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As this is a business desktop, let’s add LibreOffice to it. To do this, select the Software tab and type the word ‘libre’ into mb5-705 dumps mb5-705 free dumps the search box. The search is real-time, so you should soon be presented with a list of matches. Note that they are sorted by popularity and the package called LibreOffice should be at the top of the list. Click the ‘+add’ button to add this package. For a big software suite such as LibreOffice, it may take a few moments for the interface to register all of the needed dependencies. Add Firefox too. Staying in the Software tab for moment, it’s worth noting that you are able to add extra repositories and even custom RPM packages. We’ll select the localisation options next. Proceed to the Configuration tab and select the General sub-tab. In here, select English (UK) as the language and keyboard layout and Europe and United Kingdom as the region and time zone respectively. Note that you could also have selected Ask on first boot for any of these options as well.
Selecting software packages to begin customising the desktop
You are able to add extra repositories and even custom RPM packages
Booting from the installation ISO
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We’ll leave the network options as they are, but this is where you would disable DHCP and specify a static IP address for the workstation, or disable the firewall if you needed to. At the bottom of the page, we can see a list of users and groups. It’s a good idea to change the root password from the default. Now click on ‘Add new user…’ and create a standard user who is a member of the Users group. Moving to the Personalize sub-tab of the Configuration page, we can now add some custom branding. This might fit in well with the policies of your organisation, and it is also extremely handy for at-a-glance identification of a desktop within a busy IT environment. The Files tab is worth a visit if you need to add custom files to the distribution. You can add single files or archives. For example, if you wanted to add a file to the desktop of every new user, you should upload it and specify that it should be placed in ‘/etc/skeleton/ Desktop’. If you wanted to place a file within the home directory of the user that you have created called John, add it to ‘/home/john/’. As a finishing touch, pop into the Configuration>Desktop page. Tick the box to
automatically log the user in. Add the command firefox to the Autostart desktop user log-in section to automatically start Firefox. Opinions vary, but these options allow the user to get straight to work.
This screen shows us configuring details such as the users and network settings in the Configuration>General page
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The options within the Build tab are particularly interesting because they allow you to specify the output format of your custom build. This means that you don’t necessarily have to carry out a full installation in order to use your custom build. For example, you can create a virtual machine that will directly boot within a visualiser. If you want to work like this, you will probably need to skip back to the Appliance sub-tab within the Configuration tab to define the parameters of the VM. Here, you can choose options such as allocated memory and set up the LVM partition arrangement. Apart from the various VM environments you can directly create, you can also create a traditional ISO installer, a hard disk image or a live CD/USB image. In order to create a traditional installation ISO, select ‘Preload ISO (.iso)’ in the Default format and click on the ‘Build’ icon. This can take a few
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minutes to complete, depending on how large and complicated your custom image is. Although it may take several minutes for your image to build, once built, your appliances remain on the site and can be downloaded without delay. The final tab, Share, is an intriguing function that allows you share your finished appliances with other people. Boot the finished ISO as you would any other installation ISO. Confirm that you wish to erase all data on the hard disk when prompted.
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Starting a minimal installation
Creating a blank hard disk image in VirtualBox
Canonical provides a minimal Ubuntu install CD. It’s smaller than the regular installation ISO and it installs a minimal version of the distribution. At its most basic, it gives the user a command line, network connectivity and not much else. From this bare-bones beginning, it’s possible to selectively add components while leaving out most of the cruft that tends to come with a standard distribution. We’re going to work from within a virtual machine for safety and convenience. In our case, we’re going to use Oracle VirtualBox but any of the major virtualisers will work. Once we have it set up the way we want it, we can use Remastersys to turn it into an ISO that can be distributed. We can then transfer this ISO from within the VM to an FTP server.
Fetching the initial set of base packages
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You’ll usually find it’s worth allocating as many CPU cores to the VM Tip as you can