I want to remaster/customise the Ubuntu 14.04 live ISO. I did it manually (that means I do not want to use tools like uck or remastersys).

I used this tutorial (German) that works fine in general. The part with chroot I changed, of course, so that all runs without interaction in a script.

The CD boots fine after building the ISO in VirtualBox.

My question now is: I want to set some user-settings (e.g. .mozilla profile in home folder).

I think I should put this in /etc/skel. The script copies e.g. ".mozilla" to /etc/skel (confirmed), but ".mozilla" is not in live user's home folder (/home/ubuntu/).

It seems that what I copied to /etc/skel is completely ignored, but I do not know why. Could you help me?


Files in /etc/skel must be in place before first user login.

P.S.: I think what I find the problem - your script creates home directory for user:

sudo mkdir -p "${WORK}/new/home/xubuntu/"
sudo mkdir -p "${WORK}/new/home/xubuntu/Desktop/Anleitungen"

You need to use /etc/skel for this too.

  • Hi. As you see: pastebin.com/hZJuP6SA I copy the folder to /etc/skel before building the iso. It is there on the cd under /etc/skel but it is not copied to /home/ubuntu when live user starts.. – Pragomer Apr 27 '15 at 10:17
  • Please try this command instead: sudo rsync -av /daten/ubunturemaster/files/.mozilla ${WORK}/new/etc/skel/ Please ignore this. – imraro Apr 27 '15 at 10:35
  • Can you provide output from ls -l /etc/skel and ls -l ~/ ? – imraro Apr 27 '15 at 10:43
  • You mean providing the output from the booted live-cd? – Pragomer Apr 27 '15 at 10:59
  • First: pastebin.com/u3fw5MdA – Pragomer Apr 27 '15 at 11:05

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