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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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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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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 verion in the following instructions, so adjust the commands to the download you did. Keep a ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Archive the installation with something like FSArchiver and save that on an USB disk or network share or something, and then write the filesystem back to the disks on the 4 machines. A good tool for this is the SystemRescueCD. After that change whatever you want to change on the systems. (There ways to automate this sort of thing, but it's probably more ...


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Yes you could, but it would be a lot of work. If you're not a fan of Gnome, have you tried taking a look at the other distributions based on Ubuntu? Kubuntu Xubuntu Lubuntu All the others can be viewed here


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APTonCD may help you. Check my related answer about a similar question: Its a tool that scans your APT-installed packages and build a list for you. You can then manually select/deselect the ones you want, save the list, and it can even download/use cache to save selected packages in a CD/folder (for an offline automatic install of currently installed apps) ...


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Use Plymouth Manager to change this. You can get it from here: Launchpad link wget https://launchpad.net/plymouth-manager/trunk/stable/+download/plymouth-manager_1.5.0-1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i plymouth-manager_1.5.0-1_all.deb After that launch plymouth-manager with the command: sudo plymouth-manager The "magic" command if you want to do all ...


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If you don't want to create and maintain an installation that may change as you add or remove favorite programs, another option is to save the installed progrms using either synaptic, the command-line, or a feature in the Software Center + Ubuntu one called "Sync between computers." If you use the software center, it has a feature in the "File" menu called ...


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Try Remastersys. Ive used this before with great results. You can do a whole back up with the command: sudo remastersys backup Which will back up your /home, accounts, passwords, etc. Or make a copy that wont have your information on it: remastersys dist Which will make a copy that you can give to other people, that will include updates/programs etc. ...


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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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Have you tried Remastersys? A small excerpt about what you can do with this tool: Remastersys is a tool that can be used to do 2 things with an existing Klikit or Ubuntu or derivative installation.It can make a full system backup including personal data to a live cd or dvd that you can use anywhere and install. It can make a distributable copy you can ...


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Looks like you didn't define a default gateway, you need to use: d-i netcfg/get_gateway string 192.168.1.1 Of course the ip address in the above command is just a guest, you should adjust it to the correct gateway of your network. I can't test it, but it's very likely that you will need this too: d-i netcfg/get_nameservers string 192.168.1.1 d-i ...


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There is a page in the Community Documentation on this topic. Newer kernels like the quantal kernel are available in 12.04 as packages, so this should also work. Please note that you very likely do not have the rights to release your custom spin under the Ubuntu brand on the internet and you shouldn't do so in the first place. What do you mean by ...


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With helpful pointers from @CallmeV, I have found a solution. Within the preseed/early_command script, you can setup a debconf error template and force an unlimited loop to prevent any further progress through the installer. if [ ! -f /target/path/to/file.gz ]; then . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule cat > /tmp/Notification.template <<'!EOF!' ...



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