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Original author(s) Tony Brijeski (aka Fragadelic)
Developer(s) Tony Brijeski
Stable release 2.0.23-1 (Debian); 3.0.4-2 (Ubuntu) / January 17, 2012 (2012-01-17)
Development status inactive[1]
Written in Bash
Operating system Debian / Ubuntu
Platform Linux
Available in English
License GNU GPL Version 2

remastersys is a free and open source program for Debian, Ubuntu-based, or derivative software systems that can:

  • Create a customized Live CD/DVD (a remaster) of Debian and its derivatives.
  • Back up an entire system, including user data, to an installable Live CD/DVD.

As of April 28th, 2013, the originator's direct development has ceased.[1]
As of April 29th, 2013, development (project "fork") is in transition to new supporters.[2] [3]


It was initially created to be able to easily back up or create a distributable copy of an Ubuntu or derivative installation. Inspiration for this tool came from the mklivecd script that Mandriva uses and the remasterme script that is in PCLinuxOS. Since those scripts were not very easy to port to Ubuntu, it was written from scratch.


remastersys is intended to serve as an easy way to create a customized Live CD/DVD version of Ubuntu. The resulting iso can also be installed on a USB pendrive, creating a Live USB distro, using either a command-line approach[4] or a graphical tool such as UNetbootin.

It has a command line version and a GUI version.

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