I have saved all the packages from the directory /var/cat/apt/archives to Usb.

Is it possible to configure the live Usb to accommodate all these extra packages /var/cache/apt/archives; so that it installs all of them during the fresh install / reinstall process.

I don't want to install each of the downloaded package manually.


There is a way to do this by using software like Ubuntu Builder (This is only one way be sure to explore others)

Ubuntu Builder allows you to create your own Ubuntu based distribution in clicks. You are free to choose your own desktop environment, window manager, packages etc, and customize Ubuntu the way you want. You can download the latest .deb files here.

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Be sure to do more research and return here if you have any additional questions

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  • @Exeleration-G Saw the link you added. I am happy to keep it there but my answer wasn’t to advocate Ubuntu Builder. It was to suggest to the OP to use something like Ubuntu Builder (being one option). Thanks – stephenmyall Aug 10 '12 at 17:24
  • Well, I just guessed that I could spare the AU'ers a Google search :-D – Exeleration-G Aug 10 '12 at 20:05

No, you can't have the Live USB install them automatically.

However once the installation is complete, you can open the USB in the terminal, go to the directory with the backed up files, and type the below to install them all:

sudo dpkg --install *.deb
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