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Old 01-13-2016, 05:35 AM   #1
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guide for creating a custom linux os from scratch

I am personally interested to build a custom linux os from scratch. So after searching i came for linux from scratch (lfs) . So can anyone atleast guide me what to do snd what not to do.
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Follow the book exactly. Read and understand each step before proceeding. Be patient and detail oriented.

This will not be a fast or simple process, depending on your knowledge of linux systems...
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:21 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by rtyrru View Post
I am personally interested to build a custom linux os from scratch.
I have to ask, and I don't mean to be aggressive, why? That is what don't you like about existing distros that you are attempting to put right, or what features are you wanting to add, or subtract? Really, I can't see any advice being all that useful without knowing what you are trying to do.
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As has been said, you really need to be very precise and careful in creating LFS. I never managed to finish! If you just want to learn about Linux, it's a useful exercise. But if you want to create your ideal distro, there are downsides that most people forget:
1. LFS gives you a basic Linux installation. So what about applications software? That's a lot of compiling to be done after you've finished compiling LFS.
2. It's one thing to create a distro, and quite another to maintain it. Why do you think so many distros issue version 1.0 and never get to 2.0? Some even had several developers, like Fuduntu and Wolvix, but they got bogged down and gave up.
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Old 01-15-2016, 03:16 AM   #6
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rtyrru, you might want to take a look at Gentoo which is a source based distro. It allows you to put together a well-tried-out distro and you can install all the known *nix software with it's package manager. You can also learn how to configure gcc, kernel, etc. So eventually if you decide to make your own distro with LFS or in any other way, at least you will have a brief knowledge on how to start.

salasi, maybe he/she just want's to learn. Why discourage somebody who is interested in learning, trying out or making new things? How about to encourage them instead?



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