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baxzius 02-03-2010 08:53 AM

I want to release my own Linux.
 
i have been seeing linux since 2000,and i understand that a lot of people is releasing their own Linux distros.
And now my question is...

I am wishing to release my own linux.
What are the steps and what are the concepts i must know.???

Ofcourse I know about Kernel compiling with gcc....
and.... heard about CVS....
and
and
what else i must know?

advance thanks and Love you all people and concern experts of Kingdom Linux.

bret381 02-03-2010 09:08 AM

the main thing you must know in my opinion is what direction is YOUR distro going to go? what will your distro do that others won't, or what gap or hole will it fill? If you have no specific direction there is really no point.

baxzius 02-03-2010 09:11 AM

well i wanna study linux by making myself.

baxzius 02-03-2010 09:11 AM

cant i?

carbonfiber 02-03-2010 09:16 AM

Step 1: Download Ubuntu
Step 2: Rename it to something funky such as Liquid Sunbeam LNX
Step 3: Change default Wallpaper
Step 4: Bestow it upon the world
Step 5: ???
Step 6: Profit!

EricTRA 02-03-2010 09:24 AM

And yet another copycat!

Seriously, that is not the way to do it in my opinion. It's easy enough to get an existing distro, change some settings, colors, wallpapers, install some packages and call it your own distro. But it would be nothing more than a 'distillation' of the original one, and your name would be assigned to that one.

The path indicated by bret381 is far more interesting. Sit down and think! Then think some more, focusing on what are people waiting for, what are they missing in most of the distros that already exist. Then start from scratch, learning Linux, building for example the LFS (Linux From Scratch) system, include the things YOU think are different, design your own 'vision'.

Kind regards,

Eric

knudfl 02-03-2010 09:27 AM

It is a good idea making up your own Linux to learn ..

Linux From Scratch : http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/news.html
6.5 , the stable :
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/6.5/
The development version , Version SVN-20100201
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/...ent/index.html

But please don't expect to distribute a new Linux,
you will be very disappointed when you find out, that
nobody but you want to use it.
.....

bret381 02-03-2010 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baxzius (Post 3850845)
well i wanna study linux by making myself.

If that's the case LFS or even Gentoo would be a good place to start. But I wouldn't really say it's "making your own distro" although it will teach you a LOT

jefro 02-03-2010 04:30 PM

My take would be to

Distro's tend to be directed toward a target audience.
What do you want this distro to do for the user?

Pick hardware platform or platforms. Might consider a new path such as the new ARM processors.

Understand how distro's tend to be based and choose one.
Some use Debian and other's Fedora Gentoo and such. Might have to do all from scratch and make it your own.

Find out how to add in apps with the distro and add in apps later if you want the newbie user to be able to upgrade.

TEST TEST TEST.

Start over and fix bugs,

TEST TEST TEST.

You get the idea.

chrism01 02-03-2010 04:46 PM

Have a look at www.distrowatch.com, there are 309 listed on this page and there's probably more if you dig deeper... Might give you a few ideas..

tredegar 02-03-2010 04:48 PM

Quote:

I am wishing to release my own linux.
What are the steps and what are the concepts i must know.???
If you don't know the steps and the concepts, then you are not ready to do this.

"Learn to walk before you try to run".

worm5252 02-03-2010 04:51 PM

Here are a few things to consider

1.) Why? What is the point of you making another distribution of Linux? I mean there are literally 1000's out there as is. Honestly what could your distribution do that one of the existing distributions can't do?

2.) How are you going to support it? This is a question that takes on many forms and requires a lot of thought from a lot of angles. For example, this questions many mean, How are you going to provide Technical Support on your distribution? or How are you going to manage fixing bugs and releasing updates?. It may mean How are you going to financially support this distribution? How do you plan on distributing this version of Linux to the rest of the world? Do you plan on offering a web page to provide information, screenshots, support, and documentation on your distribution? How do you plan on Hosting those materials?

3.) What happens when you no longer have the patience, time, finances, or other means to continue with this distribution? Is it going to be another home made distribution with very little purpose that becomes abandoned?

4.) What is going to make your distribution unique from others?

5.) What about advertising to let the world know your distribution exist?

6.) You need to remember that Linux is a community product. There is no I, or Mine involved in Linux. No 1 person completely owns or supports Linux. With that said, who is going to help you?

I am not saying do not make your own distribution. I am saying take your time and think long and hard about it before you do it. It is a BIG comitment to make your own distribution and to support it.

baxzius 02-04-2010 02:04 AM

you are extremely right!!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bret381 (Post 3850841)
the main thing you must know in my opinion is what direction is YOUR distro going to go? what will your distro do that others won't, or what gap or hole will it fill? If you have no specific direction there is really no point.

look bret381...my purpose is not for public.. for me....
you are extremely right.... i must have different ideas for the linux release purposes....i beg your pardon
i wanna study linux myself... the whole system..
i dont want to showoff.. please help me... i dont want to show off...

baxzius 02-04-2010 02:06 AM

thank you
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EricTRA (Post 3850858)
And yet another copycat!

Seriously, that is not the way to do it in my opinion. It's easy enough to get an existing distro, change some settings, colors, wallpapers, install some packages and call it your own distro. But it would be nothing more than a 'distillation' of the original one, and your name would be assigned to that one.

The path indicated by bret381 is far more interesting. Sit down and think! Then think some more, focusing on what are people waiting for, what are they missing in most of the distros that already exist. Then start from scratch, learning Linux, building for example the LFS (Linux From Scratch) system, include the things YOU think are different, design your own 'vision'.

Kind regards,

Eric

ok. i will do as you said.

baxzius 02-04-2010 02:39 AM

The whole truth story....
 
Hear The Story

I was first used Red hat linux 7 and
Understood that my linux version wouldnt support Realtek sound chip on my intel motherboard.i installed sound driver by installing the driver files.........and installing modules and compiling and making it...
At last My Linux supported Sound.


From that i understood that i have passion on linux i want to study linux whole system. the kernel and everything...
I NEED YOUR SUPPORT......I BELEIVE YOU ALL WILL BE WITH ME. LOVE YOU PEOPLE.


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