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post Jun 15 2005, 01:24 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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The Linux from Scratch project teaches how to create your own Linux distribution. However, the project is done on a hard drive. What if someone wanted to create a distribution to be installed from a CD, just like the commercial ones? How is an installation CD for a customized distribution made?
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post Jun 15 2005, 02:08 PM
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Its GNU/

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I think most of the time they boot just like a liveCD, and start some kind of installation program. The isntallation program is written for each distribution. Mandrake uses DrakX and Fedora uses Anaconda. There is also a Gentoo installer project going on. It's probably quite a big job - But you could always just take a "snapshot" of a system and then write a shell script to copy it from the CD to the HardDisk (which is what you do with Gentoo to a certain extent).


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