TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Remastersys-like snapshot iso builder.

I use Turnkey Linux for some of my projects and i needed a solution like mklivecd, remastersys, relinux, to build a snapshot from an installed system. But mklivecd is not available on debian, relinux and remastersys bloat the iso because of ubiquity dependencies.

So, here is it.  A modified Relinux for turnkey, works on lucid. Saves a complete snapshot of the hdd, it only deletes the udev network persistance so the netcards get configured when moved. Same di-live installer.

Maybe somebody needs this.

I made an upgrade to ubuntu 12 precise but i encounter a few problems and i dont know how to fix them yet.

Added Debian version. Works for Turnkey 12 rc .

Instalation of the script is simple as putting all files to theyr places and chmod x for /bin/relinux and /bin/remastersys .

To install the os after building the iso, boot normally and go to advanced menu, install option will be provided there.

The script is based on relinux 0.3, and the option for backup will not be available on relinux 0.4 as stated on relinux dev websute: *Backup mode T (will be removed in 0.4, as remastersys is good for the backup mode, relinux is not)*

Jeremy's picture

Nice work

And thanks for sharing. I'm sure it will be useful for someone!

:) You have no f@#$ idea ....

... how frustrated I was before I came accros this posting.

I have had my TKL servers running perfectly for sometimes. But because I'm always planning for the worse, I wanted a way to backup my system on a bootable CD. I basically fought to have remastersys installed, only to find out that the result is bloated and have errors when reinstalling from backup. 

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks,  thousands thanks.

True :)

I shared the feeling, enjoy!


relinux debian installation

I have downloaded the relinux_turnkey_debian.zip onto debian_jessie 7 and when i tried to follow the instructions in "INSTALL" file , couldnt do it

The instructions are :

To install, simply type this into a Terminal window:

sudo cp -R usr etc wubick/etc wubick/usr /

and i get an error when issued the above command.

please, help me out installing relinux for debian system

Is it one or another?

debian_jessie 7 -> is it Jessie or is it 7 ?

6 Squeeze / 7 Wheezy / 8 Jessie

On Debian 6 it works flawless.

On Debian 7 there were some missing packets. (retested now on TKL 13, Debian 7 and it works just fine)

On Debian 8 i haven't had the chance to test it yet.

As for the install, exclude wubick. I'll take a look at this script when i will have the time. Meanwhile you can try remastersys from http://www.remastersys.com/ it has a cli only option , but i dont know about Jessie.

skype me at metal696heart when you have time.

 


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