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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.


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Old 04-16-2003, 10:14 AM   #1
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Question Makin an installer

I have made my linux from scratch system, i'm happy with it.

It's mainly a gamers system, Quake, Doom, NVidia Drivers etc installed, even a CounterStrike server!

BUT, i have a bunch of friends who want a copy and I would also like to put my distribution on the net for others to download.

My problem is I want to create a nice graphical installer (like Lizard or preferably Anaconda (i like anaconda lots!)) for my distribution but I haven't a clue how.

I may be stupid be I am pretty much a who got into lfs!

I'll be greatful of any replies!

BTW : I haven't finished reading the book completely, if it says at the end of the book on how to make the installer please tell me

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Old 04-16-2003, 11:43 AM   #2
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No the book doesn't contain instructions for an installer. Personally I can't help you there either.

Try searching the LFS mailinglist archives using maybe something will turn up (I know for a fact many people have made installers, but I don't remember if there were any anaconda based ones, or GUI ones in general).
Old 04-16-2003, 11:45 AM   #3
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Thanks anyway. I'm off to search the mailing list now.

Well, temporarily a text-based installer will do, cuz i could use that to install it for my friends. But in the future, I will need a (simple) GUI installer because it needs to be easy for newbies to use.

But thanks
Old 05-09-2003, 03:49 AM   #4
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Nice installer

Nice installer can be done by using NCURSES library.
And install new pagages by rpm or installpkg :-)


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