|Original author(s)||Tony Brijeski (aka Fragadelic)|
|Stable release||2.0.23-1 (Debian); 3.0.4-2 (Ubuntu) / January 17, 2012|
|Operating system||Debian / Ubuntu|
|License||GNU GPL Version 2|
- Create a customized Live CD/Live USB (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.
After this project development ceased by the originator - Fragadelic, a group of developers who are members of Copper Linux User Group in Arizona, began Respin. This development (project "fork") is in transition to new supporters. The original code was received by the originator and the team members discussed the fork with him. This fork released a working version late July 2015.
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 or a graphical tool such as UNetbootin.
It has a command line version and a GUI version.
- "Ubuntu 8.04 USB Hard Drive install". pendrivelinux.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.