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Old 04-08-2006, 01:13 AM   #1
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I am wondering if theres a guide to creating your own Linux instllation cd? I looked for guides but no luck.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 01:22 AM   #2
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What's your definition of an installation CD? What exactly are you trying to accomplish by making one?
 
Old 04-08-2006, 01:35 AM   #3
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well im doing my own linux distro
 
Old 04-08-2006, 01:49 AM   #4
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If you're making your own distribution, start with LFS. From there, you can make a live CD by going to www.linux-live.org

Trust me, it's VERY non-trivial putting your own distribution together, and making it installable too? Try looking at how Slackware does their installation. It's pretty minimal (no fancy gui), but it gets the job done. Big plus is that they use b/ash scripts to do it, so it's mere-mortal-readable.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 01:59 AM   #5
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yeah i wanted to create a gui like SuSE or Fedora and etc. Cause I don't like how Slackware installs cause its too damn confusing and its not my pref.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 02:10 AM   #6
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Well, to start off, try making a toolchain and from that making an absolute MINIMUM X environment. Then, try coding up the prompts and boxes you're going to want for your install. After you're done with that, see how much space you'll need for this minimum install environment. After all this, it's pretty easy to create your CD. The main part is the toolchain.

The other PITA is coming up with how you're going to package your binaries, because you'll want something like that, especially if you want to share your distribution with random people, and not just your buddy up the street.

In summary, you really should be worrying more about how you're going to create your toolchain, rather than your installation CD.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 02:15 AM   #7
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how do i go about doing a toolchain?
 
Old 04-08-2006, 02:18 AM   #8
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Look up LFS www.linuxfromscratch.org Go through one of their guides. Do everything in them. That will give you an idea of the work involved in coming up with your own distribution.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 02:21 AM   #9
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okay thanks but now when i learn that and all just do my own install cd :P
 
Old 04-08-2006, 02:38 AM   #10
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Install CD is trivial compared to what you'll have to do for a distribution. Check out the PocketLinux howto. That explains how to build up a very small GNU/Linux distribution that fits on one floppy, which, through a bit of trickery, can be extended in to making your CD.
 
  


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