I did see this question on other threads - but I'm going to be a bit more specific.

Let's say I would like to take the Debian base (stable) and then rename it and add some own repos (and packages). How do I then generate an ISO image properly? How do I modify the installer?

I just wan't to learn - not anything too professional.


As for the installer, just use Systemback or a similar program for installing your "own" distribution. With a tool like this, you can copy your currently used system in its current state to for example a DVD. After you boot from this DVD it will be like your system, which has Systemback installed, which lets you once again install this very system onto any computer.

Read the tutorials on how to use the Live system create and System install features.

  • Thanks a lot! If I instead would like to use a repository instead of my very own system, do you know if that's possible? – MrKaKisen Apr 1 '17 at 17:18
  • What exactly do you mean? – Akito Apr 1 '17 at 17:19
  • Great question XD. – MrKaKisen Apr 1 '17 at 21:31
  • I more meant like, how would I do it if it's wouldn't necessarily be based on the running system? – MrKaKisen Apr 1 '17 at 21:32
  • You mean you just want to apply a certain configuration to future distros? That's more tricky. Especially the newer the distros are and the older your configurations this might be already incompatible. And even if it is compatible, in theory, this doesn't mean it will work flawlessly too often, because every hardware setup is different and makes the whole system, including the OS running on it, different. So, in theory, if you have some stock pc from Dell on something, where this configuration works and you want to apply this configuration on more of the same PCs, then it'd work, I guess. – Akito Apr 1 '17 at 23:20

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