Custom Live CD

Mark Widdicombe mwiddicombe at
Fri Jul 9 07:52:17 UTC 2010

> > Good day all,
> >
> > I work in an office which is exclusively MS.  I have no internet
> access and am not permitted (or able) to install software on the PC my
> employers provide.  I have a problem in that the ugliness of the
> Windows interface and the dottiness of its design offend my
> sensibilities to the extent that I am getting close to resigning my
> position which I otherwise enjoy.  I have come upon a partial solution:
> I can run Ubuntu from a live CD and do almost everything I need to do
> with the PC gestapo none the wiser.  Unfortunately, the live CD does
> not come with audio and video codecs that would allow me to listen to
> music while I work, or some other software like latex that I use to
> prepare assignments for a course I'm doing.
> Maybe this will help you get started:
Sorry I top-posted in my last response!  Delete and use this one instead.

Hi Tim,

Thank you for your response.  I have seen that site, but it doesn't give information on cloning an existing installation, but rather on starting from scratch (first, download an ISO).  Ideally, I would like my live CD to be an exact clone of my home PC (data excluded).  I suppose if I have to start over and do everything according to those instructions, then so be it, but I was hoping there would be an easier way.



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