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I have customized my linux to a great extent to meet my specific needs. I want to make a bootable DVD out of it, which I can install on whichever system I wish.

I have heard of a tool called remastersys.

  • What are the alternatives to this tool?
  • What are the pros and cons of each tool?
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Another software package that might serve your purposes is SystemImager; there is also bootCD, but as far as I'm aware it's pretty debian-specific.

If you want a customized linux distribution that you can run from a bootable CD or USB key without installing anything, you might want to look into customizing Knoppix

As with many things in linux, it depends a great deal on what you want precisely.

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mkcdrec was pretty good and lightweight (we used both it and systemimager), IIRC it's called rear now, probably easier to google up... – Michael Shigorin May 29 '14 at 21:02
@MichaelShigorin I dunno, googling "rear" sounds to me like a very risky proposition... – Shadur May 30 '14 at 7:24
that's why I mentioned mkcdrec in the first place :-) IIRC rear's homepage was rear.sf.net, it's redirect by now -- didn't try what's available from yet newer location. – Michael Shigorin Sep 4 '14 at 13:13

If your system is Ubuntu based use Ubuntu Customization Kit

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