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#1 2021-06-23 04:44:53

b197rt
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Customizing Bunsen ISO

Earlier I did a post in the Tutorials and Tips forum about how I went about customizing a BunsenLabs ISO to use a tweaked theme in Live mode.

Instead of retyping it all, here is the link to the post:

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=7658

Can anyone tell me if this is the correct way to customize an ISO?  If it's not or if there is a better way, please let me know.

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#2 2021-06-23 05:20:39

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Re: Customizing Bunsen ISO

It's a very complicated subject, and there are many ways of tweaking/customizing an iso.

The most "correct" way to make a custom iso is to build it yourself using eg live-build, but there are many others in between.

If you web search variations on 'custom debian iso' you'll find a lot of reading material, though there's plenty of obsolete info out there too. Here are a few links from the Debian Wiki:
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Modify/CD
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Preseed
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Preseed/EditIso


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#3 2021-06-23 05:35:16

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Re: Customizing Bunsen ISO

@johnraff thank you for the reading material.  I wasn't aware there were that many ways of going about this.  Can you see any flaws in the way I customized mine?  This is the first time doing this since I was a #! user in 2014-2015 IIRC.

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#4 2021-06-23 05:39:24

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Re: Customizing Bunsen ISO

Another one which - along with the first one above - looks close to what you did:
https://wiki.debian.org/ManipulatingISOs

Read those two and you'll probably know more about it than I do. smile

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#5 2021-06-23 05:42:19

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Re: Customizing Bunsen ISO

Thanks again johnraff!

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#6 2021-06-23 23:57:33

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Re: Customizing Bunsen ISO

Just to add, documentation on live-build and it's forks is quite scarce. It took tons of reading through old Debian mailing lists and hours of trial and error with the live-build manual before I could even build our first presentable alpha build, and I needed John's help with the pre-seed file. That was 6 years ago, so things are slightly better now. Kali Linux has added a lot of documentation.

https://live-team.pages.debian.net/live … ex.en.html

https://lists.debian.org/debian-live/

https://www.kali.org/docs/development/l … -kali-iso/

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#7 2021-07-04 06:32:31

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Re: Customizing Bunsen ISO

Another Debian Wiki page on repacking Debian isos.

This is not trivial ...

https://wiki.debian.org/RepackBootableISO


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