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Old 09-06-2004, 01:44 PM   #1
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Build Custom Linux Distro/Flavor


**Note this is not for live cd distro (mdklivecd)**




How do you build a custom distro/flavor based on Fedora, SuSE, or Mandrake?

What do you do to configure anaconda, yast or mandrake installer or how do you make the 3 install cds?


Please don't tell me to use LFS b/c I want to make one to distribute everywhere.

It seem like you either " know how to do it" or don't. I have not found any guides or tutorials.

My distro might be very similar to the base distro but have different themes, packages, etc. I know how to build packages, kernel and write some scripts. Are there any good scripts, programs, etc. to do this?

Fedora help would be nice, but I would prefer help for all three, especially b/c Mandrake and SuSE have better config tools and I might combine parts from each.

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 11:02 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/downloads/files/

read thru these hints..........you can build a LFS specific system for
distrobution. there is some good info there!! there is a tarball to
d/l all hints and save locally.......
 
Old 09-07-2004, 05:25 PM   #3
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I want to know how to repackage one of the three, not make my own from scratch. (don't want to reinvent the wheel here folks...)
 
Old 09-11-2004, 11:04 AM   #4
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FYI: I found one of the best sites for building a fedora flavor:http://rau.homedns.org/twiki/bin/vie...ntationProject
 
Old 09-11-2004, 04:46 PM   #5
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Are you looking for something like this?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 08:03 PM   #6
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No, just creating a distro like fedora or suse that has other packages in it and possibly compiled for i686
 
Old 01-25-2005, 05:22 AM   #7
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did u manage to get anything? I'm looking to do the same and have been searching for an entire week!

Google is about to ban my IP already -> Joking ...

But I would definitely appreciate any help along these lines ....

THANKS!!!!
 
Old 01-25-2005, 05:57 AM   #8
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One way to learn would be to join a team that already does something similar to what you have in mind. For example, there are already a number of distros based on Fedora: Blag, Lorma, Aurox... probably a few more.
 
  


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