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compuboy_r
post Sep 26 2004, 10:50 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
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Linux is a Free Open Source Operating System.

But How can i Compile My Own Linux.
I am a newbie to Linux.

I am using Windows XP and want to install Linux but first i want to compile Linux on this machine and then install it.

How can this be done ?
What all do i need and where can i get it ?

Thanks

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hughesjr
post Sep 27 2004, 06:18 AM
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Its GNU/Linuxhelp.net
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dizzy_poet is right ... with most newer linux distros, you don't normally need to compile anything (except maybe a couple hardware drivers) to get a full linux install.

If you have no current Linux/UNIX experience, I would suggest that you try a live CD first as well.

If you like the live CD, I recommend either Mandrake 10.1 or Fedora Core 2 as your first real install (or SUSE 9.1 if you want to pay for the CD).

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If you do have some UNIX or Linux experience and you want to compile items to learn how everything works, then I would recommend Linux From Scratch.

I learned more about Linux by going through thier book and building from scratch than I did from any other source. I personally don't recommend this as your main PC, but it is a great learning experience. Once you have mastered LFS (do it a couple times so you understand what you are doing), then a Gentoo install is possible.


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