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Questions about creating (not using) a custom-built version of Ubuntu.

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How to “customize” Ubuntu as I want? (making a new distro) [duplicate]

I want to customize, or better to say, make a custom distribution based on Ubuntu (20.04, Focal Fossa) the way I want (Just as many oher distros have done). From 'customizing' I mean that I want to ...
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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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What creates the ubuntu-server user (uid 999) in the Ubuntu Server 20.04/18.04 installation environment when using subiquity with answers.yaml?

I'm looking at using subiquity to create a USB installer with /subiquity_config/answers.yaml and CUbIC. This works OK so far, but one odd effect I've seen is that when ubuntu-desktop is installed in ...
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Using CUBIC to create a hardened installable Ubuntu ISO

I have tried to run the hardening script in the CUBIC's Virtual Linux Environment and created an installable ISO ,But it runs into error while installation , something to do with ubiquity, also tried ...
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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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How Do I Build A Distro As Of A Specific Date?

I am building a distro using ubuntu-defaults-image which uses debootstrap under the hood. If I rebuild it using the same script at some point in the future the resulting image is not the same because ...
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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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Is there a method to add binary to customized mini ubuntu

I am trying to customize mini-ubuntu-iso with a preseed file. And I need to add a custom binary into it. I managed to pack and unpack the iso image and add the binary inside, my problem is how to ...
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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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create Ubuntu Distribution based on my home directory? [duplicate]

I have many programs install on my Ubuntu and on my home directory which are sourced in.bashrc as well. I just want to create my own distribution based on Ubuntu. I have tried uck and pingbuy ...
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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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Is there a simple way to create a custom Install Media that uses a customized Ubiquity installer? [duplicate]

I want to know how to create a Ubuntu based Install Media that has an customized Ubiquity installer that has custom branding and custom packages. I don't just want to create a ISO file of a system, I ...
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How to make my own ubuntu 18.04 lte with my package [duplicate]

I have a couple of software to be installed on ubuntu I want to run a shell script while installing Ubuntu. Please help how I can proceed.
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How to change default wallpapers in custom ISO using cubic?

I have made a custom ISO image using Cubic. I had installed the applications I required and deleted the ones I didn't. But I want to change the preset wallpapers, my shell and save my different ...
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How to change ubuntu gnome Logo in details panel

I have been customizing my Ubuntu gnome from last couple of weeks now but I can't find where is this logo located I want to replace it with my own please help? I have searched from files but no ...
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Can't connect to internet in chroot using Cubic

Currently trying to modify a custom ISO image using Cubic. As per this, I am supposed to enter ln -sr /run/systemd/resolve/resolve.conf /run/systemd/resolve/stub-resolve.conf But what is returned ...
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How do I remove all Ubuntu branding and logos for a new distribution?

I am currently working on a modified version of Ubuntu, which I am considering distributing online. According to the Ubuntu Intellectual Property Rights Policy (https://www.ubuntu.com/legal/terms-and-...
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Releasing A Ubuntu Based Distribution [duplicate]

I have built a customized OS using Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. I have changed the UI, desktop environment, display manager and have also included some applications which were developed by me. This OS looks ...
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How do I remove any Ubuntu brand and trademark from my Ubuntu install?

I am running Ubuntu 17.10 and I would like to build a completely de-branded ISO of it. This means not just dropping the Ubuntu name from /etc/lsb_release but also deleting references in the text of ...
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How to set default icons and themes to create a custom Ubuntu distribution [duplicate]

I would like to make a custom Ubuntu distribution with custom themes and icons. I tried some methods but I couldn't change the theme or icons of my custom Ubuntu distribution. I have installed some ...
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how to make an automatic installation disk with a system image (14.04)

I need to deploy a master PC image to a large number of PCs with the ability to automatically partition disks. I found how to make a LiveCD from an installed and configured system, but there are no ...
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Are there unattended-upgrades security upgrades when LTS is over? [duplicate]

Are there security upgrades when LTS is over, at least form unattended-upgrades? That is, if I installed some Ubuntu and we reached some year and my LTS is over but I have an Ubuntu-Nginx server ...
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How can I create my own distro with live USB?

I had heard of the Chinese DE called Deepin and decided to try it out for myself. It ended up becoming my favorite DE! It runs well, looks great, and has good compatibility with my Ubuntu 17.10 ...
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Ubuntu software installation in air-gapped environments

Is there a recommended process for being able to install Ubuntu packages along their transitive dependencies, in an air-gapped IT environment having no direct Internet connectivity? I can think of ...
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How Can I Recreate Ubuntu Mini Remix?

Minibuntu/Ubuntu Mini Remix was a fully working Ubuntu livecd containing only the minimal set of software to make the system work. It is different from the minimal cd and is also different from ...
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Change Distribution Logo in KinfoCenter

I am trying to make a Ubuntu based distribution running KDE Desktop. I wish to modify the logo shown in Kinfocenter with my own distribution's logo. However I cannot find a script in /etc for ...
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Can I sell my modified version of lubuntu [duplicate]

I've recently developed a piece of software that runs on top of lubuntu as a bootable maintenance tool. Can I legally sell my modified version of lubuntu and make a profit off of the operating system ...
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Is there an easy way to remove all the Ubuntu Logos for a Ubuntu Custom LiveCD?

I've made a Custom Ubuntu LiveCD, and it's up and running, but now I have the task of removing all the Ubuntu Logos that I am unable to use in my Custom Distribution. Is there an easy to do this ? ...
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How to create a distro of ubuntu which I have already configured myself? [duplicate]

I am running a very customised Ubuntu 16.04, with a lot of programs already installed and a lot of other things set up and configured. I want to turn this into a distro/remix/flavour which I can give ...
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how to disable ubuntu install iso automatically upgrade distribution

I create an ubuntu 14.04 install iso and use cobbler help me to deploy system in my network. My question is, My install ISO's distibution is 14.04.1,but when cobbler finished system installation, I ...
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How to load docker image from a kickstart or preseed file?

I want to create customized ubuntu iso with docker engine installed. I also want to load some docker images in it. Docker Engine is installed. I could save docker image using docker save command. ...
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Custom live ubuntu and drivers

I want to create a custom live Ubuntu yet one thing concerns me: drivers. There are softwares such as Respin which takes the currently installed and customized linux distro and converts it to an iso ...
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How to make .iso of current installation using Respin?

Can someone please walk me through the use of the Respin tool to make a live copy of my .iso that I can use on other machines? I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Furthermore, can I then use this .iso with ...