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Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« on: September 28, 2018, 09:53:16 pm »
By the time I install Peppermint on someones computer and
do all the updates, download other software, and make all my
chosen configuration changes, it takes quite some time.

Once I get Peppermint installed and set up like I want,
I would surely like a way to make a .iso file of the system.
That way, I can make a live USB of just how I want the
system to be and fully updated (to that point in time).
Then I would only have to install to the system drive
and everything would be ready to go.

So, is there any way to do that ?

I use Timeshift and really like it as a snapshot restore program,
but I don't see any way to create a .iso file with Timeshift.

But, if I put a Timeshift snapshot on a USB, could it be restored
to a partition on another computer of the same size as the
partition on the computer from where it was made ?

What I need is to create a generic .iso with the programs and
configurations that I would put on a computer of someone else.

Any apps that would create a .iso of a Peppermint system ?

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Re: Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 02:32:50 am »
I have used Pinguy Builder to create isos from Peppermint 7, 8 and 9. Usb boots from bios and uefi computer.
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Re: Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 02:16:42 pm »
I use Pinguy Builder to make my custom iso

https://sourceforge.net/projects/pinguy-os/files/ISO_Builder/

5.1-8 is the latest

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Re: Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 10:15:05 pm »
I use Pinguy Builder to make my custom iso

https://sourceforge.net/projects/pinguy-os/files/ISO_Builder/

5.1-8 is the latest

Thanks for the link.

Will Pinguy Builder work on Debian based systems ? (MX Linux, for example, which is based on Debian Stable)

If not, is there an iso creation program for Debian that you know of ?
« Last Edit: September 29, 2018, 10:29:37 pm by arky217 »

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Re: Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2018, 08:19:49 am »
I thought MX had their own tool for creating an ISO from your system pre-installed (?)
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Re: Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2018, 03:01:43 pm »
Yes.  MX-17 has Snapshot under MX Tools which makes an iso of your configuration.

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Re: Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 04:54:14 pm »
Just got through using Pinguy Builder to make an iso file of my system,
BUT, I can't find the iso file.

I selected the first option, BACKUP (Backup complete system including user data),
and let it run til it finished and then some.

I searched first the PinguyBuilder folder, then the home folder, and finally the entire partition,
but no .iso file.

What could I have done wrong ?

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Re: Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2018, 06:25:53 pm »
Look for the directory under /home unless you renamed it, it is called Pinguy (I think)

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Re: Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2018, 08:59:01 pm »
Run
Code: [Select]
sudo updatedb
then
Code: [Select]
locate .iso
should give you a clue.
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Re: Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2018, 09:41:55 pm »
Run
Code: [Select]
sudo updatedb
then
Code: [Select]
locate .iso
should give you a clue.

Ran these two commands; no .iso file (except .iso files that were already on my
computer in the Downloads folder).

Pinguy Builder made the folder PinguyBuilder in the home folder
and all the associated folders under it, but none of them have the .iso file.

EDIT: Also, now when I open Synaptic Package Manager, I get an error
that says it can't read /etc/apt/sources.list.d,
and sure enough, the folder /etc/apt and all its contents is now gone !

And I used Synaptic just shortly before I started Pinguy Builder and it was fine,
so it seems that Pinguy Builder somehow caused /etc/apt folder to disappear.

But, I remembered Timeshift and booted up my P9 live USB, installed Timeshift
and restored a snapshot that I made yesterday, so all is well again with P9.
But now, I'm somewhat afraid to try Pinguy Builder again.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2018, 11:09:19 pm by arky217 »

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Re: Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2018, 10:32:36 am »
Just got through using Pinguy Builder to make an iso file of my system,
BUT, I can't find the iso file.

I selected the first option, BACKUP (Backup complete system including user data),
and let it run til it finished and then some.

I searched first the PinguyBuilder folder, then the home folder, and finally the entire partition,
but no .iso file.

What could I have done wrong ?

open Files then click on File System then click on Home you should see the Pinguy Folder open that you should see the custom ISO file you have to copy that file to another folder you cannot cut it unless you are in root you have to copy it

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Re: Create a .iso file from a Peppermint system
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2018, 06:45:23 am »
if I correctly understood - to save files of the user on liveDVD there is no desire? it is only necessary to create iso of system with the integrated updates and programs?
look at cubic:
https://launchpad.net/cubic