How to make my current system into a boot/install CD for later?

Asked by george_rutkay on 2009-03-07

Now that I've restored my system after a week of experimenting and messing up with wireless connection sharing, is it at all possible to somehow back up my entire system in the form of a live/install CD, so if I get to experimenting in the future and mess things up, I can reinstall my current configuration with no sweat?

Thanks,
geo

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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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2009-03-08
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2009-03-07
Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

Yes you can backup

I use sbackup

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/backup-and-restore-your-ubuntu-system-using-sbackup.html

select use a custom directory option to backup to a CD

george_rutkay (yaktur) said : #2

This doesn't look as if it would allow me to create a live install/boot CD? Will it?

Seems you want to make your Ubuntu distribution :-)

http://maketecheasier.com/reconstructor-creating-your-own-ubuntu-distribution/2008/07/05

Hope this helps

george_rutkay (yaktur) said : #5

I think reconstructor sounds like the right solution. But the download link doesn't work (so much for ideal).

I didn't see anything on the sourceforge link and the remaster package probably isnt quite what I had in mind.

Who else might have this reconstructor package? It really sounds like the ideal solution!

This link is working for me save the deb file and then open with gdebi...

http://reconstructor.aperantis.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=33&func=fileinfo&id=164

Hope this helps

george_rutkay (yaktur) said : #7

Thanks, this link did work for me!

george_rutkay (yaktur) said : #8

Thanks marcobra, that solved my question.