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Old 27th February 2005, 01:10 PM
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creating custom linux distro:confused: :confused: :confused:

Hi, i'm a newbie to linux n jjuz started an interest for linux last week....i was getting fed up with Windows and its stupid spyware ,virus problems...well, since last week , i've been reading and about all sorts of stuff a newbie has to...now i've got a small grasp on using fedora. i'm using fedora core 3.

now , this is my problem. I'm planning to make a cyber cafe client system for my final year project . For that purpose, i want to make a custom distribution of linux based on kernel 2.6 . Now, there are many websites that guides on custom building a kernel but what i want is " how to make a distribution cd with custom softwares( i plan to include some software rpms and a java software i created as the systems UI) . how do i make the required files so that i can burn em in CD to be installed ? some thing like feather linux but i will be installing it not running it as a liveCD. The other softwares i've included also must be installed together with the OS so that it can be used as a cc system.

If anybody can poin me to a helpful website or provide assistance, i would be grateful.
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Old 27th February 2005, 01:55 PM
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this web site gives all the details, BUT, this is very in depth
http://czarc.net/HOWTO-Updating-fc3.html

Read through this article first. although it says how to create a updated version of FC3, The principle there is the same.
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Old 27th February 2005, 03:25 PM
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Thanks man, this is really helpful. This guide is what i've been looking for for my project. But ,llet me see, i rebuild the kernel from scratch first,then add the software and dependancies. Then once everything is complete, i create the ISO images as instructed. Right?
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