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brucewagner
January 29th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Is it possible?
Easy?
If one wanted to remove all Mint branding on the surface and in name (while still giving all appropriate credit to Mint, Ubuntu, Gnome, Debian, Linux, etc.),
Install a bunch of cool apps and repositories that are not there by default,
Change the look, theme, etc.
Tweak the appearance,
Organize the launch icons and menu in a special custom way,..
... and give it a new name....
(1) Could one do this?
(2) Would removing all Mint branding be easy or hard?
(3) If yes, how?

Also,
(4) Once it's completely customized, is there a way to take an existing installation, and create a bootable DVD image which would reinstall it? An ISO file?
If not, maybe a partition imaging app (something like Ghost).... so that this little mini "distro" could be easily replicated for others...?

admiralspark
January 29th, 2010, 05:48 PM
Though I haven't been able to look to in-depth at it, try checking this link here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization).
I think there is an easier way to do it, but if that's what you're looking for then try it. Hopefully the guru's will chime in here!

EDIT: after making the ISO, you can use ubuntu's built-in USB Startup Disk Creator (System>Administration) to use it easily, should you choose to do so.

ankspo71
January 29th, 2010, 05:54 PM
Hi,

Have a look at remastersys. http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/ubuntu.html
It allows you to create a custom ISO (and or backup of your system) with all of your favorite applications installed. That step is pretty easy. As far as rebranding and or having other customizations, I know it's possible but I don't know how to do it yet.

MelDJ
January 29th, 2010, 06:13 PM
i prefer http://www.reconstructor.org/wiki/reconstructor/

dolphinaura
January 29th, 2010, 06:46 PM
hi,

have a look at remastersys. http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/ubuntu.html
it allows you to create a custom iso (and or backup of your system) with all of your favorite applications installed. That step is pretty easy. As far as rebranding and or having other customizations, i know it's possible but i don't know how to do it yet.

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