Remastersys Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Remastersys for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Systemback, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked four alternatives to Remastersys and four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Remastersys are Customizer (Free, Open Source), penguins-eggs (Free, Open Source) and Distroshare Ubuntu Imager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 6, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Simple system backup and restore application with extra features.


      The project is no longer developed and supported. Last version, 1.8, released in May 2016, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      Most users think Systemback is a great alternative to Remastersys.
    1. Ubuntu Live CD remastering tool.

    2. penguins-eggs is a console utility, in active development, who let you to remaster your system and redistribuite it as iso images or from the lan via PXE remote boot.
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    3. Distroshare Ubuntu Imager is a shell script for "re-mastering" your current installation. This means that the script creates and installable distribution for your current system. It excludes your home directory and any personal files.


      This was a very promising alternative to remastersys (which gave rise to Pinguy Builder, Bohdhi Builder, and Linux Respin). Unfortunately, the last update to the code was in September 2015. See

      Distroshare Ubuntu Imager vs Remastersys opinions
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      Does exactly what Remastersys's main sale point was.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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