Originally posted by jayakrishnan
Can u elaborate on that trickykid
Well if you installed just a kernel, how you gonna communicate with the kernel, how is the OS going to be of any use to you. You need a shell to start off with and along comes with it built-in commands and so on.
I think one of the best places to learn about all of this is www.linuxfromscratch.com
Their book takes you thru the process of building your own distro with all the necessary basics to make it a working system. You don't have to build one, but reading it alone might help you understand it.