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    How to make a linux Distribution


    Hey...Im kind of new to the forum...But I was simply wondering around if some of you guys could get me a step ahead on how to make a linux distribution based on red hat....Im just curious about it, cause i really dont have much experience...But Im simply curious....


    Thanks.. ! in advanced.

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    If you really want to know the gory details of what makes a Linux distribution, you might consider Linux From Scratch (link). Be warned, though, it's not for the faint of heart.
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    I'd start with Pocket Linux Guide (PDF format). I just finished that, and I have to say it was quite an experience. I liked the way the guide was written as opposed to some of the others floppy linux guides because you end up with a nice little system every chapter, that way you don't get side tracked (which always happens to me).

    From there, I think you can go into the LFS guide, which is about 100-times more difficult than the Pocket Linux Guide, but at least you'll have some understanding of what's going on.

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    There's also Gentoo which has excellent documentation. Also you could try creating your own liveCD, using either Knoppix, Morphix etc... Or you could check out an app called Ibuild which seems to make the process of creating your own liveCD less painless.

    Of these I've only installed Gentoo (3 times) it's a long process but what I got (learned a lot about linux internals, which helped out greatly when I ran into problems/configured on other linux systems.) in return was invaluable.

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    There's a difference between an OS and a distribution of an OS. A distro is just the collection of packages that happens to come with the OS and, as such, is fairly easy to make...
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    I've removed what I see to be pointless insulting posts about this thread's original poster. This thread is not going anywhere useful, so it is now locked. Please do not insult other members of the forum, regardless of how silly you may find their questions.
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