Creating a customized Linux with Linux From Scratch

BAKING YOUR LINUX

Article from Issue 88/2008
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Linux From Scratch helps you create a custom Linux system with everything you need and nothing more. And as you build your system, you’ll get an insider’s look at how Linux really works.

Even minimal Linux distributions often contain components you will never need. If you prefer to keep control over the contents of your Linux system, one option is simply to build your own system from scratch. Building a Linux system package by package – including the kernel and shell – gives you an extremely lean and fast system. Also, you’ll gain great insights into the structure of Linux.

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