compiling distro from source? general questions
I am almost done building my amd64 system -
Amd64 3000+ venice core
ThermalTake Sonic Tower (fanless cpu cooler)
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
2gb pc400 cl2.5
2x WD 36gb Raptor
80gb 7200rpm IDE
16x NEC 3540a
ThermalTake 480watt PSU
Video card/monitor not yet selected.(thinking 7800gt(x maybe, will be nvidia) and dell 2005fpw)
OK, here is my question...
I am going to have to do some patches and such to my kernel and such. SO, I was thinking, before I actually install it, to possibly dl the distro source and go from there? But I am totally unfamiliar with that process... Do I install from binary, and THEN install from source that I modified? or do i configure all the sources I want, compile it, burn it on dvd and then install it?
Any links and or info is greatly appreciated...