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Old 10-15-2002, 03:41 AM   #151
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Can't you just install a distro..with only the bare minimum? And just don't install any consoles to install tarballs and stop them from using commands and such...and put a password on the RPM manager??

What o/s are your school comps running?

i love mine...at lunch you pull out your laptop...go down to the oval and surf the net hehehe

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Old 10-15-2002, 03:42 AM   #152
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Sweet deal. Don't forget to put a few hidden games and things for just a few of you to use

Just kidding of course, don't comprimize your excellent progress for a few games.

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Old 10-15-2002, 03:45 AM   #153
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hehehe, so watta ya think digital?? good idea..or you got something else up your sleave

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Old 10-15-2002, 04:00 AM   #154
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Well i could. But that wouldnt be as fun you see. And i wouldnt have a distro named after me thats being used by thousands of students. Also, i just finished an advanced C course for 'gifted' programming students and i want something else to add to my CV.

The issue is that most students have never used linux. So the idea is to just make the most somple interface, where all students can do is select the subject, which will open the correct application, and all files will be saved to a local drive aswell as a network drive, which each student has one of and can be moderated by the system administrator. Its all ideas now, but the school comp tech is interested and hes quite experienced in programming. Maybe i will end up knocking down a linu distro, or even running winbloze with restrictions or something ridiculous like that.

btw, the comps would dual boot windows or a full version of linux for home use.
 
Old 10-15-2002, 04:12 AM   #155
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Definitely look into something more than LFS for that. This is just my idea, but installing LFS to more than 2 or 3 computers would become quite the project. If you wanna name it after you, do something like slack, chop it down (as if it isn't already) and build from little to nothing. But spending a good couple of hours on each computer doing an LFS is amazingly rough. It's totally worth it for a home brew, but for school work, I'd say slack or similar, maybe gentoo.

You can go as tight as any other distro, but easier to know what is going on IMO. And to name it, do something like Yourname 1.0 (based off of slackware 8.1) or something like that. That sounds legite to me.

Also, check out Debian's Debian Jr, as it sounds promising in that area as well.

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Old 10-15-2002, 04:13 AM   #156
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hmmm sounds like a good idea, but hard to me well you would be able to do it if your entirely determined, but having your own distro doesn't really prove anything your doing it for the students...remember i'm sure they would acknowledge you somehow....but if you get any other ideas post em up....or if you need help aswell....but not hear....its not the right thread hehe

Anyway keep on thinking about it, it sounds good!

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Old 10-15-2002, 07:16 AM   #157
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wearing a robe at the moment
 
Old 10-15-2002, 07:23 AM   #158
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Thanks for lettin' us know hahahha

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Old 10-15-2002, 11:45 AM   #159
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A robe, ba ha ha ha, that's pretty funny, thanks mace.



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Old 10-15-2002, 11:28 PM   #160
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digital_dreams:

One option open if you want to create an os for your school based on lfs:

Make the lfs on a system and create a bootable cd with that system on it as well as all of the packages to build a new system. Then you can write a program to install the new lfs on a computer which you have just booted from your cd. You could include not only the base system, but also whatever else you want , like X and mozilla, open office, etc....

... just a thought, it's something I'm working on right now

good luck
 
Old 10-15-2002, 11:29 PM   #161
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you can even have the built /static directory on the cd... then you wouldn't need to do anything from ch. 5! (may require cross-compiling options)
 
Old 10-15-2002, 11:52 PM   #162
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Hmm, maybe everyone should get back to the topic which this post it based on. you could always start another thread on the extreme easiest way to create a custom linux Os.
 
Old 10-16-2002, 02:03 AM   #163
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good idea digital....

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Old 10-16-2002, 03:19 AM   #164
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or you can.... afterall, we were just trying to help YOU out. I guess you don't need it though.
 
Old 10-16-2002, 04:41 PM   #165
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