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s0no 12-02-2004 02:14 PM

Desktop Slackware

I'm currently playing around with the idea of making my own distro (for personal use) based on slackware, but I have a few questions first and was hoping some of you other slackers can help answer them.

Slackware, is the distro I use on my desktop and I simply love it.

Now my questions are: Since Pat provides all of the source code for slackware, freely available off of a slackware mirror, along with the .Slackbuilds, would it be possible to just download a base system and compile it, place my selection of preferred apps ontop of it and then repackage it in an iso for easy installs?

My plan (goal) is make a desktop only version of slackware, based on the 2.6 kernel.

I'm not afraid of doing a lot of work.

If anyone can help, or even point me to a few helpful websites or if this has been answered before somewhere else, I would be very thankful.

Thanks in advance.

rusty_slacker 12-02-2004 02:34 PM

probably, the answer to your question is yes. check this out:

s0no 12-02-2004 02:47 PM

Well, I did a little bit of brainstorming and some research.

This is what I have so far:

I will install a Slackware Base system (or maybe even vector linux, based on slackware, which is already very trimmed) onto my second drive.

I will trim, nip and tuck whatever I see fit, and then install a 2.6 kernel.

Use the already made kde 3.3.1 binaries made by Pat.

Polish will come later, such as a bootsplash and whatever else I feel will make it feel more like a "user friendly desktop".

Once I get a base, I need to look into how to repackage it all with an installer, maybe just a hacked version of the Slackware installer.

I'll post more as I progess.

Feel free to post ideas or helpful tips.


UltimaGuy 12-03-2004 06:08 AM

Also add the Dropline GNOME for GNOME fans....add Enlightment etc and I'm ur man :)

rotvogel 12-03-2004 07:54 AM

MAybe you could have a look at . It seems they are working on a new version. I don't see the advantage of another Slackware based distro. But that's only my opinion. :)

s0no 12-04-2004 12:20 PM

Yes, to be honest, I don't want to add to the amount of distro's there are on the already overly long list.

However, bad forks die and good ones strive... so you never know.

I managed to get a lot more work done and I'm testing a livecd of what I have so far... it's nothing special but I think it's pretty damn good.

BTW: Dropline is awesome and I have used it many times before. Maybe I'll use it as a default desktop.

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