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viper1745 02-09-2013 04:45 PM

dunno where i should ask this question
sorry if i put this in the wrong thread, is there a tool for linux or windows so i can create or recreate a distros its been part of my dream to create my own linux distro since i'm a huge fan of linux os

viper1745 02-09-2013 05:18 PM

hello? any one on?

unSpawn 02-09-2013 05:24 PM


Originally Posted by viper1745 (Post 4887850)
its been part of my dream to create my own linux distro

I hope you don't have the wrong idea of what a Linux distribution actually is. Because it's not about having a set of applications you personally prefer or adding a nice Desktop Environment theme or like that. Do you have any idea what maintaining and supporting a Linux distribution would require? Do you have the experience? Can you build for example two complete Desktop Environments from scratch? If not then I would suggest you hook up with an existing distro and contribute to that instead to get some experience. If you're interested in starting a Linux distribution anyway then you better come up with a good set of features that really sets it apart from the gazillion ones we have already.

viper1745 02-09-2013 05:28 PM

well my first Linux distro i use back in 2000 was red hat so i been around with linux but if you are asking how much i know about C++ then i dont know nothing about C++ or java script

TobiSGD 02-09-2013 05:37 PM

You don't need to program in C++ or Java to create a distribution, but you should at least have experience with shell scripting and should know exactly how a Linux system works from the bottom up.

If indeed all you want to change the theme, default package set or default settings of an existing distribution, a so called respin, you may want to have a look at Remastersys (Debian/Ubuntu), Live-Build (all Debian based distributions) or Revisor (Fedora).

viper1745 02-09-2013 06:26 PM

ok thanks, is there any video for knowing shell scripting cause i am not a huge book reader

TobiSGD 02-09-2013 07:17 PM

You can learn the basics here:
For knowing the inner working of Linux LFS is the way to go, but you need knowledge about the shell and compiling programs first:

But honestly, if you aren't into reading documentation then possibly building your own distribution isn't much fun for you.

colucix 02-10-2013 04:47 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux - Newbie and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

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