Build your own distro.

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  1. husnalb

    husnalb New Member

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    I LOVE linux and I would love to create a distro of my own but i have no idea how to do that! can someone help me.

    Urgent!

  2. KenJackson

    KenJackson Active Member

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    You might want to start with a less ambitions goal. I've never gotten around to Gentoo Linux, but it's oriented toward people who want to configure and compile everything. So if you start by compiling Linux, you'll be taking steps toward your goal.

    Also, check out LinuxFromScratch, which I haven't done either. But the website says, "Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own custom Linux system, entirely from source code."
  3. arochester

    arochester Well-Known Member

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    Why?

    There are hundreds of distros, why can't you find one that meets your needs?

    Do you want to build a distro from the-bottom-up or do you want to customise and existing distro e.g. http://susestudio.com/
  4. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I agree with @arochester. What are you wanting? Maybe we can find an existing distro that does what you are wanting to make.
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    samtheemo New Member

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    You might want to read Linux From Scratch first before you think any further. Just point your browser to the official website and you can find a few free great online books that can help you with your question.
  6. Darren Hale

    Darren Hale Active Member

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    I agree with @arochester. What are you wanting? Maybe we can find an existing distro that does what you are wanting to make.

    I second that as I think you need to get your feet wet and serve your time using other distros before you can embark on make your own distro line.

    There is another installable distro that allows you to customise it and build it as you go here...

    http://build.porteus.org/

    its based on slackware so your using an established distro but building it too.
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  7. Yesyesloud

    Yesyesloud Active Member

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    Do you want to 'build' a Distro for yourself or actually distribute over the internet a Linux OS you have built? If your only aim is customization, you could trim down any existent distribution to your needs.

    A cleaner approach: installing Ubuntu Minimal, Debian, Arch... They're pretty bare and will let you pick your window manager & desktop environment during installation, which you can tweak later.

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