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Old 10-17-2005, 11:12 AM   #16
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Originally posted by rmckayfleming
Well, why don't you help me
I, for one don't have the time, energy nor commitment to making and creating a distro.

Listen, we are not trying to be funny or seem unwelcoming but creating and maintaining a distro is hard work. I don't know how to make one. But I do know enough about the system and what it needs to be able to get a pen and paper, sit down and scratch my head and start a few plans how to go about it, and as I think about the different aspects and solututions to overcome them then I will start to build it up into something useful. Frankly, I'm not prepared to put that sort of effort into it. If you've not that sort of experience then your really going to struggle. Think of this phase - finding out information how to build a distro a small taster of what's invlolved with making a distro

Oh, and how can you be proud of something you got LQ to do all the hard graft for?
Old 10-17-2005, 11:45 AM   #17
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Let rmckayfleming be, if he can't even take time search and gather some information how could he ever be able to make a distro?
rmckayfleming, nothing personal but you could ask debian developers? knoppix developers? :-) I believe it is your dream creating a distro but you can be proud of yourself by achieving other things... If i were you i would think again.

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Old 10-17-2005, 03:01 PM   #18
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Well... I guess I will look around, do you know of any articles or interviews towards any of the distro developers?
Old 10-17-2005, 03:27 PM   #19
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I suggest you to try
LFS. There you can get into the very basics of how to compile your own Linux, it could be a good starting point, but you have to learn much to be ready for that because LFS is not actually for newbies. I have tried it but it is too smart for me yet. I am sure I'll return there after some time because I want my own distro which I could share with my friends (just like you I guess
BTW: I got here from google when searching for "how to create a debian based" And it gave me some other really useful links (like, try it yourself.

Good luck!

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Old 10-17-2005, 03:51 PM   #20
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Well thanks, for the info, I'll look into it more deeply, want to help me bTW, anymore I will search too, but anymore input?
Old 10-18-2005, 09:41 AM   #21
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[edit:]In reference to your post in answer to mine suggesting Damn Small Linux as a base[/edit]

I understand. But DSL seems to have all the basic features you're aiming at, and it is Open-Source, so you may learn interesting things for your own project by studying how DSL is done.


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Old 10-18-2005, 07:29 PM   #22
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Thanks for the post, anymore...
Old 10-18-2005, 08:03 PM   #23
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Well, I guess this is the end of my posts, I have found many articles on making a distro and I am ready, thanks for your input.
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Could take a base Debian Stable, Testing, or Sid install, I would prefer Sid because of having the newest software that Debian has to offer, and being rolling-release, and build up your distro from there, configure it aiming at a specific audience, create an ISO from it, and there 'ya go.
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Look at the dates on the other posts. 8 years ago.


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