Creating own distro/installer

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Creating own distro/installer

Postby pawRoot » 2017-10-22 18:33

Hi
Anyone know if there is some modern/easy way to create own distro based on current install?
I have Debian 9.2 with i3 and alot packages/configs, i spend much time configuring everything and would like to create USB installer for other machines.

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Re: Creating own distro/installer

Postby kedaha » 2017-10-22 21:01

For a start, look at:
DebianInstaller/Preseed and apbs04.html.en
And there's the helper script, apt-clone, to clone/restore an existing setup, in the Debian repository.
It will save/restore the packages, sources.list, keyring and automatic-installed states. It can also save/restore no longer downloadable packages using dpkg-repack.
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Re: Creating own distro/installer

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-10-22 23:24

There are also at least 3 or 4 topics/threads on the forum , where the same question was asked.
Not counting all the wonderfull tutorials that one will find if the do a serch using the same key words,
as the topic title. Adding Linux, or Debian to the search string narrows it down some.
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Re: Creating own distro/installer

Postby golinux » 2017-10-22 23:33

May the FORK be with you!
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Re: Creating own distro/installer

Postby pawRoot » 2017-10-23 09:10

kedaha wrote:For a start, look at:
DebianInstaller/Preseed and apbs04.html.en
And there's the helper script, apt-clone, to clone/restore an existing setup, in the Debian repository.
It will save/restore the packages, sources.list, keyring and automatic-installed states. It can also save/restore no longer downloadable packages using dpkg-repack.


I saw the wiki already but it seems super complicated for me.
I guess easiest option for me would be to use shell script then :/
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Re: Creating own distro/installer

Postby pcalvert » 2017-10-23 09:29

For what you want to do, this is your best option:
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in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become
rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.”
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Re: Creating own distro/installer

Postby pawRoot » 2017-10-23 10:20

I am testing refractasnapshot now, but i have also dumb question, where is the created ISO location lol

EDIT:
It's in /home/snapshot/
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Re: Creating own distro/installer

Postby Mrfai » 2018-02-24 12:40

I suggest using FAI. It's very flexible, you can easily create you own installation ISO. And FAI can do much more than just preseeding. For a first try, there's a new web service called FAI.me which creates customized installation images. https://fai-project.org/FAIme
If you want to create more complicated configs, you have to set up your own FAI server. Then you can build your own installation ISOs using the commands fai-mirror and fai.cd
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Re: Creating own distro/installer

Postby golinux » 2018-02-24 16:03

Refractasnapshot (and installer) FTW.
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