I was wondering, is it possible to make my own customized version of Linux based on Ubuntu 10.10 ?

I am thinking of calling it something different but I was wondering besides making a custom Live CD I am talking about an Linux that people can install on there computers using Ubuntu installation method.

I want to base it on something other than GNOME but be able to install it latter on.

Thanks in advance,


  • sure there is livecd dociumentation, however, you'll need lots of free time , to learn all that is needed to make it work, and then customize it help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD or you can download Ubuntu Customization Kit which makes eveything much easier – Uri Herrera Feb 4 '11 at 9:50
  • @Uri Herrera I want to make an Ubuntu based os that it but called an different thing and peple can install it. – Benny Feb 4 '11 at 9:52
  • well that's not easy a task from what i know, i've been trying to make my own too, and so far i've only managed to change the theme and some icons ... – Uri Herrera Feb 4 '11 at 9:55
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    as i said UCK it's by far the easiest more user-friendly option, there is also remastersys, and reconstructor, but ofcourse it's not as simple as checking some options on a menu , sorry for the other link, it's actually this one help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization – Uri Herrera Feb 4 '11 at 9:57
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    Possible duplicate of How to customize the Ubuntu Live CD? – muru Aug 18 '18 at 12:39

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?

  • Taylor yes I have and now I want to make my own Ubuntu can you provide a link – Benny Feb 4 '11 at 9:55
  • here is one if you're interested crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/2859/… , i haven't tried any of the instructions there as it was commented on a question i made 'bout this exact subject and haven't tested if it works – Uri Herrera Feb 4 '11 at 10:11

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