Trying to create a bespoke install disc

I am looking at creating an install disc (K/Ubuntu) where I can change the programs to be installed at installation. e.g. include Chrome/Gimp/Blnder etc… etc…
Is there any such utility out there. I have seen ‘uck’ in Kubuntu’s ‘Muon Package Manager’, can that do what I require?
Does anybody know?

Debian has this ability built in, as does Mint. I’m not sure if Ubuntu does - if it does, it’ll be in the applications menu somewhere

Might be called “remastering” or something like that

Yep, chemicalfan, I found it…

Thanks :slight_smile:

NO, chemicalfan probably meant Debians’ Remastersys

Yep the UCK or Debian’s Remastersys may help you do this.

Or you could figure out how to do it manually :slight_smile:

Hewre’s an article I wrote some time ago (so don’t trust the version) about the UCK
Never tried it with Kubuntu though.

I think Remastersys is now a dead project:

there’s certainly (AFAIK) no repo for recent versions … though you may still be able to download a .deb from somewhere

But what about my reference to ‘oem-config-remaster’ in Muon!
I’ve installed that but can’t find it anywhere, I’m thinking I may need to reboot…

Failed build.
The .iso is set to read only, how do I change that?
Also, a lot of files I’ve created are set to access only to ‘root’ user and not me pooky2483’ which makes it difficult when I want to change them or delete them, it simply wont let me do wither.

The oem-config packages are designed to allow an OEM (say Dell or someone like that) to be able to pre-install Ubuntu but when a customer gets the system home aqnd turns it on it will re-ask them for a username/password/etc. then set up the machine.
it also allows for the addition of custom repositories (and from what I can tell, a list of apps to be downloaded and installed during installation)

oem-config-remaster then builds an ISO image for Dell (or whoever) to use as the installation media.

[u][b]Perform end-user configuration after initial OEM installation[/b][/u]

The oem-config script re-asks a number of questions that are normally asked
during installation, and reconfigures the system accordingly. This allows a
vendor to install a skeleton system, clone it onto a large number of
machines, and ship it to end users, while still allowing end users to set
up their own username and password, language, timezone, and so on.

What it does NOT do is build an ISO image already containing additional packages that can be used in “Live” mode.

So…What exactly are you saying!
…That ‘oem-config-remaster’ is of no use to me?

And that uck is the same.


Were you just answering my question about ‘oem-config-remaster’?

If yes, how can I get uck to work on the .iso!

UCK should do the job… oem-config-xxxxxx will not do what “I think” you want.

Seems there was a known bug in the version in the repos … run:

sudo apt-get remove --purge uck

Now download and install this version:
and let us know if that too fails with the same message

It won’t install, it fails with Error:Cannot satisfy dependencies
It does not list missing dependencies!

try the 2.4.6 version:

The last version you said to try came up with ‘needs 2 dependencies’
and then installed them.

Why didn’t the other version do that???

It ran through it but reported the .iso file was read only.
The few changes were completed but it didn’t let me select programs to install at system install?

Ran it again and this time it gave me the option to run package manager but it reported ‘Unable to find package manager application’…

Does Kubuntu not not have Synaptic ?

I take it it installed this time ?

Kubuntu does not have synaptic, is uses Muon Package Manager

And, yes, partly, the first time it didn’t give me the option to install programs, the second time it did but failed because it does not have synaptec.

Forget “deos it work” … I’m asking if the uck_2.4.6-0ubuntu1_all.deb package installed correctly ?

If it installed correctly but doesn’t WORK correctly (because of the lack of synaptic) … either install synaptic, or use Ubuntu.

You’ll have to get used to applications designed for Ubuntu to NOT run “out of the box” in Kubuntu … quite a few will need tweaking.

Yes, it did install OK.

Install synaptic:

sudo apt-get install synaptic

and try again.

Synaptec is installed but is not ‘seen’ so I can’t install selected programs…