How can I make a live CD/DVD from my harddisk installation?

In other words, I would like to create a boot CD from Ubuntu that is installed on my PC, because I want to include the updated packages in it.

Is it possible?

3 Answers 3


I just made one for myself a few hours ago! I used RemasterSys. The steps to install are given on the page. After installing it, you can type the following commands on a terminal:

sudo remastersys dist my-hd.iso

to create a distributable image named my-hd.iso. You can burn this on a DVD and share it around. Just make sure you have removed crud like cached packages, unused config files. On a terminal type

sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt get autoclean

Again, if you are not a commandline guy, install Ubuntu Tweak to clean old packages, kernels and other crud from your system.

If comamnd line isnt for you, then you can goto Gnome Menu > Admninistration > Remastersys Backup.

There is also a guide given on Ubuntu.com, if you are willing to DIY.


Install UCK - tool to customize Ubuntu Live CDs:

sudo apt-get install uck

This should do the trick:


  • 1
    Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. Provide possibly an abridged version of the content here to help create a higher quality answer
    – Lucio
    Mar 15, 2013 at 3:30

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.