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Re: [SLUG] byolinux
- To: Kevin Saenz <kevin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] byolinux
- From: Andre Pang <ozone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed May 2 23:19:02 2001
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- User-agent: Mutt/1.3.17i
On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 11:04:08 +1000, Kevin Saenz wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was wondering if anyone has tried to building their own Linux?
> as in the site www.byolinux.org.
> Or am do I have no life to contemplate something like this :)
it looks suspiciously similar to www.linuxfromscratch.org, but
not as good.
i built one up before either of these guides were built, and i
still have all the work i did sitting on a CD, where you could
build most of the distribution with no intervention by typing
i think that building up a system from nothing is an excellent
way to learn about Linux. since you spend over a week doing
nothing but watching compiles and reading documentation, you
really understand where all the components fit in together. you
know exactly how the system startup process works, you know what
the hell all those weird X library modules are, etc.
i'd recommend it for people who truly have the time and truly
want to learn. i'd say the the former is an utter rarity,
though :). be warned: building up your system from scratch
takes at least a week or two. you _will_ be a hermit during
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