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  1. #1
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    College Ubuntu

    I am Mechanical Engg Post-Grad student at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Being in research field(and also OpenSource Community fan for a long time now), using Ubuntu here in campus is almost a pre-requisitive. We have our college repositary which is properly maintained and also the new users have to do few tweaks to setup the internet and also download softwares from repo instead of the net.

    Is there a way to come up with pre-modified version of LTS specific to my college with these minor changes. It would be wonderful if I can add few softwares like gFortran, matplotlib-numpy, maybe OpenFOAM to this version. So the new students have easy time getting used to the OS.

    Any tutorial, suggestion would be great

    Thanks
    Tapan

  2. #2
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    Nov 2007
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    Re: College Ubuntu

    That is what preseed files are for: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/instal...x-preseed.html
    The installer uses the list of settings and packages in the preseed files instead of the relevant default settings.
    One big advantage of a preseed file instead of customizing-and-cloning a system is that it's easier to maintain across releases.
    Last edited by Cheesehead; July 12th, 2013 at 01:17 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Princeton, NJ
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    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: College Ubuntu

    Go virtual, or create some bootable USB device with a preinstalled system.

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