How to Develop Own Custom Linux Distribution From Scratch

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8 Responses

  1. tekNorah says:

    Customization ≠ New Distro. Creating a new distribution involves the desire/need to publish a new flavor of Linux that would be beneficial for others to consume and/or be reused for a particular purpose.

    There are too many distros that have little to no support because some guy just wanted to make their own distro because he could. Please, before publishing your own distro, consider if there is a similar distro out there that may just require a few tweaks (via packages and dotfiles).

  2. rashin says:

    Hey, Dawg.. Could you please give me a brief discription of commands to run the procces pf making own distro.??
    I’m really interested to make one really !! :D

  3. Revemulo says:

    Another way to create one’s custom Linux distribution, without the pain of having to compile everything from source, is to use Arch Linux. The base Arch Linux installation is simple bare-bones system (nothing but a command line, network connection, and pacman package manager), which can then be customized to every last detail. I have Arch on my laptop with MATE desktop environment, Ambiance theme to make it look like Ubuntu in the golden days, plus nothing but my favorite applications. All this with the goodness of Arch’s outstanding wiki, excellent package manager, and vast software repository (AUR). Since Arch is rolling release, periodic full-system upgrades keeps my machine updated and eliminates the need to ever do another install.

  4. Tachyon says:

    Nice little summary of two ways to do it yourself Linux wise.
    One other option I think should be pointed out is SUSE Studio. It’s probably the easiest way to not only build your own custom Linux distribution, but to save it and share it with others.

    • Avishek Kumar says:

      Dear Tachyon, I have never tested SUSE Studio, but after seeing your feedback i am going to try it. Thanks for the information.

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