How-To: Remaster Debian 6 "Squeeze"
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that the latest versions of Fresh OS are up on my SourceForge site. Yay! These are the download links (for Traditional, Elementary, and Light), and I am also going to link to the project wiki as well. I'm still working on the wiki, so please be patient. In any case, I strongly recommend that you try it out (and if you're especially bold, install it (though be warned that the installer is the Remastersys installer which isn't very consistent), and please let me know what you think either in this blog's comments or in a review on the project's SourceForge page. Thanks!
So this post is just going to be about how I did it. Follow the jump to read more (and to see screenshots of the finished product).
Post-installation, I downloaded all upgrades as well as all of the packages that I wanted. As this was the making of Fresh OS, these included the new Mint Menu and Mint icons/desktop theme from the Linux Mint unstable ("Romeo") repositories. I then added Hadret's Debian PPA (repository) to the list of repositories in Synaptic Package Manager. I then installed packages from that repository, including the Nautilus Elementary mod and the GNOME global application menu panel applet. Finally, I fiddled with the software selection, replacing F-Spot with Shotwell (and sometimes OpenOffice.org with Abiword and Gnumeric or Rhythmbox with DeaDBeeF).
After that, I went to the Remastersys website, added the repository to the list in Synaptic Package Manager, and installed it. Before anything else, I copied all the hidden files and folders (using "gksu nautilus" for a root file manager and Ctrl+H to show hidden folders) to the directory "/etc/skel/". This allows Remastersys to actually incorporate custom configurations into the ISO file. I then just ran "sudo remastersys backup" in the terminal and an ISO file was created.
(UPDATE: It seems like clickable (expandable) images are back! Yay!)