January 26th, 2002, 07:37 AM
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.
January 26th, 2002, 10:22 PM
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.
January 26th, 2002, 11:40 PM
Your best bet would be to visit www.linuxfromscratch.org
\"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.\"
January 28th, 2002, 12:33 PM
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...
January 28th, 2002, 01:30 PM
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.
January 28th, 2002, 01:48 PM
you could go for debian, the base install is under 100MB and you won't have any problems with fixing module dependencies