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Offline manyroads

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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2018, 09:08:05 am »
I will create a new thread for this if that is best (or the moderator may move this).

I am trying to build a Genealogists Workbench using Peppermint 9 32-bit.  I have tried creating a new distro using PinguyBuilder, Customizer, and distroshare-ubuntu-image-master... none seem to work.  I must be missing something special. What I want is to end up with a clean install of the distro with a bunch of new apps and desktop setup installed... but no Users or Passwords.

Can someone help? Any ideas?  Thanks.

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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2018, 10:06:53 am »
You need a user but you don't have to require a password at login. It's an option you get during installation.

Do you need this to be installable on multiple machines or are you just setting up one?

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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2018, 12:33:13 pm »
I want to make the setup available to anyone, anywhere. 

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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2019, 07:24:39 pm »
After going back and forth between efficiency  and functionality, I decided upon a XFCE/Openbox Hybrid.  It uses a little less than 150 mb ram at first boot.  I was able to use some aspects of the former Chromixium/ Cub Linux distro.  The only beef I ever had with Cub is it did not have a panel, even though I realize one of its main goals was to look like Chrome OS.  This is the finalized 32 bit.  The 64 bit will be completed next. :)




 
I also have a control panel like Cub, and modified it for use in the right click Openbox menu.



Standard Whisker Menu on the panel



....and one on Plank (not necessary, but some may want it)




Once I get done with the Ubuntu versions, I want to try Debian again and then look giving this look to something like Void, an rpm based distro or maybe a *BSD or Arch. 8)
« Last Edit: January 24, 2019, 09:58:19 pm by Leviticus »

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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2019, 10:31:54 am »
Nice work!

EDIT: By the way... If you want to join and build something based on NetBSD just send me a PM. I'm currently involved in creating a NetBSD based "distro", still very early project. Don't know if it will ever happen, but...
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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2019, 09:02:33 pm »
Sure, Pin.  Just be warned, my *BSD knowledge is low.  I have a laptop that i should bring out and just put NetBSD on and get experience.

BTW, I tried Void.  Very efficient distro.  I even saved some links for it to try out some GUI programs that are like Synaptic.
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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2019, 06:56:09 am »
Here, https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/6-netbsd-a-little-guide-for-newcomers
if you would need help.
The guide is for legacy boot. Just let me know if you need instructions for an EFI system, it's slightly more complex  ;)