Building Linux

Asked by ankit on 2009-04-12

can any one guide me what are the steps of making a new linux using source code of ubuntu.
i basically want to modify source code of ubuntu .
i have not much idea about this .

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Andy Ruddock (andy-ruddock) said : #2

A Linux distribution consists of a great many parts. The kernel is one part, then there are all the applications and the libraries upon which they depend. On top of this is the system required to keep all the packages, and their correct versions, installed.

What, exactly , is it that you wish to change?

If you want to modify the source of ubuntu have a look at

ankit (ankitguptajpr) said : #4

I Basically Want to use existing kernel and then built it .
From where can i get the complete source code of ubuntu and its documentation(download able format)

I dont know of anyone who asked this question before. People who want to build their own version generally dont want to be constrained by any distro. Just get what version of the linux kernel and download gnome and the software that you want.

Andy Ruddock (andy-ruddock) said : #6

For a user copy of source :

  apt-get source linux-image-<kernel_version>-generic

you could also

  apt-get install linux-source-2.6.28

ankit (ankitguptajpr) said : #7

Thanks shane fagan, that solved my question.