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Hello, I recently completed my own linux from scratch build. I have it setup on my home pc and its running great. What Im wanting to do now is create ...
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    Create installer for linux from scratch distro


    Hello,

    I recently completed my own linux from scratch build. I have it setup on my home pc and its running great.

    What Im wanting to do now is create an installer for my distro. Nothing fancy text based is fine but I dont know how.

    Is there something already out there that I can use to create an installer or am I going to have to figure this out on my own?

    I know that I can boot from a live cd and format the hdd of the target maching then copy my build from a dvd onto the target hard drive, setup grub, reboot and enjoy but Im looking to create something more automated like the other mainstream linux distros.

    Any help in this would be awesome. Iv been running through google for the past 2 day and have come up with nothing.

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    Well, Searching the Forums will allow you to find me telling a couple of ways to do this.

    The easiest way is to write down everything that you did and turn it into a BashScript.

    If you have some more knowledge about Linux (Install Gentoo once).
    You'll find a easy way to make a Installer aswell.

    But, I'll help you

    First you should make a Partition script.
    Then Format.
    Then Mount
    Then Copy all files
    Then Change all Config Files.
    Thats what basicly happens.

    Cheers,
    Robin
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    Well to do it with bash scripts wouldnt there have to be a linux os on the target machine already.

    Im talking more along the lines of a text based installer that boots from a cd, partitions and formats a raw hdd, then installs my distro.

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    Heh, well Basicly there is Linux on already.
    You make a linux Live cd that has the Bash Scripts (or ncurses program whatever you decide)
    And you mount the Drives to /mnt and then you write all in there.

    There is nothing more to it really.
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