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I was wondering what you would need to know about Linux, to make your own version of Linux. Right now I am using Suse Linux, and I do not like ...
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    A New Version Of Linux


    I was wondering what you would need to know about Linux, to make your
    own version of Linux. Right now I am using Suse Linux, and I do not like
    it very much, as it slow.

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    Try yoper linux, or gentoo.... if you are interested in a highly customizable OS

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    http://linuxfromscratch.org
    All you need is Linux, some basic Linux skills, the ability to read, and an internet connection to download a few hundred mbs of stuff. A cd burner is nice, too.

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    usually, if it's slow and you know it's not your hardware, it's usually because something's configured wrong.
    As for building your system, I reccomend doing a stage 1 or a stage 2 install of Gentoo, as that provides all the major benefits of Linux from scratch anyways, just in a nice automated fashion.

    I'd also make sure you have DMA acceleration enabled on your harddrives. To check the primary drive:
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    hdparm -d /dev/hda
    if it says 0 or off, then run this to turn it on:
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    hdparm -d1 /dev/hda
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    i dont think that yoper is fully customizable....but gentoo is.so if you want somrthing fully customizable and you want to learn more about linux try gentoo...it's definately a good experience....
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    Maybe I wasn't quite clear on what I was talking about. I wanted to make
    my own version of Linux, like how there is Suse and Redhat, I was thinking of making a new version, something that would be easy to use and powerful at the same time.

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    By the way, I have the Linux Kernel, and I was wondering what Gentoo Linux is and if it is free and where I can get it?

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    Dude500 Valan had it right if you want your own distro then (Dude500 Linux) you want LFS (Linux From Scratch) go back to his post and follow his link.
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    Well I went to the linux from scarth place it does seem like a good place to start.

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    Trust me, Linux from Scratch is a lot of fun. I'm in the middle of "jedi linux" myself
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