I’m a bit confused on how to go about this. I’ve gotten the Ubuntu server to load on le potato.
But now I want my own specific version that has all my packages pre installed.
I’m not sure if I need to build an .img file like the Ubuntu server one that Lebre recommends or if I need to make an .iso file with these packages?
Could you help walk me through what I need to do step by step. I have virtual box and was thinking I could maybe build out what I need inside virtualbox and transfer/flash to SD then move to le potato?
Help me understand how what I need to do/learn in order to have a custom image I can flash to SD card that boots up all my packages I want. Trying to avoid “apt install” for offline use.
You cannot build something in Virtualbox and transfer it to Le Potato.
You have to write a MicroSD card, boot, install packages, shutdown, dump the MicroSD card to an image using dd.
Thanks for the quick reply. Just make sure I’m understanding the steps.
- Writing a micro SD card
- booting the img
- install packages
- backup with dd
Are you referring to flashing the supported Ubuntu server lebre offers for the le potato?
My main computer is a Windows, for the last step of dumping SD with dd, I’m sure this is something I can use on my Windows. Or if necessary would using a Linux OS in virtual box to dump with dd might work if Windows doesn’t support dd?
Then I’m assuming after I dump the .img file with dd I can just flash the image back to an sd card at anytime to reboot my old data/packages?
Your thoughts and am I understating this process correctly?
Thanks a ton for your help.
Yes. Instead of dd, you can use Win32DiskImager.