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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 ?


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post Sep 27 2004, 06:18 AM
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Its GNU/

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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).


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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