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Originally Posted by bryansmith The LFS book itself only provides a base system. BLFS is the book you should look into for doing things like KDE. The current BLFS book ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    The LFS book itself only provides a base system. BLFS is the book you should look into for doing things like KDE. The current BLFS book covers installing KDE 3.4.1 (current version of KDE is 3.5.2).

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    Thankyou . Where can I find HOWTO's for LFS and BLFS?

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    Linux From Scratch: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

    Main Book (LFS): http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/

    Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS): http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    Linux From Scratch: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

    Main Book (LFS): http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/

    Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS): http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/

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    Thankyou. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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    As already said, apart from learning something about Linux, it is rather useless to add distro number 501 to the list. Better take a look at existing distros and ask to join a project. It will teach you much more than if you are trying to do it all yourself, as there is more to building a distro than compiling and thinking of a system-layout.
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    You'll learn a tremendous amount by building it from scratch, but unless you've had a college-level operating systems class I doubt it'd be too feasible. One interesting option would be to download the source and, in the directory you place the source code, running a search (remember recursive subdirectories, of course) for files containing "Mandriva". Then change or remove it in every file that comes up.

    This would be a little dangerous, unless you know what you're doing. I'm not saying I don't think you do, I'm just saying I have no clue how much experience and how many classes you've had. As of now, I could never build my own Linux distro, I would have a lot to learn.

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