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    Building your own linux

    After my botched up OpenBSD fisaco, during which I lost all my data, including the stuff I had on windows, I've decided that m latest experiment is going to be a linux system that I build pretty much from scratch. What I want from you guys is a few suggestions as to which compact distro to use as either a base or a platform to compile everything from.
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    cgkanchi
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    Slackware is proud of the simplicity of their distro. They seem to make it a point to keep their OS small and simple. Maybe you should look into that one. I plan on switching to that one before (too) long. SuSE is cool, but I think it's a little beefier than it needs to be. I need a distro that requires some thinking.
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    Your best bet would be to visit www.linuxfromscratch.org

    -Taboo
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    \"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.\"
    Dennis Ritchie.
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    does it make so much of a difference what platform you're using to compile the stuff? the gcc/g++/make/gmake suite does the same thing under all unices...
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    The reason I asked is that I need something really small so that I can download and install it as a dual boot. And then begin building my linux.
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    cgkanchi
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    you could go for debian, the base install is under 100MB and you won't have any problems with fixing module dependencies
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