Installing linux without using a destribution

Installing linux without using a destribution

Post by Marco A. Montei » Sun, 23 Nov 1997 04:00:00



(how) can i install linux without using a distribution?

 
 
 

Installing linux without using a destribution

Post by Steve La » Sun, 23 Nov 1997 04:00:00



>(how) can i install linux without using a distribution?

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Installing linux without using a destribution

Post by Marc Lepag » Sun, 23 Nov 1997 04:00:00



> (how) can i install linux without using a distribution?

Personally, I'd recommend starting with a minimal installation from a
distribution, to get a skeleton Linux system. That is, LILO, a kernel, a
file system, networking, some commands, etc.

Then, I'd just ignore the distribution and packages, download what you
want, configure it yourself, update your kernel, go mad.

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Installing linux without using a destribution

Post by Will » Mon, 24 Nov 1997 04:00:00




>(how) can i install linux without using a distribution?

I just installed Debian Linux.  At the end of the installation the
dselect program starts (for setting up packages.)  You can exit that
program and have just the base os installed.

I went to the Debian FTP site and downloaded the disk image files
needed to install Linux (there are seven) Once you've created the
disks you can install the base.

Willy

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Installing linux without using a destribution

Post by Georgatos Photi » Mon, 24 Nov 1997 04:00:00



> (how) can i install linux without using a distribution?

You should try getting MONKEY linux, which is just 6 arj files.
        Read carefully the instructions.

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Installing linux without using a destribution

Post by jurge.. » Tue, 25 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Quote:> (how) can i install linux without using a distribution?

Well, you can get all the sources for the kernel as well as for all addons at the usual ftp sites (e.g. tsx11 or sunsite).
But in my honest opinion, it's a major pain in the ### to setup a unix system from scratch.

jue

 
 
 

1. EASYLinux - Using linux without install


I am developing a similar CD-based Linux system. It is based on a Debian 2.0
file structure, with the 2.0.36 kernel.
  - it supports SCSI and ATAPI (to fit my HW boxes)
  - it has a functional networking
  - has much more complete utilities set (than a typical boot/root solution)
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The system boots without errors and behaves as expected. It means also,
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I am trying to move to the "next step", which would be to create a large
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I would prefere a more direct booting to a (large) ramdisk, similarly as
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