Although there are many tools to create your own installation flash drive or installation dvd, the truth is that there are few tools that allow you to go further and create your own custom Ubuntu. One of the most famous tools is Linux From Scratch but to use it you need to have very advanced knowledge of GNU / Linux.
A tool that didn’t need as much knowledge appeared recently but a beginner can’t use it either, it’s a tool called Pinguy Builder. Pinguy Builder allows us to create a custom version of any Debian-based distribution, However it was born for this distribution and comes from an old tool called remastersys.
It has managed to export Pinguy Builder to other distributions, for this reason not found in the official Ubuntu repositories and we need to download the deb package and install it manually. Once installed the setup and creation is easy.
Pinguy Builder installation
Installation is simple. First we download the package from this direction and once downloaded we copy it to the root directory of our Home. There we opened a terminal and wrote the following:
sudo dpkg -i pinguybuilder_4.3-2_all.deb
sudo apt-get install -f
This last command will only be used if the installation gives problems, Pinguy Builder needs a lot of dependencies and just with the dpkg command it is not enough sometimes to install it. Once we install it, run it from the Dash and we will see a screen with several visible options. These options will allow us to make a backup of our operating system, a copy that includes up to date system.
The second option called Dist allows us make an iso image with the copy of our operating system, Updates included. The third option is called Distcdfs and allows us to make a copy of operating system, including the file system. And finally the fourth option is called Distiso which allows us to perform an iso of the entire operating system. This last option will allow us modify Plymouth, sounds, wallpapers, desktops, etc … everything you need to customize Ubuntu and distribute it, either as an official distribution or for a business environment, whichever you prefer.