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"It's also very useful for a more experienced system administrator who has to apply an identical, pre-seeded configuration to a large number of machines. In the following example, we're going to take a look at creating a 64-bit Ubuntu Hardy desktop distro with additional educational packages from Edubuntu and support for Japanese -- just because we can.

"To create your custom distro, click on the Designer link on the Instalinux homepage and select your base distro. You currently have a choice of CentOS 4 or 5, Debian Etch, Fedora up to version 8, OpenSUSE up to 10.3, Scientific Linux up to 5.0, SUSE 9.3 or Ubuntu up to Hardy Heron.

"All base distros are available in both 32-bit and 64-bit Intel/AMD versions. Apart from these considerations, your only other option on the first page of the System Designer is to set the hostname, or set the target machine to grab a hostname via DHCP."

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