All my remasters are from VBox installs.
I have one that has the 220.127.116.11 kernel and the other one has 18.104.22.168 kernel, both working, installable and usable.
What I did is to install PCLinuxOS, then do a full update via
$ apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -y
And then install all the applications I like (OOo, vlc, task-multimedia, etc.) including draklive-install (via Synaptic).
After then I reboot.
And then I configure my desktop to the way I like and then copy as root the ./kde4 folder of my home folder to /etc/skel/
$ cp -Rv /home/username/.kde4/ /etc/skel/
And then I reboot again (force of habit!).
And then I do bleachbit to weed out unnecessary files.
After that, I do the following:
$ umount -a
$ remasterme --lzma
(As pointed out by Sir Neal, --lzma is redundant so you may ignore that.)
And its works great, my friends love my remasters.
If ever this works for you, credit it to various posts here in the forums.
I hope this helps!
P.S.: My partitions are usually / and swap only when doing my custom pclinuxos.