Make a livecd from your ubuntu or mint system
If you are like me (reinstall every month or so) this is a quite nice how-to.
Or if you just want your own live cd and publish it, this is for you.
It really isn’t that hard to make your own live cd.
The only things you need are:
– ubuntu or linux mint installed on your pc
– internet connection
– root (sudo) acces
– a blank cd or dvd
– some spare time
Costumize your ubuntu/mint install.
(add programs, tweak system files, add themes, add compizfusion plugins, add loginscreen, add codecs, …)
Go to synaptic (system -> administration -> synaptic package manager). Go to “settings -> repositories”.
Pick the “third party software” tab and press “add”
deb http://www.linuxmint.com/repository romeo/
Then press the reload button. Close synaptic.
Go to the terminal and enter this
sudo apt-get install remastersys
Look around the options the program gives you.
Make the live cd.
sudo remastersys dist
This will create an iso image called customdist.iso in the /home/remastersys directory. The dist option makes that your personal folder (e.g. /home/rw) will not be included in the iso image. You might have to insert your Ubuntu/Linux Mint installation CD during the process.
Burn the iso to cd or dvd (depending on size).
To burn iso’s I suggest K3b, it works in gnome and kde and is in the repositories.
sudo remastersys clean