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Old 08-24-2008, 04:51 AM   #1
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Unhappy How Do You Make A Simple Linux Operating System


I have been wondering for quite a while how to build a Linux Operating System. Could someone help me. Ive looked all over the internet and could not find anything. Could someone maybe e-mail me some source code to jamiek@y7mail.com
 
Old 08-24-2008, 05:37 AM   #2
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looking for Remastering distros...

good luck...
 
Old 08-24-2008, 05:49 AM   #3
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Do you mean how to compile the kernel or how to build an entire operating system? For building an entire operating system, the Linux From Scratch project is a good start (www.linuxfromscratch.org)

Be prepared to spend a long time reading. I would suggest you install and play around with some other distro until you have some mastery over the system; it will make understanding LFS much easier.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 01:54 PM   #4
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Could someone maybe e-mail me some source code
If you want the full source code, and you want it to the kernel, the Gnu utils and a GUI (or even a selection of GUIs) and applications, you really don't want them e-mailed to you. Well, maybe you would like 500 people each to send you 5 G e-mails, but I don't think that would end well. Not well at all.

It has been suggested that you look at LFS and this is a good idea. At least have a look at the docs, even if you don't want to go further.

Gentoo might be a much easier place to start. Or maybe you would like to re-compile the kernel to almost any distro although that really isn't all of what people call linux, even though there is a technical argument that it is the Linux part of a Linux distro.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 02:14 AM   #5
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Wanna Build Your Own OS.
http://linuxgazette.net/issue77/krishnakumar.html
 
Old 08-25-2008, 02:15 AM   #6
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Try This too..
http://mjc88.0catch.com/
 
Old 09-04-2008, 04:49 AM   #7
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Hi, pinniped, i don't know how to use www.linuxfromscratch.org im sorry could you please tell me how to use it.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 04:51 AM   #8
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Well salasi maybe you have a website i can go to or something?
 
Old 09-04-2008, 05:00 AM   #9
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Hi your_shadow03 i have looked on the website http://linuxgazette.net/issue77/krishnakumar.html
Went really good so far. Thank You. But i have looked all over the internet and can't find ld86. i have found everything else perfect but not this one. Try (http://www.google.com.au/search?clie...=Google+Search) &

(http://www.google.com.au/search?clie...=Google+Search) can you find anything?
 
Old 09-04-2008, 05:03 AM   #10
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Hi, pinniped, i don't know how to use www.linuxfromscratch.org im sorry could you please tell me how to use it.
Do you mean "how to use the website"? LFS is simply a set of instructions---go to the site and start reading.

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Well salasi maybe you have a website i can go to or something?
To get the kernel source? http://kernel.org/

For the various utilities, there is the Free Software Foundation, and the project pages on SourceForge. Probably the easiest way to find something is to type the specific utility name into a Google search. (or just read LFS)

Finally, take your e-mail address out of the original post---unless you are ready for some major spam.

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Old 09-05-2008, 05:19 AM   #11
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Well salasi maybe you have a website i can go to or something?
A website for what? The linux from scratch details are already in this thread, so presumably you don't want that.

You still haven't said what you want: Maybe you aren't making this mistake, but sometimes people do post questions like this when they want to change the wallpaper and some desktop widgets so that the GUI looks different. (Just to be completely clear, this minor fiddling with the GUI doesn't need anything like LFS to achieve.)

Given that I don't know your objectives, they could be satisfied by anything from reconfiguring the GUI/changing the GUI/changing the list of installed packages/compiling the kernel/re-spininnning an existing distro/building your own distro from scratch. Everyone of those is a different subject, with roughly increasing effort as the list goes onwards.

I can't really give you a single website that covers all of those, particularly in the detail that someone who can't cope with the LFS website might need.

Can you read some of the materials on the LFS site and say in what way this isn't what you want?
 
Old 09-05-2008, 08:20 PM   #12
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Well salasi maybe you could talk to me via my e-mail (jamiek@y7mail.com) and have a bigger conversation over e-mail.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 06:26 AM   #13
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Well salasi maybe you could talk to me via my e-mail (jamiek@y7mail.com) and have a bigger conversation over e-mail.
If I had anything useful to say, I'd put it here. I need to re-iterate; the only reason that I don't have anything to say is that I don't know what your question means in sufficient detail.

There are many similar things that could be what you want, or meet your requirements, but I am not able to tell what those might be. I am, for instance, unclear as to why the LFS site hasn't given you many interesting things to read that have clarified your thinking, even if only to the extent of being able to say 'and this is why I don't want what LFS can do for me'. (Or Gentoo, for that matter.)

It occurs to me that what you want might be something like Custom Nimblex, but I guess I only didn't mention that before because, as I keep saying, I have so little idea of what you want.

If you are unwilling to clarify, I can have no further comment.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 07:57 AM   #14
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Not to sound bad, and I mean know disrespect but maybe you should wait until you have a better understanding of computing in general. I would hate to see you get started then get frustrated and then walk away from linux all together. If you really want to put something together I second the motion for Gentoo.

The first time I installed Gentoo it took about 6 weeks every night until I had a system I was happy with. It will help you get into some meat and yet not get to overwhelmed.

Just my 2 cents.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 07:59 AM   #15
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Well salasi maybe you could talk to me via my e-mail (jamiek@y7mail.com) and have a bigger conversation over e-mail.
This is not the purpose of a forum like LQ. We are here to provide openly shared information for all members and guests.

I will also repeat my admonition to not put your open e-mail address here. You are simply inviting SPAM. You can have an e-mail link in your profile.
 
  


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