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    Default how can i make an iso image from my distro?

    hi all.

    i am a new user on opensuse 11.4, i want to make an iso image from my current distro without my personal data,to share it with my Friends,just like "remastersys" program on Ubuntu,how can i do this?
    but please use a simple Language,because i am a Arabic user and i do not speak English very well.

    thanks.

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    Default Re: how can i make an iso image from my distro?

    Welcome to the forums. Glad to hear you are so enthusiastic about openSUSE that you want to share it.

    However, you cannot do this because the system you created during the installation is tailored precisely to your hardware and will not run on any other hardware. Assuming you used an openSUSE Live-CD to install your system, just give you friends a copy of that CD.

    Or, if they do not have fast broadband connections, get someone who has to download the DVD and then copy that for your friends. They may still have to download a few things but most will be on the DVD.

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    Welcome to the forums. Glad to hear you are so enthusiastic about openSUSE that you want to share it.

    However, you cannot do this because the system you created during the installation is tailored precisely to your hardware and will not run on any other hardware. Assuming you used an openSUSE Live-CD to install your system, just give you friends a copy of that CD.

    Or, if they do not have fast broadband connections, get someone who has to download the DVD and then copy that for your friends. They may still have to download a few things but most will be on the DVD.
    thank you very much.

    but the distro i make has got a lot of updated packages and tools and improvements that it is not on the live cd or DVD!
    is there anyway or script to make the iso image with no problems at the hardware ?because my friends need a complete distro!(will they are not friends Literally,they are the arabic users,the distro i make is for them all!)

    thanks.

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    Default Re: how can i make an iso image from my distro?

    Mhannysabbagh wrote:

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    >> Welcome to the forums. Glad to hear you are so enthusiastic about
    >> openSUSE that you want to share it.
    >>
    >> However, you cannot do this because the system you created during the
    >> installation is tailored precisely to your hardware and will not run on
    >> any other hardware. Assuming you used an openSUSE Live-CD to install
    >> your system, just give you friends a copy of that CD.
    >>
    >> Or, if they do not have fast broadband connections, get someone who has
    >> to download the DVD and then copy that for your friends. They may still
    >> have to download a few things but most will be on the DVD.

    > thank you very much.
    >
    > but the distro i make has got a lot of updated packages and tools and
    > improvements that it is not on the live cd or DVD!
    > is there anyway or script to make the iso image with no problems at the
    > hardware ?because my friends need a complete distro!(will they are not
    > friends Literally,they are the arabic users,the distro i make is for
    > them all!)
    >
    > thanks.
    >

    Install the package yast2-product-creator and have a look at it (it appears
    in yast of course and its name is product creator).
    Take a look at kiwi if you like that more.
    Take a look at openSUSE studio at http://susestudio.com/

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    Default Re: how can i make an iso image from my distro?

    On 2011-04-17 20:36, Mhannysabbagh wrote:
    >
    > hi all.
    >
    > i am a new user on opensuse 11.4, i want to make an iso image from my
    > current distro without my personal data,to share it with my Friends,just
    > like "remastersys" program on Ubuntu,how can i do this?
    > but please use a simple Language,because i am a Arabic user and i do
    > not speak English very well.


    You can do a backup of your system to a bootable dvd with Mondo Rescue, I
    think.

    The classical "susified" method is "autoyast". Basically is a list of
    packages in an xml file, and rules for duplication, I think, which the
    installation DVD can read automatically somehow.

    But you would also need to make at least a copy of the update repo on
    another dvd or sub disk, or an installation server, to avoid having to
    download all the updates from internet.

    Another interesting tool I haven't experimented with is product creator and
    image creator (kiwi).

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    Default Re: how can i make an iso image from my distro?

    Check out SUSE Studio. You can build a custom live appliance, based on your own system if you wish.

    Welcome – SUSE Studio

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    Default Re: how can i make an iso image from my distro?

    thank you all,i will try these solutions.
    thanks.

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    Default Re: how can i make an iso image from my distro?

    ok, i have tried yast2-product-creator but when i try to build the iso image i got this:
    SUSE Paste
    what is the problem??
    thanks.

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    Default Re: how can i make an iso image from my distro?

    Mhannysabbagh wrote:

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    > ok, i have tried yast2-product-creator but when i try to build the iso
    > image i got this:
    > 'SUSE Paste' (http://paste.opensuse.org/49528949)
    > what is the problem??
    > thanks.
    >

    The product creator can obviously not read the cd/dvd you used as one of the
    repositories
    Code:
    Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid
    repository.
    Problem reading data from 'cd:___?devices=_dev_disk_by-id_ata-
    TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S203D' media
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    Default Re: how can i make an iso image from my distro?

    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    Mhannysabbagh wrote:

    >
    > ok, i have tried yast2-product-creator but when i try to build the iso
    > image i got this:
    > 'SUSE Paste' (SUSE Paste)
    > what is the problem??
    > thanks.
    >

    The product creator can obviously not read the cd/dvd you used as one of the
    repositories
    Code:
    Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid
    repository.
    Problem reading data from 'cd:___?devices=_dev_disk_by-id_ata-
    TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_SH-S203D' media
    --
    PC: oS 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.6.1 | GeForce
    9600 GT | 4GB Ram
    Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.6.0 | nVidia
    ION | 3GB Ram
    thank you for that, i fixed the problems from the repos.
    thanks.

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