Fork in the road
Remastersys has always been one of the most popular scripts for transforming a customised Ubuntu installation into a bootable ISO image. It drew inspiration from Mandriva’s mklivecd, but was written for Ubuntu. When the original script ceased development, it was forked by several other projects, most noticeably Bodhi Linux and PinguyOS. We’ve used the Bodhi Linux fork called Bodhibuilder in this article and you can just as easily use PinguyOS’s fork named Pinguy Builder.
Besides these, there’s now something of an official fork of the original script. Dubbed Linux Respin, this script is hosted at the original remastersys.org website. Unlike the other two however, Linux Respin focuses on creating custom spins from Debian and Linux Mint. There’s also a version that will work on one of Free Software Foundation’s favourite distributions called Trisquel GNU/Linux. The Linux Respin developers are working to port the script to Fedora installations as well, so keep your eyes peeled for news on that front.