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How to create a custom ISO from existing fedora?

asked 2016-03-29 00:18:00 -0500

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updated 2016-03-29 14:05:45 -0500

Hi All,

I have a fedora 23 installation in which I have installed (theme icon ...) . I want to make a similar installation in another machine which does not have internet connectivity. So I am planning to create a custom installation from my existing machine. I went through the forum and saw many threads about custom installation using anaconda and kick-start. I felt kick-start being easy. My question is - How to custom ISO creation from existing fedora?.

Thanks in advance.

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Not so sure the linked question is duplicate. The question maybe yes, but the answers given is probably not what the person is looking for here.

ISO creation from existing fedora: Not possible.

Cloning (as described in the three year old answer): Possible but tricky (requires exact same partition layout, and similar hardware). I don't recommend doing that.

Kickstart: Good option! Create a kickstart file and start the installation on the new system using that kickstart file. You may need an internet connection if the custom packages are online.

Request to open this question again. Thx

gobigobi66 gravatar imagegobigobi66 ( 2016-03-29 11:13:26 -0500 )edit

It's open again.

ifohancroft gravatar imageifohancroft ( 2016-03-29 14:06:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-03-29 14:40:08 -0500

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updated 2016-03-29 15:51:40 -0500

There are some ways to do what you want but not as express in you question here are some ideas:

cloneyour Fedora disk using dd to a new disk, once completed install that disk into the other machine, while it may require a same size disk as long as there is not much hardware difference will work, like video cards or network cards.

If the machine that has no Internet can connect to your machine via network you can setup a repository on your machine so you can get updates from it, will recommend cobbler as tool to do that and manage the repository specially if you are going to do that with multiple machines, cobble allow kickstart scripts to define what you want installed on each machine along with other features.

You can also try this its a web application created on flask that allow you to create you own Fedora iso, Valentin the owner say it has some work to do but does the job. If you like to try it.

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answered 2016-03-29 18:44:45 -0500

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