[SATLUG] Starter concepts for "Help with My Linux"

Stewart, Billy E CIV DHA (US) billy.e.stewart.civ at mail.mil
Wed Jun 10 20:03:12 CDT 2015


I'm in on doing LFS!  Never have attended a meeting, but very interested in meeting all here.  Have a hobby I want to start on (building linux appliance for security). So the next meeting LFS might be discussed?  

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From: Joe [mailto:null.div.zero at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 07:12 PM
To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List <satlug at satlug.org>
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Starter concepts for "Help with My Linux"

Is this really just a mailing list?  I'm more of a mind that we are a
community of like minded linux'ites.  Now, he may only want to go through
the trials of LFS.  But, if others are interested, we have an opportunity
here to get people involved in something larger.  How about SATLinux,
SATLUG?

Joe Machos
On Jun 10, 2015 5:53 PM, "Craig" <sargonemail at gmail.com> wrote:

> In agreement about mailing list not exactly being the appropriate method
> to get up to speed on creating/rolling one's own distro.
> So, just providing some starting reference pointers (without using LFS)
> that one can then use google or other suitable search methods to track
> down the details (or use LFS as an organized google reference to track down
> non-LFS related details).
>
> a) Might want to get up to speed on using/installing a distro on a VM,
> such as http://troubleshooters.com/linux/diy/plopinst.htm
> Use this to figure/learn how to build/add tinycore to this!
> Add in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Source_Mage or tazpkg and make use
> of tazpkg's convert to tazpkg format.
> Need to figure out how to pull down/compile source for the debian packages
> and/or other packages such as redhat rpm's vs. just using arch linux pacman
> only build from sources style.
> At which point, should be able to grab the appropriate packages for
> building/compiling the system to specifications listed.
>
> b) Alternatively, learn how to roll a base iso image using info covered in
> part a)
> along with SystemImageKit http://github.com/probonopd/SystemImageKit
> Then boot to the image using grub and "build" away.
> It'll make experimenting/learning/building the distro a bit easier.
> Just have to "burn" the iso to dvd or copy to/configure usb to boot the iso
> image!
>
> c) A pseudo-diy "small" roll-your own, in-ram, usb, non-LFS, does source
> thing
> to look at pupply linux and "customize" to suit!
> ppc (http://macpup.org/ )
> arm (http://distro.ibiblio.org/fatdog/web/arm-index.html )
>
> Could do something like http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Dpup
> or DebianDog, http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=93225
> turn your "customize install" into the customized distro your looking for.
>
> Once the install/setup satisfies the goals/objectives, just use something
> such as:
> https://github.com/probonopd/SystemImageKit
> http://www.linux-live.org/
> and/or appropriate distro tool(s) to make the live boot/run in ram startup
> iso/usb such as
>
> http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/10-scripts-to-create-your-own-linux-distribution-665247
>
> > In "Help with My Linux" Travvis Moseley on Jun 9 wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would like help building My Linux. It's name will be Talix for Tails
> > Linux and I need these goals.
> ...
> >      * Have a Sonic and Tails theme
> >      * Use kmscon for system consoles
> >      * Support Spanish and Japanese
> > ...
> >      * Be fun
> ?? engineering definition of fun or general public definition of fun ??
>
> >      * Run in RAM
> So, the distribution would need to be recompiled when config files change?
>
> > * Have a tiny core like TinyCore Linux
> TinyCore is a stripped down kernel vs. the microkernel, GNU/Hurd
> >      * Have a GNU/Hurd release
> Like Arch Hurd : www.archhurd.org
> or debian/hurd : https://wiki.debian.org/Debian_GNU/Hurd
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