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Michaelg14
November 22nd, 2008, 11:06 PM
Is it possible to create an ISO disk image from scratch with all the updates since 8.10 was first released. I would like to install Ubuntu on a number of systems but don't want to spend the time downloading all the updates. A DVD is acceptable.

chazn85
November 23rd, 2008, 12:07 AM
the easy way probably not unless all the machines are of the same spec

hankinator
November 23rd, 2008, 12:23 AM
I spent, and wasted a few dozen CD's trying to create an ISO, all i was doing was changing the boot screen, in ubuntu to something else with another image (same format, same resolution), and i used many different programs but yet it failed, so well yeah, your better off just letting it go, or buying uber professional software. cause its not the problem of getting the files together, its the problem of compiling the files for the ISO.

kestrel1
November 23rd, 2008, 12:28 AM
If the machines are of a similar spev you may be able to get them running this way:
1) Install one system with all of the updates installed.
2) create an image of the hard drive of that machine on a DVD
3) restore the image on to the other machines hard drives.

To do this you could use something like Norton Ghost, Acronis TrueImage etc. There is a Linux based drive cloning program called Ghost for Linux:
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Hardware/Ghost-for-Linux-053.shtml

ciscosurfer
November 23rd, 2008, 12:33 AM
Is it possible to create an ISO disk image from scratch with all the updates since 8.10 was first released. I would like to install Ubuntu on a number of systems but don't want to spend the time downloading all the updates. A DVD is acceptable.Something like slipstreaming?

These should help:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=716892
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/38101
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Aubuntuforums.org+slipstreaming+ubuntu&btnG=Search

Michaelg14
November 23rd, 2008, 02:57 AM
Thanks to everyone. I think using the /var/cache/archive packages will be enough. I will try it after T-giving.

MunkyJunky
November 23rd, 2008, 03:04 AM
Theres some software you can use to make a snapshot of your system, for a personalised version of ubuntu, called remastersys, or reconstructor. I've never used them, but i imagine that would snapshot all the updates with it.