Monday, January 24, 2011
Remastersys is very handy application that allows you to clone and backup your Linux distribution, including root, home, other partitions, and all personal, custom configuration to a fully deployable, bootable live CD.
Remastersys works for several distributions, including Ubuntu and its derivatives, like Linux Mint and Klikit Linux.
Other distributions with similar capabilities include PCLinuxOS (remasterme), Fedora (Revisor), and several versions of Mandriva live CDs (MCNLive editions). In this article, we will focus on Ubuntu.
Using Remastersys is a very simple procedure. It does not require any advanced knowledge or the use of the command line (although it is possible). A very friendly GUI allows you to create your own bootable CD, along with all your documents and carefully arranged settings, in just a few minutes.