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> Self-distro, How do you make a distro of your own?
post May 11 2004, 01:14 PM
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OK, some of you know that I am a terrible newbie, and you could probably come up with many other names to describe me smile.gif

The thing is, despite the fact that I've hardly started to use Linux, I have several great ideas for a new distribution! I know it's lame, but I had a 'brainstorm' and... well, what can you do?

The chart is pretty full of alternatives right now, so I don't know how much need there is for yet another distro, but I've even got the name ready!

So, what I was wondering about is how does one make a distro? Is it very hard? Will I be able to do this myself after handling Linux for a while, or will I have to turn the 'geek' up a notch? Is there an easy (sissy) way to do this and a hard (man's-man) way? I am very comfortable with the easy way, if there is such a thing! When you've got the skills, is it alright to just compile and distribute, no questions asked, or will this get me sued?

Maybe the alternate path is to compile a group of passionate Linux-users (with the Knowledge) and lead the way. The ideas I've got for a distribution are, actually, mostly concerning the image - but that is devastatingly good! cool.gif Are you with me!? tongue.gif

Again, I'm very aware that this question may be incredibly na´ve and even stoopid, but I trust you won't make fun of me... that much...

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post May 17 2004, 01:14 PM
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You could also remaster a current distro (basically change it to your liking). I know Knoppix and DSL have a walkthrough how to do it with their distro.

Both are live (with the ability to be installed to the HDD) which is nifty. smile.gif

I was going to do this, but never got around to it. *shrugs*

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