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Offline Hustle

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Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« on: October 16, 2009, 06:58:26 AM »
Hi, I would like to learn how to build my own linux distro from scratch, nothing special, basically to run apache and php.

Thank You :)

Offline danielibarnes

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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2009, 07:47:45 AM »
Linux From Scratch had a release recently. It's the best place to start:
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org

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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 07:52:57 AM »
It would be relatively easy if you base it on Microcore.

See what programs are already available that you could use.

All you would need to do is make extensions for any programs you want to use that are not already available.
Many people see what is. Some people see what can be, and make a difference.

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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009, 04:26:17 AM »
imho, may be it's good idea start from tinycore2,3.1? ::)


+ php5.tcz (+all dependencies, including apach2.tczl).

why tinycore2.3.1? i have a lot of problem in 2.4.1  - no sound, no k3b,....  :'(

all your distro will have 30-50 mb...

Good luck!

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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009, 04:28:01 AM »
... no sound, no k3b,....  :'(


I have sound and k3b working on 2.4.1

Did you update your tcz's to the latest?
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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2009, 04:37:36 AM »
yes!

oss.tczmand alsa.tczl doesn't work! but in previous version it worked!

and k3b....
what is difference between OSS.tczm and OSS40.tczm

any of this oss tcz can't even install!  :o

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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2009, 05:56:18 AM »
Boot TC 2.4.1 with boot options "base nolocal norestore" and install from the on-line repository OSS.tczm and try the 'osstest' command in terminal.

What happenes?
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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2009, 11:48:18 AM »
Boot TC 2.4.1 with boot options "base nolocal norestore" and install from the on-line repository OSS.tczm and try the 'osstest' command in terminal.

What happenes?

Ha! it's amasing! Miracle!

sound is on!  ;D

but.... How i can adjust sound in my system tcl2.4.1? How to remove old oss and oss40 and install correctly OSS?


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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2009, 12:48:25 PM »
Boot with "base norestore", go to your tce directory, delete the extensions. Reboot normally, and install OSS.tczm from the appbrowser.
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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2009, 02:42:03 PM »
Boot with "base norestore", go to your tce directory, delete the extensions. Reboot normally, and install OSS.tczm from the appbrowser.
ok. i'm going to do that!

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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2009, 03:44:53 PM »
/usr/local/tce.installed had 2 files - OSS and OSS40. I deleted them!

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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2009, 03:50:46 PM »
Great thanks all peoples, who help me!  ;)

Now i have sound in my tcl2.4.1.

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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2009, 02:13:37 PM »
@Hustle I was thinking the same thing.  I have looked LFS (linux from scratch) and its a pretty solid base as well as a great learning tool.  alot of great linux Os's have been born from it.  as for me i am working on (more like struggling) on making a custom ISO of microcore 2.5 with openbox, pypanel, abiword, emelfm2, opera, geany, gnumeric, and conky.  let me know if you make any progress with yours.
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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2009, 06:24:21 AM »
Just curious what problems are running into, since you describe your experience as 'struggling'... Is it integrating a complete such system out of components or building an ISO of such?

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Re: Starting a Linux Distro from Scrarch
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2009, 08:49:39 AM »
I say struggling since i am new to this sort of thing. (ie integrating the extensions into the OS then remastering)  mabey its just not my time to build a custom iso, *shrugs*, i dont know.  but i have dl'd LFS and have been reading it and it seems like as good as any place to start.
unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; unmount; sleep  - my daily unix command list

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