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Re: Live Linux Distro
From: "Tomas Korcak" <korczis () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 21:28:24 -0700

Hi Hank,
i think if you want to have own distro as small as possible or as
customized as possible than is the best way some like LFS (linux from
scratch - http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ ). The pros are mentioned
above. Your own distro can be really small and reach all you
requirements, but cons are it may take long time if never had did
that, it can be pretty exhaustive, and you have to know lot of about
architecture of linux os. Next way, which you have mentioned is
modifying of existing distro, this way can be more useful for
beginning distro maker. My suggestion is to modify some distro like
brutalware or SDL linux. It's gonna be sufficient and time saving...

P.S: If you will be thinking about LFS so let me know please

Hope this helps,
korCZis

On 21 Apr 2006 05:00:46 -0000, Hank () baitntackle com
<Hank () baitntackle com> wrote:
Hey Guys,

I'm looking to create my own pentesting distro.. I really like BackTrack and Auditor but would like to fill in the 
gaps adding some tools for VoIP and App Testing..

I have played with about every distro so far-
Knoppix
Kanotix
Whax
LInux Fire
WAR Linux
Slax - Kill Bill
Slax - Frodo
Ubuntu
Linspire

So far I'm would really like to stick with debian based distros for my distro.

Would it be best to start with something like Kanotix and remaster it?? Or just start from scrath with debain and 
compile cloop and unionFS?

The only thing is that I see that Slax uses modules and has an easy to use remastering system.

I'm looking for Pros/ Cons of starting from scratch vs. just modifying another distro.

I have used linux for a couple years and can get around pretty well but no expert.

Cheers

Hank

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