[SUMMARY] Debian From Scratch
Thank you for all who hinted me on the issue of
"Debian From Scratch", i.e. the problems of building a
small size linux system. This following are cuts and paste
from Here, There, and EveryWhere.
First of all, the Debian Rescue/Install system **IS** a
small size linux system (ca. 2.5 Mbytes); unfortunately
I could not find the HOWTO for building that system.
Furthermore, I could not find the "BusyBox" packet. Is it
hidden somewhere? Has anyone tried to modify /etc/alternatives
with the BusyBox? Next, the standard modules library more
than 10 Mbytes.
Second, although the developers hinted that LRP was based
on Debian; it is not so clear on how they have exactly built
the LRP ( from .orig.tar.gz/diff files, or from striping the
.deb packages, or perhaps both -- see also
But, the best clue was
3.4 How do I make an LRP kernel from a 'normal' kernel ?
[...] Don't underestimate the manual work you'll find you have to
do. If you give up, send Dave a postcard for fixing all the diffs
for you :) [...]
In regard of how to setup a system with "chroot"
(from another thread in Debian-User), I have visited:
(A note from Patrick Kirk:
... It didn't work for me when I took a look at it. The
ports seem to fail, the usergroup unresponsive and I
actually feel warm and fuzzy about Debian. But the chroot
build instructions are exactly what you need...).
A note from Karsten M. Self:
- Dedicate partition(s) to the Debian install. Depending on
how far you plan to progress, give that 120MB - multiple GB.
- Untar the base tarball into this partition. You'll find this in
section 5.5.4 of the Installing Debian guide:
- Explore the results, if it looks like you've got a good system,
chroot into it running bash:
$ cd /debian-install
$ chroot . bin/bash
- You'll have to do some stuff manually for starters, but you should
be able to apt-get or dselect the additional packages you require.
Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim - VLSM-TJT - http://rms46.vlsm.org
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