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Re: Making a distribution



on Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 04:29:41PM -0000, Antony Gelberg (antony@antgel.co.uk) wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> One of the things I often do in my line of work is install a Linux bridging
> firewall.  I generally install a minimal Debian, recompile the kernel, and
> run my bridge and firewall scripts from bootmisc.sh.
> 
> What I'd really like is to create a distribution of my own that would
> install automatically onto a PC, with minimal interactivity.  For example, I
> don't want to be asked about partitioning, I just want to wipe the disk,
> create an ext3 partition and format it.  I want vim, links, sshd (amongst
> others).  I want apt-get and a custom 2.4.23 kernel.
> 
> Is there a way to do this based on Debian (for apt-get etc)?  I am a big
> Debian fan, but even a minimal install is more than I need.

FAI.  Bootfloppies.  Possibly other ideas.

Or look at Linux From Scratch.


Peace.

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