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    Question openSUSE based distro.

    Hi all,

    I've been using Suse Studio for some time, and have worked out the basic parts of my openSUSE distro. I'd like to download it to my computer, make changes, install updates, applications, etc, then make a Live CD of it that I could distribute. I know something like Remastersys exists for Debian, but is there any alternative for openSUSE? I've searched around but to no avail. I don't want to use KIWI because I'm on a metered internet connection and also because KIWI isn't as flexible as doing it from scratch myself.

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    Default Re: openSUSE based distro.

    Hi
    Why not run in test drive, make your changes etc and save those? You can add (I would assume it's automatically added) any repository on OBS... then re-create you live CD as required for publishing in the gallery if required.
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    Default Re: openSUSE based distro.

    Hi,

    I would use the Testdrive, but

    1.) My internet connection's ping time is quite high, so my actions in Testdrive sometimes do not respond correctly and are very jerky.

    2.) The Testdrive window is small so not all the menus fit properly.


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    Default Re: openSUSE based distro.

    On Sat 04 May 2013 02:56:01 AM CDT, tamag901 wrote:


    Hi,

    I would use the Testdrive, but

    1.) My internet connection's ping time is quite high, so my actions in
    Testdrive sometimes do not respond correctly and are very jerky.

    2.) The Testdrive window is small so not all the menus fit properly.


    Hi
    Well there is always the Open Build Service, but creating images there
    uses kiwi. You can upload your changed files into SUSE Studio? Short of
    installing your own SUSE Studio and/or OBS appliance, I guess you could
    create as a VM as a basis and maybe find someone to collaborate with to
    help on SUSE Studio to create your appliance?

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    Default Re: openSUSE based distro.

    Hi,

    I know I could do all that, but I would just like to take a snapshot of my local hard drive and make it into a Live Disk without having to connect to Suse Studio (my connection is a bit flaky). Its easier than finding the modified file on my local VM, then uploading it to Suse Studio.

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    Default Re: openSUSE based distro.

    On 05/04/2013 06:36 AM, tamag901 wrote:
    > I would just like to take a snapshot of
    > my local hard drive and make it into a Live Disk


    not possible.

    your local hard drive contains a system which is not only exactly as
    you have decorated it, but also it is _specific_ to the hardware it
    is installed on (choices about drivers used and configurations file
    settings are automatically made during the install process)..

    if you could just push a button and make a live disk from that
    installed system, it might run fine on the same machine, but very
    unlikely it would run with any stability (if at all) on any other
    machine.

    make sense?

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    Default Re: openSUSE based distro.

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 05/04/2013 06:36 AM, tamag901 wrote:
    > I would just like to take a snapshot of
    > my local hard drive and make it into a Live Disk


    not possible.

    your local hard drive contains a system which is not only exactly as
    you have decorated it, but also it is _specific_ to the hardware it
    is installed on (choices about drivers used and configurations file
    settings are automatically made during the install process)..

    if you could just push a button and make a live disk from that
    installed system, it might run fine on the same machine, but very
    unlikely it would run with any stability (if at all) on any other
    machine.

    make sense?

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    Can't I just set yast-firstboot to reconfigure the system?

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    Default Re: openSUSE based distro.

    On 05/05/2013 05:26 AM, tamag901 wrote:
    > Can't I just set yast-firstboot to reconfigure the system?


    i have not tried that, but you might want to..

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    Default Re: openSUSE based distro.

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 05/05/2013 05:26 AM, tamag901 wrote:
    > Can't I just set yast-firstboot to reconfigure the system?


    i have not tried that, but you might want to..

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    So what application can I use to snapshot the hard drive?

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    Default Re: openSUSE based distro.

    On 05/05/2013 10:46 AM, tamag901 wrote:
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    > So what application can I use to snapshot the hard drive?


    it was your idea.
    i already wrote: "not possible."

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