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!


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