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Old 02-02-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
Sabo11
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I want to customize a linux distro but i have some questions.


Hi guys, i want to customize a linux distro but that distro must be realy small (about 100-150mb) and easy to customize.
I wanna edit web browser to just access a few safe web page and i need to add java and flash player. Thats all i wannt to do.

Sorry for my poor english.

Thanks in advance...
 
Old 02-02-2009, 01:44 AM   #2
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Hi guys, i want to customize a linux distro but that distro must be realy small (about 100-150mb) and easy to customize.
I wanna edit web browser to just access a few safe web page and i need to add java and flash player. Thats all i wannt to do.

Sorry for my poor english.

Thanks in advance...
Do you mean something like this?
http://www.puppylinux.org/
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 02-02-2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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Yep, deli, dsl or puppylinux are small distros, i can choice one of them but how i can edit?
As i said on previous message, i wanna edit web browser for it can access just a few safe web page but also i wanna add java and flash player for web browser.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 02:28 AM   #4
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If you mean edit the source code you have to hunt down the source code repository and download it, however the stuff on that level is very deep and technical, not to be touched by a barge poll if you don't know what your doing.

Firefox gives you options to white and black list websites I believe but as I don't use firefox I couldn't comment. The easier and more secure way, saying you are setting this up for other people to use too. Is to use a web filter, however I dunno anything about any web filter, an alternative nastier way would be to get a normal firewall and block all traffic on port 80 and indivually opening port 80 for every ip of all those websites that are needed... but I would advise against that. A generic web filter would be much more suited.

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Old 02-02-2009, 03:42 AM   #5
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I think it's harder than i thought. Hope there is easier way to do this.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 03:53 AM   #6
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I suggest you try a hand at mu-linux if you are eager at editing. Its a Linux which comes in a single floppy.Limited commands but very interesting project indeed.
If it dint interest you then Google "How to Make your Own OS"

EnjOY

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Old 02-02-2009, 04:07 AM   #7
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Hi guys, i want to customize a linux distro but that distro must be realy small (about 100-150mb) and easy to customize.
I wanna edit web browser to just access a few safe web page and i need to add java and flash player. Thats all i wannt to do.

Sorry for my poor english.

Thanks in advance...
Why do you want to customize the distro? You can download any of small distros already mentioned, install it and then use the package manager to install java and flash player. I dont think this is much a task and customizing your own distro for just web browsing isnt a very bright idea as far as I am concerned.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 04:25 AM   #8
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Thanks for suggesting @your_shadow03 , im looking now for "How to Make your Own OS".


@linuxlover.chaitanya, I want to share this with other people, normally i don't need it.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 07:46 AM   #9
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if im reading you right??Just install Puppy Linux..then uninstall everything you dont want..dont want to listen to music or watch video?Uninstall the media player(s)..Just leave in what you want...And as far as just allowing web broswer to view a couple of sites.Puppy has seamonkey as webbrowser.So basically you want to block the internet except for a few selected sites?Dont how you would do that.Maybe some one elase can answer that
 
Old 02-02-2009, 01:18 PM   #10
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@stratotak you reding right. I can uninstal everything except web browser and maybe i can let just a few web pages but how i can save it as .iso file?
 
Old 02-02-2009, 02:13 PM   #11
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well puppy will make your own Pupplet.If you go to there site..you will see a section for people who have taken Puppy added thigs and generally changed it.Some alittle.some alot.I believe it is in the menu somewhere to do it.I tried it awhile back but never made my own.it shouldnt be to hard to figre out..Just install puppy and look in the menus.Heres the pupplet page http://www.puppylinux.org/downloads/puplets

heres section to make your own iso..
http://www.puppylinux.org/manuals/pu...r-own-puppy-cd
From reading the page it dosent appear to make a iso..you have to burn it to a cd.but if you need a iso image to upoad and share as you want to do..you can pop cd back in and do
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/tmp/cdimg1.iso

a little more detailed here..
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-...iso-image.html

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Old 02-02-2009, 04:33 PM   #12
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Thanks for your help @stratotak , and all other helpers. I think i can do it with puppy, just need to read a bit and start to try out.
 
  


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