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Offline dyfi

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ISO from running Manjaro
« on: 16. July 2015, 08:42:22 »
Have fun with an ISO. 

The link below will show you how to manipulate a Debian ISO from the terminal and create an ISO from your Debian install, running.  I have used this method a few times, it works, is reasonably easy and straightforward to understand.  There are a couple of GUI programs for Debian (Refracta Tools, Systemback) which will will also create an ISO for you.

https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?18174-How-to-make-a-iso-from-my-istalled-operating-system!!!!!!

There is no software (that I'm aware of) available for Manjaro that will create an ISO of Manjaro running.  I have been unsuccessful with using the above method on Manjaro, have tried a few cli manipulations.  Could it be made to work?

I am aware of "manjaro-tools-iso".

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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #1 on: 16. July 2015, 09:17:18 »
Theres
 a few remastering software packages
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_remastering_softwar... theres also
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_Master which has Nero support for
those that have media issues.

But  ... yes Manjaro has its own tools :)
https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Build_Manjaro_ISOs_with_buildiso
https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Buildiso_with_AUR_packages:_Using_buildpkg

this page https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=22969.0 (and associated forum posts) very useful ;)

(still working them out,myself)
« Last Edit: 16. July 2015, 09:48:22 by withjaro »
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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #2 on: 16. July 2015, 16:09:35 »
withjaro is right.

when you follow this guide: https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=Build_Manjaro_ISOs_with_buildiso
you can create a copy on ISO of your current running system, just copy ALL relevant folders to your ISO (e.g. home and maybe /bin and /usr/bin folder - including all hidden files).
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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #3 on: 16. July 2015, 16:15:01 »
The wiki needs updating.
Its not necessary to install with pacman -U.
Repo version is fine.

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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #4 on: 16. July 2015, 16:22:21 »
Thank you all for the answers.  This will be my next project.

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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #5 on: 16. July 2015, 17:05:51 »
Much better to create with manjaro-tools that to manipulate existing iso.

buildiso creates you the iso image.
You can easily customize to make your own spin.

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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #6 on: 18. July 2015, 17:14:10 »
Well, I've managed on my first attempt to create a standard Xfce bootable .iso.  As yet, I have not grasped how to incorporate my running system settings into the .iso - can anyone point out exactly how to do it please.

Excalibur1234 quoted:-

you can create a copy on ISO of your current running system, just copy ALL relevant folders to your ISO (e.g. home and maybe /bin and /usr/bin folder - including all hidden files).

Surely they need to be copied over before the .iso is created.

Any help will be appreciated.



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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #7 on: 19. July 2015, 08:54:54 »
I've worked it now on the second attempt - thanks again to those who answered.

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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #8 on: 19. July 2015, 14:32:24 »
I've worked it now on the second attempt - thanks again to those who answered.
it should become clear when reading the linked wiki page.
glad you figured it out.
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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #9 on: 19. July 2015, 14:59:56 »
you can create a copy on ISO of your current running system, just copy ALL relevant folders to your ISO (e.g. home and maybe /bin and /usr/bin folder - including all hidden files).

But how to produce an ISO with that, exactly, and reinstall the result ? Or I missed something ?  ::)
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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #10 on: 20. July 2015, 03:33:27 »
Much better to create with manjaro-tools that to manipulate existing iso.

buildiso creates you the iso image.
You can easily customize to make your own spin.

I agree completely, Manjaro tools is a much better option for building a custom ISO.

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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #11 on: 20. July 2015, 21:44:37 »
But how to produce an ISO with that, exactly, and reinstall the result ? Or I missed something ?  ::)
if you copy the /bin, /home, and /etc folder (and other folders, which are needed - maybe all?) to the ISO profile, it should be possible to reinstall your system on another computer.
i have never tried that, though.

also, it is maybe a bad idea to that (e.g. if you are using proprietary gpu drivers on your system and the 2nd computer needs a different gpu driver).

what do you think?
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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #12 on: 20. July 2015, 21:54:34 »

also, it is maybe a bad idea to that (e.g. if you are using proprietary gpu drivers on your system and the 2nd computer needs a different gpu driver).


This problem i see in other forum : user build an iso with systemback o remastersys and use a gpu driver ati not open , when an other user install this iso the de not run because the driver is wrong  :P
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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #13 on: 20. July 2015, 22:15:33 »
if you copy the /bin, /home, and /etc folder (and other folders, which are needed - maybe all?) to the ISO profile, it should be possible to reinstall your system on another computer.
i have never tried that, though.

also, it is maybe a bad idea to that (e.g. if you are using proprietary gpu drivers on your system and the 2nd computer needs a different gpu driver).

what do you think?

Imho, a tool doing the save restore from iso is missing. It's no the same goal than a customized ISO.

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Something like a bootable ISO with a syslinux.
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Re: ISO from running Manjaro
« Reply #14 on: 22. July 2015, 13:47:43 »
Imho, a tool doing the save restore from iso is missing. It's no the same goal than a customized ISO.

i agree.
it is possible to backup your complete system with manjaro-tools, but it is not the intended purpose of manjaro-tools.

a tool to backup and restore a complete system could be much simpler.
for example: 2 buttons: "backup system to ISO file* " and "restore system from ISO file* ".
* = warning: if you have installed proprietary gpu drivers, you system restore will NOT be able to run on different hardware.
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