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Old 02-14-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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Question Where is the site that lets me build a custom Linux iso online?

Is there a site on the Internet that has check boxes to select the kernel version, plus individual packages and features so I can build my very own personalized Linux edition iso?
[list=1]Auto-check dependencies online for you.
Descriptions of packages and dependencies.
Pick your own window manager.
Choose whether X or console.
Select if game machine or network server or other
And more features you, whomever is reading this, can think of beyond what I've typed out.[/list=1]

Any thoughts?
Old 02-15-2005, 06:38 AM   #2
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Never heard of such a thing before. But if you find one please post the link here.
Old 02-15-2005, 08:15 AM   #3
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Yeah iof such a site (or program) exist it will be very usefull ...
Old 02-15-2005, 08:39 AM   #4
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The only symilar thing to what you ask that I know are distributions such as Suse and RedHat where you select which packages to be installed, but a web site like that I've never heard. If there is one, let me know
Old 02-15-2005, 07:51 PM   #5
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Just select the packages you want to install. It can be very fine grained depending on your preferences (during installation options/settings). And from there use kickstart which comes with RedHat (or similair from different distro's) to clone your installation options in a script file.

However if you really want to do what you asked for, the only two things I can think of are cywin for windows or debian installation floppy/cd. Both download the packages as needed from the internet.

And no building your really own distro would require coding skills. No point and click.
Old 02-16-2005, 03:03 AM   #6
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Yes. If you want your own distro, you might consider Linux from scratch.
Old 02-17-2005, 07:56 AM   #7
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Originally posted by Harishankar
Yes. If you want your own distro, you might consider Linux from scratch.
I checked this out and these are documents that tell you how to make your own.

I did find or .com/.org, can't remember off-hand, but that's a livecd, not an install cd and they don't make it for you. You use their software to make one for yourself after you do all the footwork researching and downloading, etc. But again it's gonna run off of you CD or DVD and those are slow compared to the hard disk way...

I was thinking more along the lines of a repository online that upkeepts the latest stable files with a web-based interface where the visiter can pick and choose their complete style of install, starting from what kernel to all the packages on the site by checking off the appropriate boxes then clicking OK, which would then make an ISO for you on their site for you to download.
Old 02-17-2005, 12:50 PM   #8
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Not to sure, I'm still new with linux and have never used pure debian. But from what I here you can make a debian bootfloppy and install everything from over the network/internet.

Otherwise you can use a debian based distro and then use apt-get or synaptic to do what you want to do (also upgrading kernel). I would personally recommend Ubuntu for this as by default its already a quite minimal compared to Fedora and Mandrake.
Old 02-17-2005, 11:57 PM   #9
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There's Gentoo that you might take a look at...
You boot a liveCD and download/install everything using portage (dependency resolution)
Old 04-24-2005, 05:19 PM   #10
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I think I know what you are talking about

I think the site is called iBuild.

it's the place where you can build a live CD distro from scratch online.
check it out.
Old 04-24-2005, 05:26 PM   #11
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Suse does all that on FTP install. Just click on the software link and check/uncheck the boxes. There is also a 'check dependencies' button, and the relevant dependencies are installed with the chosen packages.


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