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Changing pkgselect configuration in calamares installer

I am the one who reorganized Lubuntu with Cubic for use at my university. My problem is that in version 24.04 I don't know where is the configuration file for the pkgselect and pkgselect snap modules ...
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Disable New Ubuntu Desktop Installer On Live Image

Does anyone know how to make a 23.10 live disk boot straight to the desktop without prompting to install? I know how to do it with ubiquity, but ubuntu-desktop-installer doesn't appear to use boot ...
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How to use cubic custom-made iso files as Ubuntu local repository?

I tried creating a custom iso image of Ubuntu 22.04.2 using cubic software (https://github.com/PJ-Singh-001/Cubic) by adding a few more packages (eg: vlc, gcc, and git) so that I can install all the ...
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How to make Live USB install ISO of itself for Grub menu?

I am making a custom Ubuntu (22.04) distribution and Live USB using Cubic. After installation, I would like to make the original live USB iso be installed on the hard drive and bootable from the Grub ...
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Trouble modifying initrd for custom live iso

I am trying to customize an LUbuntu Live CD (22.04.2), following the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization. Some of the things I would like to do, such as removing the ...
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How do i change Ubuntu installer splash screen images? Where are they located on the ISO image?

I'm using Cubic to create my own Ubuntu distro out of pure curiosity and i want to modify the installer splash screen. Swapping /usr/share/plymouth/themes/spinner didn't work for me.
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How to configure IP Address inside Cubic

so, i've got this project from my teacher to make custom operating system for online exam using cubic in ubuntu, he asked me to configure the ip address inside the cubic, i've spend many times ...
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Making an Ubuntu 22.04 based desktop and server distribution? [duplicate]

I am a beginner in Ubuntu. How can I make an Ubuntu 22.04 desktop and server based distribution?
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Need to create custom ISO for Ubuntu 22.04 that can install OS on thin clients with 8GB flash

I need to create a custom Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop ISO that has only required set of packages and has the ability to get installed on systems with 8gb of flash (this is the reason to strip down some of ...
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Cubic refuses to install or uninstall programs

I'm currently trying to add and remove packages from the ubuntu 22.04 ISO, and upon trying to remove firefox, I get this: root@cubic:~# apt remove firefox Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Ubuntu distro custom and add-apt-repository

I edited the /etc/lsb-release and /usr/lib/os-release files, then created the /etc/upstream-release/lsb-release path with the original lsb-release file. the add-apt-repository command no longer works ...
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Tools for creating a custom Linux OS based on Ubuntu

I want to create a new OS which is based on Ubuntu. I changed everything in Ubuntu like name, screenfetch logo, etc., but I failed when it comes to creating an iso for my OS. I want to change ...
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How to make a desktop shortcut for live session user

I am trying to make my own linux distro based on Ubuntu, and have a different desktop enviroment installed. This desktop enviroment (KDE) does not show Ubiquity in the applications by default, so I ...
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How to prevent ubuntu updates wiping my custom kernel modules?

I am using ubuntu server 20 LTS for an IoT application. I have a few custom kernel modules that I have installed and work fine, however whenever ubuntu does updates on boot they are wiped as if they ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 : How to create my own customized ubuntu distribution

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04, done some configurations and installed a number of applications (GIMP, Geany, KDENLIVE, etc). I want to create an installable USB (or DVD) with a current image of my ...
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How to replace the Ubuntu 20.04 logo globally?

Is there a way of replacing the Ubuntu logo globally? I want to replace the logo on boot time, on login page and in Settings → About (the orange logo). Thanks in advance. If you want me to specify a ...
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Ubuntu live: ubiquity.desktop (alias "Install <MyDistro>") is not launched

I have created a custom distro using Cubic which comes from Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Desktop 64-bit. I have noticed that if I open the file manager as root and then double click on the file then it works. I ...
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How to make .iso file from ubuntu source I downloaded from kernel.ubuntu.com?

from this page, I learned that I can get the whole ubuntu 20.04 source by git clone git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ubuntu-focal.git But I can't find information about how to make .iso file from the ...
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Do we have a Ubuntu Base image that we can use for creating a custom ISO?

Need to create a custom ISO using Ubuntu Base image but I am unable to find one for the same. Can someone please help me find the Ubuntu Base image and also CLI method of creating an ISO from it ?
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Desktop 64-bit - iso custom - Automatically run a bash script after installation is complete

The installation is done normally, i.e. on disk (No VM) I have a script in which there are commands to be executed as a normal user and others as superuser. For example: post-install_script.sh sudo ...
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How do I change the hostname in a cutomized live-cd Ubuntu 20.04

I have customized a 20.04 live-cd using Cubic. I need help with changing the hostname to obo. No matter what method I've tried it always defaults back to 'Ubuntu'. Using Cubic's CHROOT terminal, I'...
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What's the best tool for creating Ubuntu-based distro or for creating ISO Image from customized Ubuntu?

I need a tool which allows me to create ISO Image from customized Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
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Ubuntu offline autoinstall ISO

I am migrating an offline autoinstall ISO from Ubuntu 16.04 to 20.04. Previously I used the debian-installer preseed file. To disable online mirrors and force an offline install I could use the ...
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Where do I find the documentation about ".diskdefines"

AFAIK I need to include a README.diskdefines into my custom Ubuntu distribution. In every tutorial I found is something like this included: Create a file called README.diskdefines with the following ...
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How can I add an Ubuntu flavor? [duplicate]

I know that this is a dumb question, but I don't really know much in this area. I created a new lightweight flavor for Ubuntu. How can it get recognized as an Ubuntu based distro. Is their any final ...
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Cannot rebuild ISO according to Ubuntu Documentation (11/2020)

Earlier this year (around April) I could: Download a Ubuntu iso (in my case Ubuntu 18.04) Extract its contents to a folder Make changes (if needed, specifically preseed some basic commands, no deep ...
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Added packages missing in the modified Ubuntu with Cubic

I install Ubuntu frequently on new systems and always I have to install certain but the same packages, so I've searched this and seems like I can use Cubic for this exact problem. So I followed the ...
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Ubuntu distro for MIPS archeticture?

How would one create a Ubuntu distro for a different architecture such as MIPS? I understand that it is possible to create a customized distro for the x86/x64, and the Linux 5.7 Kernel has support for ...
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Seeding files in ubuntu server ISO

I'm working with an ubuntu-server-install ISO. I've a file.tar.gz file that I want to have in the system after installation of ISO. Where should it be placed in the mounted ISO, so that it can be ...
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Modifying installer program for custom-built version of Ubuntu on Live CD

I'm making my own Ubuntu based distribution called Focus OS but I'm confused as to how I am meant to put the "Install Focus OS" program on the Live CD, can someone help me with this please? Like this ...
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How do i make a custom Kubuntu distro? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a custom kubuntu 20.04 distro. Are there any good tools I can use?
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Conventional place to install additional files needed in my DEB package?

I made myself a culture and understood the basics to build a DEB package of my project. What is not clear to me (and which until now in the guides that I have followed has never been specified to me) ...
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How do I make my own custom Ubuntu headless image?

What are the ways for me to make my own Ubuntu headless image? What I really want to achieve is to create an image that I can burn onto an sd card or emmc and upon first start up on a single computer ...
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Add UEFI boot capability to a BIOS only Ubuntu 18.04 based custom iso

I am trying to add UEFI boot capability to a BIOS only Ubuntu 18.04 based custom iso. All the methods I've found so far require an efi.img file which isn't present in the iso. Can I use the file out ...
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What is the way that LiveISOs are made?

Every customization of Ubuntu ISO talks about reusing an existing LiveISO. But how are the LiveISOs being built in the first place? I doubt they do a recursive build from previous revision. I've been ...
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Which Linux Distros is best for intel core 2 duo processor ram 2 gb [duplicate]

I will be installing linux in my system which is very old system and i will use it for casual work and basic programming . Configuration: processor Intel core 2 duo E7400 2.80 GH; Ram 2 GB ; Disk ...
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Disable the Ubuntu 18.04 Welcome Screen with Custom ISO

How do I disable the Gnome welcome screen on first login? I'm building a custom ISO for Ubuntu Server 18.04.3 LTS and then adding the ubuntu-desktop package (these builds are for developers who want ...
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Customize Ubuntu syslinux CD Installation menu options

I wonder to remove Function options from syslinux on Ubuntu CD installation iso. I am customizing my own distro and I want to remove those options which are useless for my case. I have tried ...
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How do I do a minimal install so I can customize Ubuntu?

I'd like to use Minimal ISO (or something similar) to assemble my Ubuntu distro. It's okay, however I don't know how to set the name of the distribution and how to update it properly without errors or ...
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customize live cd and add custom user name with default password

For some professional reason, we need to make our simplified live ubuntu version. (It has to be live, can't be installed on flash drive) In this link they explain how to disable the auto login, https:...
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How do I put OEM installation into live usb? [duplicate]

What I want to do is customize Ubuntu through OEM, then, flash said OEM installation to an ISO so I can install it on others computers without having to redo my customization later. (also so that ...
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How do I create a customized ISO of Ubuntu that can be installed on multiple systems, a la OEM configuration?

I am working on created a customized version of Ubuntu (with certain NEEDED customizations) that will, aftewards, need to be installed on others computers. I know about OEM install, but how do I ...
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preseed using cubic for install automation on ubuntu server 18.04

I'm trying to create a ubuntu server installation media with pre-defined programs and settings. for that I am using Cubic. Through the chroot terminal I am able to install all the software that I need ...
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Custom install - ""No installable kernel was found in the defined APT sources"

I am trying to build a custom build of 18.04 with some extra packages installed, using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization (substituting 'bionic' for 'xenial'), but when ...
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Using CUBIC how to put a script on the desktop of lubuntu

In short I am creating my own custom image of lubuntu that only has rdesktop capabilities. I have made a custom script that will connect to a Windows RDP server when double clicked. But the plan is to ...
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How to inject network drivers into Ubuntu Iso?

how to inject network drivers into the ubuntu OS iso? I went through the Cubic to create a custom Ubuntu live CD. But it doesn't say anything about injecting the drivers, only to install packages. ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu Branding from LiveCD? [duplicate]

I am making a distro based on Ubuntu, I'm using the LiveCDCustomization (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization) and I need to remove any Ubuntu branding, which I believe is just logos ...
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Creating Custom Ubuntu distrubution with custom users, files and packages [duplicate]

My requirement is to make a Custom Ubuntu 16.04.5 version in which the customization that i want is addition of two different users some new files in each of these two users and some new packages or ...
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Cubic made Custom ISO (initramfs) unable to find medium containing a live file system

After creating custom Ubuntu 18.04 ISO through Cubic app. Completion is happening without any error. But while trying to use the same media to install the same in my production VM (on OVM), facing ...
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Error creating custom install of ubuntu 18.04 live server

I'm trying to create a custom ISO of ubuntu 18.04 using the official ubuntu-18.04.1-live-server-amd64.iso as a base image with my own set of preseed files to later create a vagrant box with packer. I ...
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