Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-23-2009, 08:17 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
Create a debian based linux operating system.. Where to get started

I wish to create a dabian based operating system for research purpose.
Can any body suggest from where i can get started, or is there any tutorial or useful links you can suggest.

Plz give me some suggestions.

Thanks in advance.
Old 09-23-2009, 08:24 AM   #2
LQ Veteran
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738Reputation: 738
The best place to start might be to define what you want your new distro to do, and especially what will be unique compared to the 100's already out there.

This is a bit like asking: "How do I build a house?" You would get responses on everything from building codes to how to install nails. To apply this to your question----tell us what tools you are comfortable with--eg C programming, kernel configuration, scripting, etc.
Old 10-01-2009, 02:14 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 21

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for your reply..

I am comfortable with C and scripting language. Any way if any other specialization needed i can learn that.

My requirement is that, i am having a MID(Mobile internet device, used mainly for internet applications) with me. I would like to have my own OS for that. All packages needed are available on Ubuntu and Debian. As a beginner i would like to integrate the minimum required packages(mainly internet) and have an os of minimum size.

I think now you got my requirement. Plz help.

Thanks in advance.
Old 10-01-2009, 04:34 AM   #4
LQ 5k Club
Registered: May 2001
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 8,528

Rep: Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899Reputation: 899
You can start with a debian netinstall, it will install the base system.
Then you can add or remove whatever you want
Old 10-01-2009, 06:32 AM   #5
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia PA USA
Distribution: Lubuntu, Slackware
Posts: 2,230

Rep: Reputation: 291Reputation: 291Reputation: 291
My requirement is that, i am having a MID(Mobile internet device...
You may want to have a look at Ubuntu MID:
You could perhaps use that as a base and customize it to suit your needs.

Last edited by tommcd; 10-01-2009 at 06:34 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Debian operating system Neha Shukla Linux - Distributions 3 09-17-2009 03:51 PM
LXer: Create Your Own Cloud Operating System With EyeOS LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 04-01-2009 09:12 PM
'Operating system not found' Any operating system installed wont work. TechniSlave Linux - Newbie 55 02-09-2009 12:02 PM
!!!Debian R2 (Release 2.0) Linux Operating System INSTALLATION Problem????? arun-linux Linux - Newbie 3 02-17-2008 09:08 AM
squid : restriction based on operating system minil Programming 2 02-10-2005 12:24 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration