How do I Rename an existing linux distro permanently


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Feb 25, 2018
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I want to rename a linux distro completely.
For example, I will talk about Ubuntu.
I want to rename Ubuntu as "AUbuntu" or maybe even "Aubuntu" will do (that does not matter).
I want to rename Ubuntu in such a way that everywhere I must just be able to see AUbuntu in place of Ubuntu, be it in the boot screen, terminal, anywhere in the settings or in the setup package while installing.
Okay, I understand that I may be expecting too much and to rename it from everywhere I may have to create/write my own linux distro - If this is the case then tell me where all (in how many places) I can rename "Ubuntu" to "AUbuntu".
I am attaching some images of the boot screen, terminal, settings and the installer so that you can get an idea of what all places I want it to be renamed. I have marked the places where I want to rename it.ubuntu boot screen.pngubuntu installer.pngUbuntu terminal.pngUbuntu Settings.png
May 2, 2011
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Mohit Tomar
Yes there are ways to change your host name and also the boot image but what is the reason you want to do that? :oops::unsure::unsure:


Mar 23, 2005
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Assuming that you gather all the source into one directory search for the name you want to change.

Or, if you don't really need the count, write and run a script that will edit each file and automatically make the desired replacement.

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