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Have You Ever Wanted To Make Your Own Linux Distro?

  1. Voted Yes (4 votes [66.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  2. Not sure (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. No (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. What is Linux? (0 votes [0.00%])

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#1 Guest_hollowface_*


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 02:34 PM


Mylu is a lightweight GNU/Linux distro derived from Lubuntu. The name comes from the words my and Lubuntu, since it's really just a tweaked Lubuntu built for my purposes. The distro has no objective. I just made it for the experience of doing it, and won't be continuing the project any further.

Mylu's ISO isn't suitable for public distribution. Making a distributable derivative ISO would require a bunch more work (eg: removing trademarked Ubuntu logos, checking package licenses, etc), and I prefer to avoid that whole can of worms. For that reason, I am not providing ISO downloads. Instead, I'm providing my notes on how to build a Mylu ISO (referred to as a build guide). As with most of my projects the notes are open-source, licensed under the Comprehensible Open License, a copy of which is included.

Download Links:
(This is for the build guide. Not an ISO!)
- Mega.nz: https://mega.nz/#!VxYVHLqQ!_ZppiWQqs7JKgCzuxFTuBbSMHsjY3iKh4LFfk_4TZzU

(This is for the build guide. Not an ISO!)
- SHA-512: 0a65995694c0bc8dab041ffeec09eb951476167e62ff5127494ab8c43a7c70724b6fe758da4a84686db1a16ca28758a19a9dde7ab77df91b48610443b2c5f2ee

If you run into issues while using Mylu, try googling for Ubuntu related help. Mylu is derived from Lubuntu, which is derived from Ubuntu. So, much of what applies to Ubuntu will apply to Mylu. I wouldn't really suggest choosing this distro though, as it's just something I threw together. You're better off using a well known distro. As I said before, I created this for the experience of making it. There were some things I wanted to learn, and this was a good way for me to do that.

Before making this project I had to update some related notes that were a bit out of date, and create some new notes. I've included those below as they may be useful to anyone interested in creating their own Lubuntu derivative, or just wanting to pre-install some packages. :). That's actually the reason for why I'm sharing the Mylu notes; they might be useful to someone who wants to make a distro, but isn't sure how to start.

Related Notes:
- Create A Rambooting Lubuntu 16.04.1 AMD64 ISO Using Casper
  - Mega.nz: https://mega.nz/#!IoInAQwS!7SBjVHJs2hG1nlbngCSJXHxS5wMUWqEwpWTJ9ZNIMPI
  - SHA-512: ec801e068d5692037fa2af551744a566dea789f4a9c11b7fbf8249b6e022bea005d640afc3de03f385ac121c0f989a237b52b770a8898d984bb26ff8166c1daa

- Create A Customized Lubuntu 16.04.1 AMD64 ISO With A Modified Rootfs Using Chroot
  - Mega.nz: https://mega.nz/#!AowzHDhZ!IJudqrOJLEbl0vvdXefK-kivcRcTvJr3g5jPMefBP7w
  - SHA-512: 46ed8de913e18b904de6c42bf3d40aca2ffdb91f8009d4a2b32a4b326b5a1f55c6f3c62e498f2b57279e188d50802e2264c7e97eb5653fa28a2936cbfd464277

- Extract A Lubuntu 16.04.1 AMD64 ISO And Build A New ISO From The Contents Using Xorrisofs
  - Mega.nz: https://mega.nz/#!V5ZwjaKI!Xdl3MkuLfLaS3FXXmj-uw7HfvA-1cCYu-iOTr_pLwTY
  - SHA-512: cded196a60cdadead912a7fb4644948e751cccbbbe666113fd240e8619125d24e9faf9024ef99e9ab126673bd14439031f1a44c1619d5c0aa111907d6e46a166

- Create A Lubuntu 16.04.1 AMD64 Derivative ISO
  - Mega.nz: https://mega.nz/#!h8AXFBAT!SR-cySirqiv60gO8D-q3bqZOJeRzAM3M879Ub0C6y0k
  - SHA-512: a574e8c301332e317ec95afcbbf2f084503d59a12ebea4084a22e7c4183dd14569f6641fc986a9d3860c38c73c02181d976fdb066247b89b79eea6303ebd04e8

- Create A UEFI Lubuntu 16.04.1 AMD64 Live-flashdrive
  - Mega.nz: https://mega.nz/#!N15iCSKY!iC9TAi0MxLn53TztqIo6xRV1uqfK5cY1_h7UkJ0rOJg
  - SHA-512: 4ac1d0bd46bac1852f350e1337dcb49c0f9dbca34fc505db6bf0ef243a4c362c19cd722daf7adc3e2dfa595b872bc6e57aa7a430d25400871af3d64c7c151dc3

So that's what I've been up to. :)

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#2 NickAu


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 10:56 PM

Nice thanks will look at it.

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