I was just on distrowatch this morning catching up on some news, and they mention Minimal Linux Live distro, which builds a minimal linux distro from scratch by running some shell scripts. Have you ever tried it, if so what did you think? I’m currently building Linux From Scratch, which seems much more involved. Maybe for some users this could be an alternative entry point to their own build? Your thoughts appreciated!
@Trent Thanks, yes, I know there’s an automated version of this too. I think I’ll use this for updates when rebuilding newer versions, rather than starting from scratch again, if I use LFS as a base in future, after I’ve built it manually myself, and learned from it
There was a couple of interesting articles in Linux Journal June 2018, and January 2019 on building your own distro which is based on Linux From Scratch. This version build is a minimal type with BusyBox as the central part of it. I think it mentions about putting it on a USB drive, if I recall. It’s been a while since I read them.
While Linux Journal has gone under, I do know the Jun 2018 edition is available on Amazon. You may be able to find them on torrent sites also (I don’t think there is a way to share PDFs on here).
After going through LFS and BLFS, I can see why people are just forking other distros. Implementing a package manager is no trivial matter.
I found this online by accident. Better get to it before it goes offline. Maybe it will be archived somewhere.