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

Step 1:

Costumize your ubuntu/mint install.

(add programs, tweak system files, add themes, add compizfusion plugins, add loginscreen, add codecs, …)

Step 2:

Go to synaptic (system -> administration -> synaptic package manager). Go to “settings -> repositories”.

Pick the “third party software” tab and press “add”

enter this:

deb romeo/

Then press the reload button. Close synaptic.

Step 3:

Go to the terminal and enter this

sudo apt-get install remastersys

Step 4:

Look around the options the program gives you.

sudo remastersys

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

Clean up.

sudo remastersys clean

That’s it.


  1. it is nice and for making iso image with pre-installed packages…what packages we want that should be installed our system

    Am I correct??

    also i need to know how to change ubuntu logo during boot time as well as ubuntu name??

    Can we do?? If you ve any tips send to me

    • James
    • March 6th, 2010

    Keep getting dependecie not found errors, what the fuck is wrong?

  1. January 8th, 2008

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