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May 13th, 2005, 10:18 AM
how hard is it to create a custom ubuntu-base distro? i have very little coding experience, but i need something that doesn't have gnome, but does have IceWM and XFCE. basically, i need something that would let the user be productive, but not let them break anything...
GUI config tools?
and that's about it...
is that something that would take a long time to make? or is there something like MySLAX to do it?
May 13th, 2005, 10:48 AM
One way to go is to make a meta-package dor your ubuntu-based distro. Call it custom-ubuntu-desktop or something.
Hack the ubuntu-desktop source package. (Ubuntu-meta?) Make your suctom desktop package depend on everything you need.
Go to the internet-connected computer on which you want to install your OS and install a Hosry base system. Enable universe as well as the repository containing your meta package (make a website with two finles in it - the deba and a Packages file) and install your custom package.
If you want, you can hack the install cd so that all the packages are on it. There is a customisation howto on the wiki...
May 13th, 2005, 02:13 PM
Have a look here (http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions#head-5f8244d5993c5060ca14eaa08005b9fcf6816be3-3).
May 13th, 2005, 09:55 PM
when you install, type server at the boot prompt. this will do just a base install, then you can apt-get whatever you want, or do what they said above. you could make a tarball of the entire filesystem and use a live cd to download and extract it on to the other computers.
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