The twisted train of links that led me to capink’s howto for designing your own personalized Ubuntu live CD is (like the grammar of this sentence) lost to me. However, for a copy-and-paste howto, that one is terrifyingly easy. It only took me about 20 minutes, on a 1Ghz machine, to repack, slice and dice my standing installation into a bootable ISO.
And the thing really worked, too. I rebooted and it loaded a desktop that looked remarkably like the same one I had just left, with the added fun of a read-from-CD lag whenever I clicked on a program.
When it’s that easy to remaster an entire Ubuntu system, one can only wonder what could happen next. Besides the obvious usefulness of carrying around a pure, default system identical to the one I have at home, there’s all kinds of potential.
Let’s see what trouble I can get into now. … 😈