Ben Measures wrote in message news:...
>
> You should have a look at Gentoo (www.gentoo.org). It is very similar to
> a "from scratch" setup but has a few *very* useful tools and utilities
> to make the whole job easier. There are also some very good docs.
>
> The minimum install cd is about 100MB and it sets up an environment in
> which you can download and compile from source all of the various
> packages needed to get a Linux system running.
>
> Its like a "from scratch" setup in that you need to download and compile
> each and every package installed on your computer. Its easier than a
> "from scratch" setup because Gentoo provides dependency management, ie
> if you want to install XFree86, it can list all the packages that must
> be installed first (and all the packages that must be installed for them
> first, etc).
>
> Even if you eventually want to do a www.linuxfromscratch.org setup, I
> heartily recommend you try Gentoo first as it will greatly ease the
> learning process.


Thanks guys that LinuxFromScratch looks great and I will use it.
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Damm the linux community is great.

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