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

Joe null.div.zero at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 20:36:31 CDT 2015


Yeah,  I'm sure they have.  Small footprint distros are pretty common even
if something matching the wish list hasn't been created for some embedded
device, like the raspberry pi or beaglebone.  Anything more obscure
wouldn't be easy to work with.

Joe Machos
On Jun 10, 2015 8:27 PM, "Ron" <ron.j.mann at gmail.com> wrote:

> Another avenue may involve looking at the Suse Studio. It would give you
> an avenue to test various combinations based on openSUSE/JeOS platforms. Or
> you can review builds that other people have shared through the site. The
> specifics that you are looking for may have been built into a distro
> already.
>
> On 06/10/2015 07:12 PM, Joe wrote:
>
>> 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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