shareable distro?

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at
Thu Jan 14 22:01:22 PST 2010

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 9:53 PM, William Tracy <afishionado at> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 9:24 PM, Johnneylee Rollins
> <johnneylee.rollins at> wrote:
>> Hey, I was just wondering if it was possible to use LFS to make my own
>> shareable linux distro.
>> If so, how would I do that? And also, what goes into a livecd or install cd?
> Just a thought, T2 might be a little more to your liking if you're not
> hardcore enough to figure all that out on your own. :-)
> They provide a script that you can run that will produce a live or
> bootable CD. You just write a config file listing what packages you
> want, and you provide the patches you want. Then you go to bed while
> it builds everything. :-)
> Back to LFS, for a live CD, drop all your files from your LFS install
> into a CD image, and add a bootloader. Grub can boot from a CD. (I
> don't know all the details.)
> X is getting to the point that it can do quite a bit of autodetection
> on its own. Networking should also be *fairly* easy if you assume
> DHCP. Otherwise, you would be own your own writing setup scripts or
> borrowing them from another distro.
> For an install CD, you'd (again) have to write your own installer, or
> borrow one from elsewhere.
> BTW, I know the LFS site provides a live CD image.  I see that the
> documentation does provide some information on your to customize your
> own image, though I do not see instructions for building it from
> scratch yourself. (Anyone know if they exist?)
So what you're saying here is I can just use my lgs build and it will
work on other computers of the same architecture?
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