View Full Version : Do you know what would be really cool?

October 1st, 2005, 03:15 AM
A program that makes your own linux distro. It would have you check off what programs you want, what DE, let you have a name and a default background, and it would let you choose what package management system to use. Then it would download all the things and make an installable CD. It would have the barebones needed stuff prechecked off, and would recomend the stuff to use for the DE/GUI and let you have dev stuff and everything.

That would be linux MY way :P

Anyone know if this exists, or anything like that? Your opinions? LFS looks really hard :P

October 1st, 2005, 03:52 AM
Anaconda comes pretty close.
Have you seen Blag?

October 1st, 2005, 03:55 AM
Anaconda comes pretty close.
Have you seen Blag?

No, I havnt, but ive heard of it. Ill google it :P

And what I mean by this is, it is a program I install, use to make the iso, burn the iso, and install it.

October 1st, 2005, 04:36 AM
Go and make one. :D

October 1st, 2005, 06:14 AM
i know it's not exactly what you want but the Slax live cd distro has software "modules" that you can choose and burn on the cd according to your preference.


October 1st, 2005, 06:20 AM
Have you seen the PCLinuxOS option (http://os.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/04/15/134251&from=rss)?

October 1st, 2005, 11:15 AM
not exactly an answer to your question ...

you can have a look at Rock Linux :: http://www.rocklinux.org/
i havent try that yet , seems that you are able to choose your own desired packages/application/DE , but maybe need to compile and build them into your distro ...

October 1st, 2005, 12:05 PM
Many applications/distributions do this.. xequence just doesn't like them :-|.

October 1st, 2005, 01:44 PM
Perhaps you might want to try "Linux from Scratch".



October 1st, 2005, 02:59 PM
LFS, now suggesting that is evil. That being said I do intend to do it on a spare partition sometime...

October 1st, 2005, 04:23 PM
Lunar Linux (http://wiki.lunar-linux.org/index.php/Lunar_Linux:About)

October 1st, 2005, 10:11 PM
Many applications/distributions do this.. xequence just doesn't like them :-|.


The PCLinuxOS way looks good. I just think it would be cool to make my own customized distro, just for me. But I need it to be easy :P

Stormy Eyes
October 1st, 2005, 11:28 PM
Try Gentoo (http://www.gentoo.org). You can do it up any way you like.

October 2nd, 2005, 10:41 PM
I'm liking the original idea here.

Open a program that looks like synaptic, that lets you choose default packages. There could be a core set of apps that are the base system that you get no matter what, and the rest is just a set of preferences that get thrown into this install cd iso that is generated by a cool "makedist" program.

you could use it to make a reinstaller for PCs at work so that each BOX could be restored via simple reinstall of the custom install CDs.