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

Travis England england.travis at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 07:23:10 CDT 2015

I went onto the SATLUG website the other day... The latest meeting info only goes through 2014. The "Recent Presentations" are from 2012-2013. Does anyone have any info on the next meeting?

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> On Jun 12, 2015, at 2:19 AM, Nathan Templeton <nathantempleton at live.com> wrote:
> Joe,
> 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 matter..
> V/R,
> N8
>> 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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