How To Install Remastersys

What is remastersys?

Remastersys is an excellent tool for making an installable or live CD/DVD ISO image of your Ubuntu Linux installation. It's what was used to make my MyWikidot ISO installable image.

From the developer's web site:

Remastersys is a tool that can be used to do 2 things with an existing Klikit or Ubuntu or derivative installation.

  1. It can make a full system backup including personal data to a live cd or dvd that you can use anywhere and install.
  2. It can make a distributable copy you can share with friends. This will not have any of your personal user data in it.

Home page for this project:

To install Remastersys in Ubuntu:

The Remastersys repository needs to be added to your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Open a terminal window and type:

sudo nautilus

to launch the file browser with root privileges. Navigate to the /etc/apt/ folder and right click the sources.list file and choose "Open with text editor".

Paste the following into the sources.list file and save it.

# Remastersys
deb remastersys/

Open a terminal window and type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install remastersys

You will find Remastersys Backup installed in the System ยป Administration menu in the Ubuntu Desktop.

See the developer's web site for complete documentation.

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