LFS Based Distro Packaging?

Greg Taylor gtaylor at CLEMSON.EDU
Wed Sep 29 08:33:36 PDT 2004

We've looked at the Live CD option and do aim to eventually do it, but we do 
in fact want to make something that is easily installable on their machines 
rather than something that runs from the CD. There are various reasons 
within our LUG and the CS department that drive us to do this and we wanted 
to pick the most from scratch method as possible in order to allow us the 
maximum degree of customization.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Fitzgerald" <jfitzgerald at alum.wpi.edu>
Newsgroups: lfs.support
To: "LFS Support List" <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: LFS Based Distro Packaging?

> Greg Taylor wrote:
>>I'm doing some research for my college's Linux Group on the best way to 
>>build and distribute a simple distribution. We aim to create a distro that 
>>is configured and set up to cater to the students here (certain 
>>applications are needed, and our network tends to be funky).
> Two of the key things to accomplish are correct hardware detection and 
> configuration, and package management, both well outside the scope of LFS. 
> For your goals, you will probably be better off  customizing an existing 
> distribution.  The only thing I have any experience with is customizing 
> the Knoppix "Live CD", there are instructions posted around the Web on how 
> to do that.  With this approach, your students will be able to boot Linux 
> off the CD without writing anythign to their hard drive, and if your 
> network or application suite changes, just burn a new CD for them.  They 
> can also still use their machines for Windows without the hassles of 
> conventional dual booting.
> Good luck!
> -Joe 

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