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Building your Linux from Scratch (Workshop)
Submitted by Balram Pariyarath (@balramp) on Thursday, 12 January 2017
Technical level: Beginner
This session will help people to get started and build a linux distro from scratch (Inspired from http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/)
- A brief introduction on linux and its history
- Why go for linux
- The Linux from scratch project
- Getting started with LFS (the main course book)
- Start building the system!
- Deploy and test your distro
- Introduction to Beyond LFS
- How to integrate GNOME 3 into the system
Note: The session is designed based on LFS (aimed for beginners/intermediates) as it is neatly documented and people can continue with it afterwards.
A linux system (preferably Debian as the demo will be made in Debian Jessie), basic knowledge of linux and linux commands.
I’m a student entrepreneur living in Kochi, India who successfully completed the Google Summer of Code 2016 (with Debian). I am a fan of programming, technology and literature. Being founder of a 3 year old startup, I have also experimented myself in various aspects of management and technology, starting from customer acquisition, investor pitching to developing technology for banks and prepaid debit-card based payment systems. I support Open Source projects and their development and is an active contributor with Debian (RTC) and FOSSASIA (linux) teams. I am also pursuing my Bachelors’ Degree along with this. I am a track organizer (linux) at the upcoming edition of FOSSASIA and a speaker at FOSDEM 2017 (Conducted on 4 & 5 Feb, this year) at Belgium.