Help in building a basic linux system
i just had an out-of-the blue idea of building a linux system all by my own....
i just want
1) it should be bootable from a floppy ( i think syslinux wil help me with this)
2) a working kernel ( 2.4.xx maybe)
3) a getty and a login program
4) a bash shell
i am havin lot's of doubts abt this..
1) i am planning to create a bootable disk for this purpose .. i will be copying the kernel files to the floppy .. /boot/vmlinuz and System.map are enough or more ???? and can i copy the same kernel files of my existing linux machine????
2)shouldn't i be having a / filesystem for this purpose??
should not it have the standard dirs /etc,/bin,/boot,/lib etc???
how can i create it?
what abt the different files in it? would they have to be written by myself?
anyone any help??? anyone knows of any such examples???
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