Black Lab Imager Creator

The price is $50.00 USD with 1 year of e-mail support and free updates.

Monday, September 14, 2015

UEFI support

Black Lab Image Creator now has FULL UEFI support so you can now respin Ubuntu, Black Lab Linux, Linux Mint with Full UEFI support.  We also have PARTIAL Systemd support, so that will be a little tricky.  If you would like to help us test Systemd support and you are a contributor drop me a line.  We will be getting out Black Lab Image Creator with UEFI to paying customers within the next 2 weeks.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Extending the holiday sale

We decided to extend the holiday sale for 2 weeks.  So instead of the second, you can get Black Lab Image Creator for $20.00 USD until January 16, 2015.  Thats a savings of $30.00 USD plus free lifetime updates, get it today.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

"The Package is of bad quality:" Error Message

It has come to our attention that some users are having an issue when installing with Ubuntu Software Center that they are getting a message "The Package is of bad quality:  The installation of a package which violates the quality standards isn't allowed. This could cause serious problems on your computer. Please contact the person or organisation who provided this package file and include the details beneath."

The Ubuntu Software Center uses a program called Lintian and lintian If the package doesn't meet the Debian policy, then it is considered to be of a poor quality.

This does not mean that the package is bad.  And you can install it using gdebi,  

sudo apt-get install gdebi 

and you can right click the deb file and install with Gdebi.  Or you can install via the command line using

sudo dpkg -i blacklabimager15.deb 

It doesnt like the way we set the file permissions and the problem happens because the build script has to be set to a certain permission and  marked executable otherwise it falls on the user to go through and set the permissions.

But there is no issue with the package quality.  The Ubuntu software Center is doing its job and pretty much and flagging packages that are not administered via the software center.

More information on this issue plaguing other packages can be found here

And more information on Lintian can be found here

We are working on this to correct the problem with the Lintian checker.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday and cybermonday sales

Ok guys, today is the day. Instead of waiting for hours in a line at a store. Give the gift of Black Lab Linux. Installable media or on a preinstalled hard drives. just slap in the hard drive, boot up and instant Black Lab Linux. Get it today, all the way up to December 2nd

Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Lab Image Creator and the holidays

For this holiday season, and it starts today and lasts until the first of the year, January 2, 2015.  If you donate $20.00 USD to help support the Black Lab Image Creator project, you will get the install deb and the source code for Black Lab Image Creator. 

If you need the remastersys source code that is also $20.00 USD until the end of the holiday season.

Black Lab Linux Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials

Today we are starting our Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials.  This sale runs Nov 24 - Dec 2

Black Lab Linux 6.0

Black Lab linux 6.0 on installable USB key, SD card or Live DVD.  $35.00 USD $25.00 USD + Shipping

Black Lab Linux 6.0 preinstalled Hard Drive SATA interface.  $99.00 USD $75.00 USD + Shipping

Black Lab Linux Boxed Set
Install Media

Preinstalled Computers

Black Lab Consumer Hardware

Black Lab Professional Hardware

Black Lab Refurbished Hardware 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Black Lab Image Creator and the GPL

Somebody asked me recently.  Why did we rebrand remastersys as Black Lab Image Creator.  We rebranded it because Fragadelic who produced Remastersys asked us to rebrand it.  He did not want Remastersys to continue in any way shape or form in terms of branding.

Recently someone has said we are unethical, that by rebranding and redistributing Remastersys that we are committing fraud and some of the more feverish sponsors of the FSF are donating, acquiring the code  and then filing complaints with PayPal to get their donations back.  Personally, thats defrauding us.  But I want to clear up some misconceptions on our supposed illegal distribution of GPL code.

We do not charge you for the software.  When you make your $50.00 USD donation you are helping to support this project.  Because it is a project.  When you donate one time, you continue to get updates from us for the life of the project.  We do not "charge" per release.  The GNU GPL does not say that I have to give you the software free of charge.  It says I must provide the source code to those I distribute the software to.  We do that.  All the way.  There have been many distributions who have taken it inhouse and rebrand it, and create facilities to roll their own distributions and thats fine.  Its your source code to do that with.  Richard Stallman himself, used to sell copies of Emacs for 150.00 USD on Floppy when he first got started.

We enhance, maintain and keep Black Lab Imager up to date with current Ubuntu releases.  We have always done that and we have never misrepresented our work or our "ethics" to anyone.  For those of you more feverish FSF supporters who dont like the fact we ask for a $50.00 USD donation for GPL code.  You are more than welcome to go back to Fragadelic and ask him for the original Remastersys source code.  He charges $50.00 USD for it and its untested and unmaintained on newer releases of Ubuntu.

We provide this software on our honor.  There are no activation schemes, there is nothing "protective" in nature to force you guys to "purchase" this software.  You are making a contribution on your honor to help us maintain and enhance this software.  Like many free software projects we require donations and contributions to keep working on it.  If this becomes unmaintainable we will be forced to discontinue it and then everyone is stuck without the facilities to roll your own distribution.