Building Customized Ubuntu Live-CDs With UCK On Ubuntu 9.04

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Author: Falko Timme
Last edited 05/18/2009

This guide explains how you can build customized Ubuntu (as well as Kubuntu/Xubuntu and Edubuntu) Live-CDs with the help of UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit) on Ubuntu 9.04. UCK allows you to customize the language and the applications on the Live-CD.

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!


1 Preliminary Note

In this example I will only change the language of the Live-CD to German. Of course, it is possible to make further modifications.


2 Installing UCK

In Ubuntu 9.04, UCK is available in the official Ubuntu repositories - we can therefore install it using Synaptic. Go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager:

Type in your password:

In Synaptic, you can use the Quick search field to search for the package uck. Then click on the checkbox left of the uck package and select Mark for Installation:

uck has some additional dependencies that need to be satisfied. Click on Mark to accept these dependencies:

Click on Apply afterwards to start the installation:

Confirm your selection by clicking on Apply again:

Afterwards, uck and its dependencies are being installed:

Click on Close afterwards and leave Synaptic:

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From: Mahmut Sedat Ero?ul at: 2009-06-08 16:33:16

uck 2.0.8 which can be installed through Synaptic/apt in Ubuntu 9.04 for the first time, fails if you answer "yes" to "Do you want to customize manually during building"; and later you want to use console;

but it is solved in uck 2.0.9 which you can find at sourceforge or download page at:

From: Anonymous at: 2009-06-07 04:23:13

Can't seem to get uck to butild a custom iso. Just get errors after answering the initial questions. It then uncompreses and starts to try to do something but chokes. to bad. I'll just stick with making fedora remix's because those tools work.  I'd like to give it a try sometime if they ever make it stable though.