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Remastersys 2.0-5 released - Hardy Heron direct install now supported!

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  • Remastersys 2.0-5 released - Hardy Heron direct install now supported!

    I have updated remastersys to 2.0-5 with the following changes:

    2.0-5 - added removal of /var/crash/* files so there aren't any crash reports
    - added proper check for arch for the disk defines file
    - added removal of the 70-persistent* files from the temp etc/udev/rules.d folder
    - added support for 8.04 for direct install option on grub boot of the livecd
    - fixed the issue where the Install icon stayed on the desktop for dist mode
    - added check for where Linux Mint puts stage2_eltorito
    - added version to remastersys gui info tab
    - removed Desktop icons for remastersys

    For those that don't already have it handy, here is the repo info for you /etc/apt/sources.list file.

    # Remastersys
    deb remastersys/

    This announcement post is being done from a remastered Ubuntu 8.04 install that was directly installed from the cd like the original Ubuntu livecd!

    For those interested in the road to 2.0-5, here is the rest of the changelog:

    2.0-4 - fixed issue with some system for creating livecd user
    - added further cleanup of /var for the dist version livecd
    - added a check for size - checking to make sure iso size is bigger than filesystem.squashfs since
    if it isn't then they have tried to backup too much data and the iso couldn't be created

    2.0-3 - fixed issue with user creation if running dist after backup
    - changed boot method for livecd to graphical grub
    - changed method for making the livecd to provide clean passwd,group,shadow,gshadow files by copying /etc over to dummysys and altering from there
    - added another remastersys folder under the WORKDIR in case the user chose an existing folder
    - removed apt-get clean and excluded the deb files so the users system stays intact
    - changed how the backup mode looks for the first user - safe now
    - removed sbm

    2.0-2 - fixed issue with authentication for backup mode
    - remove the -info option from the mksquashfs call
    - added more relevant info to the remastersys.log for troubleshooting

    2.0-1 - fixed the issue with the 2G limit
    - fixed issue with livecd user creation
    - changed how backup option works - now it bypasses the livecd user altogether and uses the normal installed system users
    - added creation of an md5sum for the iso file
    - fixed the issue with md5sums.txt on the livecd iso
    - removed the need for an original livecd - the livecd is now completely made from scratch
    - corrected the /var omissions
    - added remastersys-gui which also alows changes to the /etc/remastersys.conf file

    1.7 - had to revert back to separate squashfs calls 2G limit still there
    - added $WORKDIR/remastersys.log for mksquashfs and mkisofs output

    1.6 - combined dummy filesystem and main in one call to overcome 2G limit
    with squashfs erroring on lseek

    1.5 - added more accurate testing for which login manager is used

    1.4 - added ubiquity-frontend-kde for kde distros

    1.3 - added /etc/remastersys.conf
    - added cdfs and iso option
    - added custom iso naming to commandline option
    - added ability to change the livecd username in the config file
    - added ability change the livecd label in the config file

    1.2 - moved base dir to /home/remastersys from /remastersys since not all
    users will have a large root partition

    1.1 - added more checking for temp folders

    1.0 - First release.

  • #2
    First of all: Upload your souces too for a deb-src entry. Then: how about creating images from scratch? Similar to live-helper?


    • #3
      Its a script so it is the source. This is for Ubuntu and variants to make either a livecd backup or distributable iso.

      I will be working on a debian only version in the near future but for now it is only for Ubuntu and variants.

      I'm fairly new to the whole debian package thing so any tips you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

      Most of my Linux life was with Slackware.