I know of one: The Angstrom Linux distribution has an online builder (called Narcissus) that allows you to select what applications you want preinstalled in the OS, then builds a working image of it for you to download and run from a flash drive.

Is there anything like that for more popular distributions like Red Hat, Fedora, Ubuntu, or Debian? I think this would be particularly useful for virtual appliances and server deployment.

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There is SuSEStudio, you can download an ISO (or I believe an IMG file)


I haven't used it, but how about this?


That's for Ubuntu, but there should be similar things for RPM-based distros.

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