Custom Live CD

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Jul 9 19:38:42 UTC 2010

On 07/09/2010 01:27 AM, Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
> Mark,
>> On 07/09/2010 03:52 PM, Mark Widdicombe wrote: 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.
> Check out Mondo Rescue.  ( It is
> included in the Ubuntu repositories. You can generate cold-iron
> rescue DVDs which will recover your system to the point when the
> images were created. I use it at home and work regularly.

Be aware that there are issues with the 10.04/grub2 & mondo:
 [mondo package doesn't cope with grub2] deb packages are here:
Also note that some recommend using a symlink:
However, notes:
Seems like it's looking for the grub.conf file in the wrong location.
The text above suggests making a symlink, but I've seen reports on the
Net that that will fail during a restore because it expects
/etc/grub.conf to be a real file, not a symlink.
So I'd try the version instead. As always, test first :-)
Main site is here:

That said, I'm not sure that mondo rescue would accomplish what the OP
is attempting to do as he's not wanting to restore the work machine, but
instead attempting to run live w/codecs etc. I'd recommend the USB
stick/key as Colin suggests.

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