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Old 02-10-2007, 03:38 AM   #1
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Build Linux from Zero...


Hi, all..
I am now doing my final project to graduate from my college.
I plan to take topic about Build A New Linux Distro from zero (but, not LFS).
My concept is, compile the kernel, install the desktop manager, and last install the application.
I've try to searching arround the net about this material but I can't found it.

May somebody could help me please.. I really want this to happen..

Thank you so much for helps...

Best regards.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 03:54 AM   #2
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well I would say that LFS is still about the best guide you're going to get, just don't use their packages if that's really what you need to do. you'll still compile the right things at the right time, unless you wish to strip parts out. but it doesn't really look as if you will.

looking at your concept though, you seem to have missed out about 5,000 steps between compiling a kernel and installing a DE...
 
Old 02-10-2007, 04:39 AM   #3
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LFS seems to be the right way to go about it. Alternatively you can go to LFS Hints section and look at "From Boot Prompt to Bash". It takes you through the steps you mentioned. And yeah, its not as simple as you make it sound....
 
Old 02-10-2007, 09:41 AM   #4
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Quote:
I've try to searching arround the net about this material but I can't found it.
This is hard to believe
try:
compile linux kernel
building linux
build linux distro
and more....

You will get LOTS of hits
 
Old 02-11-2007, 02:07 AM   #5
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I thought that my concept is possible, in fact it's to difficult.. I'm sorry...

Actually, I have browse lfs.org but I confuse where should I started from? There're many links; Download, etc. Should I download the LiveCD first or how? And is there any step by step way to build an LFS?

Thank you so much for helps...

God bless you..
 
Old 02-11-2007, 08:00 AM   #6
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Download the LFS book. It would tell you exactly what you to do. Step by Step. The live CD can be used as a starting point since it has all the tools required for compilation etc. However, if you have an existing linux on your system, you may use it as base and do your compilations etc from there. Its really upto you.
 
Old 02-11-2007, 08:51 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by frozenade
I thought that my concept is possible, in fact it's to difficult.. I'm sorry...
Why are you apologizing??
Noone said that this was too difficult---but I'll be willing to bet you that it is pretty tedious.

Did you do those Google searches?

Where is the College? ---what is your major?
 
Old 02-11-2007, 08:23 PM   #8
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It will be very difficult, expecially if you don't have much background in linux. When I started with linux I decided I will make a custom install of suse - without the graphical installer. That was around 1997, and it took me two weeks to go through it until I finally gave up on it. And that was just installing an already built system. But there are still alot of interesting projects you could realize with linux, like building your own router, firewall, server...
One of these days I'm going to do LFS, but without expecting anything to work :P

Last edited by oskar; 02-11-2007 at 08:24 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 06:34 AM   #9
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Did you do those Google searches?

Where is the College? ---what is your major?
Yes, I've search the google but none match exactly as I want to.
My major is Informatics Technique in College of Informatics Management and Computer Science.

Thank you for all suggestions, everyone . You make me confident to getting start this project.
I'll try my concept first, if not I'll try the LFS.
Thanks everyone...
 
  


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