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Old 02-09-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 02-09-2013, 06:18 PM   #2
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hello? any one on?
 
Old 02-09-2013, 06:24 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 02-09-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 02-09-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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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).
 
Old 02-09-2013, 07:26 PM   #6
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ok thanks, is there any video for knowing shell scripting cause i am not a huge book reader
 
Old 02-09-2013, 08:17 PM   #7
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You can learn the basics here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...jq-iEwtBf-3l2E
For knowing the inner working of Linux LFS is the way to go, but you need knowledge about the shell and compiling programs first: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/

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