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    Default software similar to Remastersys?

    I installed opensuse 11.4 on a virtual box , made tweaks, edits, updates, installs, and I want to install it on a hard drive but I want to install it with all the tweaks/installs i made in virtualbox. There's a program in Ubuntu called Remastersys that will create an ISO with all the packages and updates already on the distro and I'm looking for something similar in OpenSUSE. Can it be done? Is there another route I can take that will create an iso out of all the software updates/installs thats I've made?

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    Default Re: software similar to Remastersys?

    On 2011-06-22 15:36, maciej234 wrote:
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    > I installed opensuse 11.4 on a virtual box , made tweaks, edits,
    > updates, installs, and I want to install it on a hard drive but I want
    > to install it with all the tweaks/installs i made in virtualbox.
    > There's a program in Ubuntu called Remastersys that will create an ISO
    > with all the packages and updates already on the distro and I'm looking
    > for something similar in OpenSUSE. Can it be done? Is there another
    > route I can take that will create an iso out of all the software
    > updates/installs thats I've made?


    dd

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    Default Re: software similar to Remastersys?

    Is that going to create an iso that's 1-1.5 gb, or is that going to clone my hard drive? I just want to install this copy of opensuse on another hard drive without going thru the trouble of downloading updates and software again

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    Default Re: software similar to Remastersys?

    I have used Ghost to deploy images. I'll configure my machine the way I want it and then before I Ghost it will configure and run firstboot - openSUSE Lizards So far I only use ext3 file system as Ghost doesn't work with anything else but that isn't a big deal for me. My custom install is about 600MB which I could make smaller if I used SUSE Studio - Welcome – SUSE Studio

    Firstboot and Ghost is very easy and has worked flawlessly which is the primary reason my images use openSUSE.

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    Is it possible to build a 'DAILY BUILD/SNAPSHOT' using suse studio? I can't seem to figure out how to select all the updated packages

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    I am little confused on how you are defining daily builds and snapshots. With SUSE Studio, which is free to use so feel free to experiment, you can build a custom SUSE build. You can add custom repos or use the base ones which will automatically have the current packages. Once you have everything squared away you can have it build an ISO, VM, harddisk, and others (can't remember all the different formats) then you can download it and use it. If you need to update something you can do so and create a different version of your build so you can have something like build 0.0.1 and then build 0.0.2 or however you want to number your builds.

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    Default Re: software similar to Remastersys?

    On 2011-06-22 17:06, maciej234 wrote:
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    > Is that going to create an iso that's 1-1.5 gb, or is that going to
    > clone my hard drive?


    A clone. Easier would be clonezilla.

    http://www.clonezilla.org/

    > I just want to install this copy of opensuse on
    > another hard drive without going thru the trouble of downloading updates
    > and software again


    I know.

    You can copy it over by many methods, but none as the one you mention from
    ubuntu (if I can guess right what it does).

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    Default Re: software similar to Remastersys?

    Quote Originally Posted by maciej234 View Post
    I installed opensuse 11.4 on a virtual box , made tweaks, edits, updates, installs, and I want to install it on a hard drive but I want to install it with all the tweaks/installs i made in virtualbox. There's a program in Ubuntu called Remastersys that will create an ISO with all the packages and updates already on the distro and I'm looking for something similar in OpenSUSE. Can it be done? Is there another route I can take that will create an iso out of all the software updates/installs thats I've made?
    I don't think so. The virtual hardware will be different from your actual hardware, so a dd probably will just freeze your system. Think about video drivers, for instance. What you can easily do is copy your /home folder (including hidden files) to the real partition you'll use as /home so you won't loose any of your desktop or apps configurations.

    But you'll have to update again, I'm afraid. This remastersys seems very interesting, specially for corporate sysadmins.

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    Default Re: software similar to Remastersys?

    Quote Originally Posted by D8TA View Post
    I am little confused on how you are defining daily builds and snapshots. With SUSE Studio, which is free to use so feel free to experiment, you can build a custom SUSE build. You can add custom repos or use the base ones which will automatically have the current packages. Once you have everything squared away you can have it build an ISO, VM, harddisk, and others (can't remember all the different formats) then you can download it and use it. If you need to update something you can do so and create a different version of your build so you can have something like build 0.0.1 and then build 0.0.2 or however you want to number your builds.
    I ended up adding the tumbleweed repo and that's good for now. I'll have to try out some backup software and see what works. I just need something I can backup, and then use the same program to restore.

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