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I would like to know if it is possible to create a full ISO image of an existing Ubuntu system from the console, and how to do that.

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Try remastersys. From the web page:

Remastersys is a tool that can be used to do 2 things with an existing Debian, Ubuntu or derivative installation.
It can make a full system backup including personal data to a live cd or dvd that you can use anywhere and install.
It can make a distributable copy you can share with friends. This will not have any of your personal user data in it.

(emphasis mine)

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Remastersys is not a console tool , It is a gui tool –  Tachyons Jun 18 '12 at 0:39

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