Add.. Paste the following line in the box and click add source. deb http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/repository karmic Reload the sources and install Remastersys from Software Center. Once done, install all the media codecs and apps you'd like on your custom ubuntu. Start ...


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It means that Ubuntu developers took Debian, added their tweaks and changes and called this Ubuntu. In turn, gNewSense developers took Ubuntu, added their tweaks and changes and called this "gNewSense". You or me, in turn, can take gNewSense, add something new and make another distribution. Al of them - Debian, Ubuntu and gNewSense - are Linux ...


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You need to make a dual boot catalog ISO so that it will boot EFI and MBR. The standard Ubuntu 14.04 x64 ISO file works this way but there are no instructions available to make a new 14.04 bootable ISO for EFI systems. I was able to piece together the right steps to create an ISO like this. These instructions will let you create a custom Ubuntu 14.04 Server ...


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I suggest something else. You can create your custom ISO with some tools. Remastersys is one of them: http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/ There is a simple howto: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/creating-custom-ubuntu-live-cd-with-remastersys.html Also, Relinux is another project: ...


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In general, you can do this with the LiveCD by chrooting into the expanded squashfs filesystem and running apt-get with upgrade or dist-upgrade. Note that the repacked customized filesystem may not fit on a 700MB CD (run clean, delete apt caches, etc. anyway)


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Have you tried remastersyshttp://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/backup? You have to make your system just the way you want your custom distro to be and then use remastersys to make your own Ubuntu remix disc.


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The last time I looked into this, there were several different methods, each with pros and cons. I ended up using the Ubuntu port of Red Hat's kickstart. There's a decent GUI tool you can apt-get install: system-config-kickstart. It can definitely do the simple things, like skipping a windowing system or customizing a list of packages to install. It can ...


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The 30MB minimal ISO mini.iso is NOT a minimal Live-CD; it's a minimal net-install CD, and I don't think it's possible to customize it in the way you want. You need to start with a minimal Live-CD such as Ubuntu Mini Remix, which can be customized using the Ubuntu Customization Kit and other utilities. Please see this excellent answer from @Mitch to a ...


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I encountered the problem you had, and I found the solution. Your personal menu settings is stored in : ~/.config/menus/xfce-applications.menu and your personal panel settings is stored in : ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-panel.xml And the system-wide settings are stored in the locations below : ...


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Personally, after making a number of custom iso over the years, I think the debian live scripts are best. Yes it takes a while to look through the documentation, but in doing so you will learn the steps involved. Once you learn the process, the scripts automate changes and it is rather trivial to make modifications. See: ...


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I'd suggest checking the SHA256 sum for the .iso you have vs the official ones. Download the SHA256SUMS file from the respective release page here: http://releases.ubuntu.com/ Ensure that the iso you want to verify matches the file name of the iso you believe it could be from (one of the filenames in SHA256SUMS). Ensure that the downloaded SHA256SUMS file ...


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As per this announcement, Google Compute Engine now have Ubuntu images curated by Canonical available. You can find more information on how to spin up instances using these image in the GCE documentation.


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[cdrom]/install/filesystem.squashfs contains a pre-installed version of ubuntu-keyring, and the ubuntu-keyring package within /pool/ on the CD is not installed prior to apt-cdrom being executed by debian-installer - therefore apt-cdrom fails to verify the modified Release file, and apt won't touch the packages on the CD. Something like this is required, in ...


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Remastersys could be the answer to your needs. You need to go to http://www.remastersys.com/ubuntu.html and follow the instructions. This program makes an iso from your running os including all settings and apps. Than you can burn a CD using this iso. Unfortunately, there was in the past an issue to get it running as a live cd, while installing was no ...


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Using ubuntu-defaults-builder, you can make your original iso image including update packages. Step1. Install ubuntu-defaults-builder sudo apt-get install ubuntu-defaults-builder Step2. Making Template ubuntu-defaults-template ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386 This command makes directory named ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386 within several files and some folders. ...


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Within a chroot, it is likely that resolv.conf is not properly set up (it could be a symlink to a non-existent file, or it could be empty and so on). Therefore a common bit of advice when setting up chroots is to copy the host's resolv.conf: mv chroot/etc/resolv.conf{,.bak} cp /etc/resolv.conf chroot/etc/resolv.conf Then you can restore the original, if ...


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Have you looked at "Ubuntu Builder". Check it out here "Ubuntu Builder is a simple tool to build your own distribution. It allows to download, extract, customize in many ways and rebuild your ubuntu images. You can customize i386 and amd64 image" s



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