Re: Still trying to create my own distro...
I've only been looking into UCK or customizing my own setup disk. I switched to Crunchbang(staying in the Debian family) but missed some of the little features Ubuntu has like jockey-gtk and Ubuntu is easier to install. I came across A Bare Bones Ubuntu install a while back and looked into it again.
I think he's a moderator here on the forum, I used his method of installing the minimal distribution Mini.iso. Where I differ is now I use apt-get in a shell script to install first xorg xterm openbox obconf obmenu tint2 menu gksu synaptic. I reboot, run startx then reboot again, at the command line I run the second shell script to download and install the rest of the programs. It takes about an hour on highspeed.
The only drawback is you can't successfully upgrade, the upgrade manager changes things to a normal Gnome type install. Sometimes you just can't win, so I either stick with the long term Lucid install or re-install every six months to stay current. I like the way I have it now so I'm willing to do it.
It's easier if you have your if you have your root and home on different partitions then all you have to do is replace your tweaks with the installed ones, which takes me about another fifteen minutes. On a USB you can use the box you used to install your system to access the tweaks.
Still though, I'd like to figure out how to make UCK work now that it's caught my attention.
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