Create my own linux ISO
peter at how-e-inc.com
Thu Mar 8 09:50:20 MST 2007
Take a look at
I built a distro based off of that a few years ago, very informative if only to learn more about how a linux system is put together.
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Hawkins <brianhks at activeclickweb.com>
To: Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List <plug at plug.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2007 9:35:38 AM GMT-0700
Subject: Create my own linux ISO
Over the next few months I need to put together my own linux distro
image. I guess I need to backup first. For school I'm creating a way
to perform differential bittorrent downloads. I want to use linux
distribution images as my test data. The idea is that if I have one
release of an image and I want to download the next, chances are they
are not entirely different. It would be really cool if I could then use
matching blocks from the previous image to complete the new image and
therefore shortening my time to download.
With that said I need to build my own distribution image that I can
update with changes periodically and test against previous images. I
also need to change the way the compression is done when putting the
image together. The compression makes a big difference when trying to
find matching blocks in a previous image.
So my requirements are:
I can build it on my Fedora Core 6 machine.
The packages update regularly so I can create new versions of the image
I can modify the compression used when putting the image together.
I have no idea where to start with accomplishing this, as I have never
put together a distribution before. I would appreciate anyone with
experience in this area.
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