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    Linux Distrobution

    how would you come about making one i already know about linuxfromscratch.org any suggestions i'm trying to see if i can make my own linux distro thanks

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    <dreaming>
    Perhaps an AOLinux distro? That'd be a cool project.
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    well, get the kernel source, get a compiler, compile it, get a boot loader etc.
    Get all the other stuff, and put it all together onto a hard drive... Its one hell of a long job though!
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    Rewandythal explain more and a Aolinux?

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    any other suggestions or tips anyone

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    By AOLinux he meant AntiOnline Linux (AntiOnline is often abbreviated to AO)
    Get the full kernel source from http://www.kernel.org/
    Use an existing Linux machine to compile the kernel with the minimal options required for gettins a base system up and running (these requirements depend on the machine you'll be running it on, but for a very base system makes uer you have just the bare minimum modules compiled into the kernel)
    After you've done that, you've basically got a working Linux kernel, grab yourself a boot loader, e.g. Lilo, and a partitioner, and partition a new HDD as follows:
    /boot 10MB ext2fs
    / [Rest of Drive] ext2fs
    <swap> [2x your RAM] Linux Swap

    Once you've done that, put the boot loader, and the kernel image into the /boot partition, and switch the computer on.

    That was a very basic run through, I'm sure more advanced tutorials exist out there someplace. Once you've done that you'll have a bare minimum Linux system, onto which you can install the GNU tools (recommended) and shells etc., X, KDE (Or Gnome) etc. and everything else needed to turn it into a usable computer.
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    so could i sell it? lol

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    thanks though anyone got any more

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    Yeah, you could sell it, if you made a CD of it, with an installer etc...
    Or even just put it on CD with the tools required to set it up from nothing, just like you did.
    Read the GPL.
    http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
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    Check out my tutorial thread here, for more details.
    Parts 2 and 3 coming as soon as I get time to write 'em.
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