I’m trying to convince a friend to use linux. For that, I would like to build a custom live cd which contains all programs and settings I have currently installed. This way he is ready to go and doesn’t need to config everything. Looking on the internet I found a great app which could do this: Remastersys - Create custom Ubuntu (live) CD - Tutorial
A quote from this site which explains exactly what I want to do:
Remastersys is a very handsome application. In a way, it is an on-the-fly imaging software. But it also allows you to boot your image as a live CD, reinstall it on another machine - or give it out to friends (if you have any), as a ready-to-use Linux, with every little hack and trick you like already implemented.
It can do a backup including user data (see the screenshots).
Now I would like to know if there is a similar program for opensuse? I looked for Yast-Image-creator (Kiwi) and yast-product-creator but those don’t fit the bill. It seems I can only select some extra packages from repos to create a live-cd. Want I want is just copy my currently installed distro and wrap it in a bootable live cd.
I agree, I use Remastersys to distribute OS but can’t do it with Suse which I like much better. I tried Suse studio, but you can’t customise it like you can in your own computer and upgrade it as you can with remastersys. Each time you change it you’d have to download it again, boring and wasteful.
I installed Kiwi, but can’t even find it to see what it can do. I really love Suse, but it has it’s problems interacting with other linux, especially dual booting and imaging OS.