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

Nathan Templeton nathantempleton at live.com
Fri Jun 12 02:19:13 CDT 2015


  Completely agree! And at one time that is what is really was.. But the 
participation has really dropped off.. I would love to see the SATLUG 
come back. I would love to be a part of it :D Just my thoughts on the 



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,
> 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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