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hi all, if anyone wants to develop a new linux distribution how will he begin?can u pls tell me what steps h/she has to follow to develop a new distro?pls ...
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    To develop a new linux distro how some1 start his/her works?


    hi all,
    if anyone wants to develop a new linux distribution how will he begin?can u pls tell me what
    steps h/she has to follow to develop a new distro?pls also specify details source(web link) of

    those issues.
    however, to modify,develop,compile and interface with the kernel what language/application
    we have to use??
    what is the meaning of modifying a kernel? what exact things we will get if we modify a kernel?? i

    mean, modifying a kernel will we get a new desktop environment, user friendly server configuration tool etc.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Nazib

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    **Moved to Misc.

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    A good place to start is Linux from Scratch and learn about how it is done and what needs to be done, then work your way from there.

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    LFS is great, i have used it, if you are a bit confused about the whole process are don't wanna compile everything yourself, use Automated linux from scratch and it will get you a usable system you can add anything you want to.

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    Re: To develop a new linux distro how some1 start his/her wo

    Quote Originally Posted by nazibsanju
    if anyone wants to develop a new linux distribution how will he begin?
    Not to discourage enthusiastic new users, I can't understand why anyone who is not already intimately familiar with Linux would want to make a new distro when there are so many great choices already? Literally 101 distros in this listing and I'm sure it's not comprehensive.
    /IMHO
    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

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    Not to discourage enthusiastic new users, I can't understand why anyone who is not already intimately familiar with Linux would want to make a new distro when there are so many great choices already?
    It teaches you alot about linux which you just don't know. I found it an excellent learning tool. It explains everything you might wanna know about all the packages needed to run a system

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    Re: To develop a new linux distro how some1 start his/her wo

    Quote Originally Posted by drakebasher
    Quote Originally Posted by nazibsanju
    if anyone wants to develop a new linux distribution how will he begin?
    Not to discourage enthusiastic new users, I can't understand why anyone who is not already intimately familiar with Linux would want to make a new distro when there are so many great choices already? Literally 101 distros in this listing and I'm sure it's not comprehensive.
    ya i am a newbie in linux. But u see i didn't write ...how will "I" begin? rather i wrote "he". That query came naturally when i think about distro??
    Thanks
    Nazib

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