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Remastering openSUSE : How to Build your Own openSUSE Based Distro

October 16th, 2008 by

kiwi imaging system

I’m writing an article series about : “Remastering openSUSE : How to Build your own openSUSE Based Distro” as part of my presentation at Indonesian openSUSE Community monthly meeting [0] last week. The article based on my experience while making openSUSE 11.0 KDE 3.5+Multimedia Support LiveDVD (beware with it’s restricted media if you want to rebuild this. I make it as part of my presentation tutorial).

I’ve posted 2 article for now, “Kiwi as imaging system and how to install it on openSUSE”[1] and “How to build openSUSE Minimal System LiveCD” [2] and currently writing the third article “How to make openSUSE 11.0 KDE 3.5 LiveCD”

[0] : http://vavai.net/2008/10/09/indonesian-opensuse-community-monthly-meeting-10/
[1] : http://vavai.net/2008/10/15/remastering-opensuse-how-to-build-your-own-opensuse-based-distro/
[2] : http://vavai.net/2008/10/15/how-to-build-opensuse-minimal-system-livecd/

It was not a completed tutorial but I hope it could helped you for making openSUSE with your own specification. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Note : The term “Remastering” would not correct either, because I simply described how to make openSUSE with our specified configuration and application without change any openSUSE branding, splash screen or another openSUSE trademark.

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5 Responses to “Remastering openSUSE : How to Build your Own openSUSE Based Distro”

  1. bico

    Thank you very much for the articles! I am also interested in remastering the whole install DVD with new default values for the installation ex. different language, timezone, window manager, and to skip some of these settings completely during install. I have heard of a “control” file that can handle this, but I don’t know how.

  2. James

    Thank you. I’ve been looking for something like this as I have been planning on creating a computer lab for my Boy Scout troop based on openSUSE and the educational add-on DVD.

  3. Michael

    This is perhaps a dumb (or easy) question: I know Novell insists that we remove the openSuse art for custom distro’s based on openSuse, but is there a way to replace the standard upstream art with our own? For instance building a custom distro for a company, it would be nice to just replace all the “Novell” and Susie logos with the company logo…

  4. Michael

    thanks bico. This tool looks like it could be used to replace the art too, with some work.

    I’ll have to try Rembrand against a Kiwi build, since the web site above seems to be working against a standard openSUSE DVD image, but I guess it should be the same or pretty close, since the Suse RPMs are all engineered to facilitate this script anyway.