• USB Live Distro


    Question…

    I know I can create a live distro from a usb drive but can I make customizations to antergos’s desktop environment within the live distro and then use that thumb drive to install the distro on another computer with those custom changes in place on this new install?

  • I don’t think so sadly. However, if you tell me the changes you are thinking of making, I can see if I can make a script for you to download that will implement those changes for you (including specific programs). That way, after your fresh installment of Antergos, you could just click on my script and it would get everything set up for you automatically. Would this work?

    Thanks!

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  • @Keegan Thanks for the offer and yes it would likely work however I am not sure how to describe all the visual modifications and tweeks to the additional programs I download. Thank you though for the offer and answer. I will continue manually modifying each install.

  • @n0bdy said in USB Live Distro:

    I am not sure how to describe all the visual modifications and tweeks to the additional programs I download.

    If you at least tell me what programs you download, then I could make you a script to do that for you:slight_smile:.

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  • @n0bdy Hi!
    you can copy the config files for each of the programs you like/use, that way you can replace new installations with your “old” configs
    for example you open your home folder (configure the file manager to see hidden files or just press Ctrl+h) and browse to a folder called .config. there you’ll see many config files from different programs you have installed.

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  • @Keegan I think I can chain together the commands and save it as a #!/bin/bash script, just not sure how to command line all the theming settings. perhaps I should research that as it would likely make a good learning project.

  • @fernandomaroto Ok so once I make the manual tweeks the first time all I have to do is save their config files and then replace the default ones with my .bak versions I just saved? This might actually be something I can get done. Thanks!!

  • @n0bdy said in USB Live Distro:

    just not sure how to command line all the theming settings.

    To do that, dimply install dconf-editor. From there, find the theme settings inside of that. once done, just copy it’s path and put an “=” sign next to your desired theme. Here’s an example for changing a theme in Gnome:

    [org.gnome.desktop.interface]
    gtk-theme='Numix-Frost-Light’
    icon-theme=‘Numix-Square’

    So the path to that is org/gnome/desktop/interface inside dconf-editor.Within "interface, there should be an option titled gtk-theme and that = ‘Numix-Frost-Light’ for Antergos by default. So basically, just find the setting, put it in brackets, and then underneath put the exact setting =‘what_ever_you_want’

    For the background image, it is this by default:

    [org.gnome.desktop.background]
    picture-uri=‘file:///usr/share/antergos/wallpapers/antergos-wallpaper.png’

    So to change it, just replace usr/share/antergos/wallpapers/antergos-wallpaper.png with the path to your image.

    Hope this all helps!

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  • @n0bdy said in USB Live Distro:

    @fernandomaroto Ok so once I make the manual tweeks the first time all I have to do is save their config files and then replace the default ones with my .bak versions I just saved? This might actually be something I can get done. Thanks!!

    exactly, i have my own script making backups (there must be a lot of files now, i created when i was first testing a desktop called i3wm, when every change i done made me think i could break the system)

    Your post is making me think about copying my config files automatically through script to github or something similar and then just download in an emergency. Perhaps we can make something that will interest others too… I’ll give it some thought.

    Concidence or not i’m trying to learn how to make a customizable .iso of this distro (that will take time to learn unfortunatelly)

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  • And to change the themes, just change the following lines in bold:

    [org.gnome.desktop.interface]
    gtk-theme='Numix-Frost-Light
    icon-theme=‘Numix-Square

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  • @fernandomaroto said in USB Live Distro:

    learn how to make a customizable .iso of this distro

    That would be great! If you want to, please take a look at this link. It is where all of the gsettings (override files) for Antergos are stored. It might help you with your project:grinning:.

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  • @Keegan Seems like it might be a dead link. :(

  • @Keegan yes, dead link.
    I was looking at these videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqV1BJtJXEA from midfinger, a great linux user (he passed away unfortunately)

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  • @n0bdy said in USB Live Distro:

    @Keegan Seems like it might be a dead link.

    Sorry about that. Here’s the correct one!

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  • @Keegan said in USB Live Distro:

    @n0bdy said in USB Live Distro:

    @Keegan Seems like it might be a dead link.

    Sorry about that. Here’s the correct one!

    Thanks

  • Welcome! At least it’s the right link now:smile:

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  • @n0bdy just not to go offtopic, here is my script (a little messy) maybe help you
    https://pastebin.com/1Nsmpj4N

    Basically it creates a folder with the time of the bakup and go to it, then copy all the files i chosen to it. I seted it to start with the pc and restart every 4 hours.

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    AMD - A4 7300 Radeon graphics
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    HD 1 TB
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