I'm following the guides at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromImageLoadedOnHardDrive in order to make a custom ubuntu cd to send to a family member. It appears to me that if i make a custom image that when i chose the Install option from the boot menu it will actually install that custom image with all of the packages that I chose and not the default ubuntu installation. But I wanted to make sure that is the case because if I cannot create an installable custom cd then its useless for what I want to do. Can anybody clarify this for me? Thank you.


When you customize a CD in this manner (creating usually a DVD sized image), it will be in essence an image of an installed system squashed into a compressed image.

When you install on a new system, all the programs you installed (and changes made to the underlying system) will be carried over.


What you see on the newly created custom live cd, is what you get...

  • you don't have to dumb it down for me! Nov 1 '10 at 21:59
  • How do you suggest that I dumbed it down? All I did was answer your question.
    – TheXed
    Nov 2 '10 at 0:47

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