View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can we create an installable image from existing ubuntu installation ?

November 17th, 2010, 06:12 PM
I installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop and configured a lot(mainly setup git, heroku, rails etc), installed and setup lot of things on it to suit my needs. Now I want to move this setup to another machine and want to avoid all the setup again. Is there a way I can create an installer out of my existing ubuntu installation/partition which I can reuse for other machines?

November 17th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Welcome to the forums.

I think what you want are these but I have not used them.



When I want to copy my config from my desktop to my portable I exported a list of installed applications and listed history from command line and copied history into a bash file. I then run my bash file and include the reimport of all installed apps.

from lovinglinux - use dpkg to list installed apps

dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall > ubuntu-files
dpkg --get-selections > ubuntu-files

November 17th, 2010, 07:00 PM
The link posted by oldfred is giving 404 error here.


You can use remastersys to create a custom installation disc until the install size is less than 4GB. Here is another good guide for that.