Building Ubuntu-Based Distribution

Building Ubuntu-Based Distribution

Hi. This is my first post on this forum, but I’ve been quite the Ubuntu fan for a long time. Even as I’ve moved up in the so-called Linux world, I’ve still stuck with Ubuntu. Lol

So, for the longest time I’ve hemmed and hawed over whether to build an Ubuntu-based distribution. What are my options? Before you answer, I’m more interested in a manual approach. Ideally, I’d like to do it all myself, without relying on programs which automate the process, with the obvious exception of things like genisoimage to generate the ISO for distribution. I know what I want, and I’m experienced with Linux and Ubuntu, but I’m not quite sure how to put everything together to get it done.

How I think it Might Go

1. Download the Ubuntu base, or distribution which is similar. (nothing is similar, in my case)
2. Extract the base somewhere, then modify it, likely by chrooting in.
3. Rebuild with a tool like genisoimage.

I assume that to be an over-simplification of the process.

Are there any useful guides from experienced developers who’ve gone this route? I have looked online, but there are SO many existing distributions that search results get swamped by them and not so much the technical stuff, or it’s just a case of use X tool to automate it all in a simple and boring way without really learning anything.

Sorry if this thread is in the wrong place; not sure where to put it.


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