View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do I make an ISO of my ubuntu setup?

October 11th, 2010, 04:57 PM
I installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix. I've removed some programs I never use, and added some that I do. I'd like to make a bootable USB key of MY ubuntu setup, with my apps and settings.

I've been searching and seen lots of info on how to back up your files to a hard drive, and lots on how to download and use an existing ISO file, but nothing on how to make my own ISO from my computer setup.

Is this something within reach of a newbie? Is there a tutorial out there?


Samsung NC10 Netbook, Atom processor, 1 GB ram
Ubuntu 10.04 (although am open to 10.10)
zero command-line experience

October 11th, 2010, 05:05 PM
try remastersys from the software centre

October 11th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Thanks celticbhoy,

remastersys looks like exactly what I want. However, when I try to download it, it says "The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated sources."

Do you have any ideas how to get around this?


October 11th, 2010, 08:02 PM
In software centre, click on edit --> software sources.

make sure all four of the top options are checked

October 11th, 2010, 08:22 PM
Sorry, my mistake. What you need to do is this :-

Go to system --> Admin --> Synaptic

Then setting --> repositories --> other tab

click add & paste this

deb http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/repository karmic/

then reload & search for remastersys click & install.

October 12th, 2010, 03:09 PM
Thanks! Got it!