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Old 05-01-2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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minimal list of RPMS to create own custom linux


I want to create my own linux with only basic(core) functionality.

can any one suggest me minimal RPMS to create linux, Bcoz it will very helpful in my project.

I just want to install this custom linux successfully. I am not going to use it. so, I don't require any extra functionality from my custom linux.like internet, GUI, etc..

Before I have created ISO file of my custom linux, but it contains many RPMS, so I want to remove those RPMS and I will add only those RPMS which you will suggest me. but make sure that the RPMS suggested by you are sufficient to install and can boot my linux. as well as I am able to use terminal.

I know how to created ISO file with RPMS, so you can only provide me list of RPMS which are sufficient to install, boot and open the terminal..

Thank you so much..

JD Nimavat
 
Old 05-01-2013, 08:53 AM   #2
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sounds more like you are trying to create a stripped down version of an already existing distro, especially if you are just using binary packages and adding nothing new. perhaps you should look into LFS instead and use this as the base for your personal distro. that is after all what LFS is all about.
 
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Use the CentOS 6.4 minimal install

it is a terminal ONLY install for running a server

then if you do not need Apache and it's supporting software
remove it

then "create" your own custom spin using your favorite method

something along these lines will do
https://wikis.uit.tufts.edu/confluen...tOS+Respin+DVD
 
Old 05-02-2013, 12:52 AM   #4
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Thanks..

But can You give me minimal list of RPMS using which I can run my linux..
 
Old 05-02-2013, 01:06 AM   #5
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a list
NO

it would be way to long to post

if not Cent terminal only

then look at Arch
or Slackware
or "Linux From Scratch "

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Old 05-02-2013, 01:22 AM   #6
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I want to create my own linux with only basic(core) functionality. can any one suggest me minimal RPMS to create linux, Bcoz it will very helpful in my project.
It's your project so you should do your research yourself. I agree CentOS minimal would provide a good starting point as it contains only 198 packages and its disk space requirements are minimal. Should you need help with your research then you need to put in an effort first: install it, list packages by group (-g name-of-group) and see if you can de-install those. Check package dependencies for those that aren't vital. Rinse, repeat. Then, when you've cut away most of them post your list of packages for review.
 
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Thanks a lot..
Is only glibc and kernel are sufficient to start linux?
 
Old 05-02-2013, 12:54 PM   #8
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If you need no extra functionality you should be fine with a kernel, a libc (it doesn't need to be the glibc) and Busybox to give you a shell and basic functionality.
 
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How about /sbin/init? It's neither part of the kernel, Glibc or busybox AFAIK...
 
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Busybox has its own implementation of init.
 
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Nice.
 
  


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