Customized Lubuntu Installer

Andre Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at
Mon Jun 30 03:11:51 UTC 2014

OBI is a good option... Of course you can do it manually...

Lately I have done some cloning with gnome-disks. It is very simple, you
install everything you want, open gnome-disks, click on root partition and
choose "more actions", then select "create image" option.

That created image might work on other hardware that has the same
archtecture (i386, amd64, ...). The only thing I did before doing the image
is to setup /etc/fstab to mount devices based on the path */dev/sdXX*.
Default configuration specify *UUID*, that might be different on other

I do not make image of /home partition (I make it separate). What I do is
to compress the /home/user directory, than on recover process I extract it
on drive and change its permissions accordingly.

To recover, or clone to another hardware, I make new partitions (with
gparted, on a live lubuntu), following the device/partition order. On my
image I made:
*Swap: */de/sda1
*Small Root (12Gb):* /dev/sda2 (I set BOOT flag on this, just like on
original installation)
*Home dir: */dev/sda3

gnome-disks images are not compressed, so, you need at least 12gb on drive
(the size of root partition) to store the created image. I use an external

Feel free to contact-me if anything is not clear enough for you, on case
you decide to try this method...

2014-06-28 16:25 GMT-03:00 Israel <israeldahl at>:

> On 06/28/2014 11:30 AM, emilianovazquez at wrote:
> > Hi guys!
> >
> > I need to install at least 50 lubuntu desktops. All of this desktops
> have diferent hds size, vga, sound, etc.
> >
> > I want to create a customized usb who install libreoffice with locale-es
> support, x11vnc with autlogin pre-configured with my own password,
> openssh-server,, create a specific user (administrator), and another stuff.
> >
> > I only need this installer ask the name of this pc and the ip address
> (fixed). This is for make a diference between those pcs.
> >
> > Is there any tutorial to make me the life easier!?
> >
> > Thanks for your time and have a good weekend!
> >
> > Emiliano
> > Enviado desde mi BlackBerry de Personal (
> >
> Hi!
> You are looking for Nio's awesome tool called OBI
> this page is a pretty full resource for what you want to do.
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