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Bare with me guys. I'm not the most experienced Linux user out there. But I've been wanting to make my own ISO of Debian and Arch that comes with certain packages installed automatically and with the most up to date packages.

example:
1) DWM as the default window manager
2) htop, urxvt, wicd, kismet, conky, mpd, ncmpcpp, etc.
3) perhaps every tiling WM installed, coming with the basic configs to get you started.

Now I'm not asking anyone to make this for me but could anyone point me in the right direction? I'm assuming compiling may be needed and I do have a new beastly i7-2600k build I could use for.
    
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You shouldn't need to compile your own packages, you can just put together binary ones from the repos. In terms of repackaging into a new ISO, I know SliTaz is geared that way (small repo though, and it's a bit minimal), and I found this for Debian, looks interesting if a bit clunky. Use sid though, squeeze packages are getting a bit old. You could also look at SLAX, that's a similar process to the Debian one, but a bit nicer
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You shouldn't need to compile your own packages, you can just put together binary ones from the repos. In terms of repackaging into a new ISO, I know SliTaz is geared that way (small repo though, and it's a bit minimal), and I found this for Debian, looks interesting if a bit clunky. Use sid though, squeeze packages are getting a bit old. You could also look at SLAX, that's a similar process to the Debian one, but a bit nicer
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Use archiso
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Use archiso
This?
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Archiso

I would like it to be similar to a regular arch iso, only with the updated mirrors and certain packages preinstalled. I could always give this a shot.

edit: Install other packages (optional)

mkarchiso -p "pkg1 pkg2 pkg3 ... pkgN" create work/root-image.


I see. And then I assume I can setup a defualt .xinitrc that sets dwm as the default window manager? I'm also curious how to implement the default config so dwm can start immediately. I know dwm has to be compiled when installed for arch.
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Archiso is also what the OCNix project uses. I'd highly recommend it if your after Arch.
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