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Old 11-18-2004, 06:52 PM   #1
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Distributing my distro

Once I've gone through the pain--I mean joy--of creating my own distro using LFS, how do I go about sharing it with the world?

I'm thinking that I want to create an LFS distro, and then add the networking stuff, ProFTPD, WebMin, and a few other things. Make it an FTP Server Appliance, if you will, then distribute it to the world.

Old 11-18-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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open a webpage, and start spreading it around
Old 11-19-2004, 05:58 AM   #3
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More to it

Yes, I would have to do that, but first I'd have to have something for them to download from said webpage. That's what I'm after....

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I have no clue how to make a distro, nor any experience, but I'll give it a shot. Say you had a distro that was very generic, no arch. specific optimizations. You could create a boot-disk (CD) with a tar ball of your distro, cfdisk, e2fsprogs, and stuff. Enough to create, and format a linux partition & swap, and tar and zlib to extract it to the selected partition, then just add in the fstab after the fact... Or better yet, use some sort of package management and create a package of each set of software, and give the user options of what to install. Of course then you'd have to create some sort of install program. You'd also have to have some script to create their fstab based on the HD/partition they want it on.

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Old 11-19-2004, 09:36 PM   #5
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I have just gone through a new book "Knoppix Hacks" In it, it tells how to make a distro like Knoppix. With the book is a live CD of Knoppix which you could use to create your distro.

It's deep, but good stuff that I think may be what you are looking for.


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