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 Post subject: tutorial about how to create a cool antiX core system
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:52 pm 
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http://brianmasinick.blogspot.com/2012/ ... -core.html is the location I'm using now for the HOWTO on creating your own antiX Core customized Linux distribution.

As I was outlining the idea in my mind, my thoughts are to write an article that I can share in multiple places, including places where perhaps someone is currently using other operating systems. So I'd start with the idea of downloading the ISO image, perhaps even briefly mentioning one or two possible ways to do that, then to select a CD or DVD image burner, and how to make sure that you are "burning" the image in ISO 9660 format. Then I'd go on and explain the mechanics of actually installing with the cli-installer and the steps I took to come up with a really nice Xfce desktop backed by the Sid repo.

Is there any interest in seeing this here? Probably quite a few of us are past the step by step process, but who knows, if you are introducing someone else to antiX, it never hurts to give them a cookie cutter way of doing things. When they learn it "better", they can then do it their own way, but it can be helpful, at least initially, to have easy step by step directions to follow.

I know that one of my friends who wanted me to give Arch a try gave me a nudge by writing a step by step tutorial - again, not the ONLY way, but one way to very quickly get a functional Arch Linux system. I tried it, and a half hour later I was running Arch Linux. I believe I can bring that same experience to antiX core, and it'll be a lot like that Arch set of rapid deployment instructions, nothing more than one simple way of getting a really usable system, really quickly.

Any interest in having me share that in this Tips and Tricks section? Hopefully I will get to it in the not-too-distant future.

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 Post subject: Re: tutorial about how to create a cool antiX core system
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:58 am 
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I like the idea. Documentation for How tos take me all day mostly, (especially with screenshots with subtitled expalnations) and keeping up with current changes and documenting them are just tooo durn much for one person alone to bear. It is one of any number of some distros weaknesses. Documentation is a love of labor.
I admire OHH,SilverBear, plus all the other newer members (like Convert and Dave and if I don't mention the many others, I know who you are. :wink: ) who take up the sword on this.

I look forward on seeing how your AntiX killer core install is setup also.

Wish you the best of luck with this.

(Hint/Subliminal Message ). Hopefully will see a install script like

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apt-get update && apt-get install (the kitchen sink and party favors and dancing girls)


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 Post subject: Re: tutorial about how to create a cool antiX core system
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:20 am 
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Brian,

I'd definitely be interested. Looking forward to it and learning something new!!

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 Post subject: Re: tutorial about how to create a cool antiX core system
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A very nice idea to say the least! Maybe if Anti made a 64 bit spin of the core that'll be nice too for those wanting a fast light system for their AMD64 machines

In for this tutorial


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 Post subject: Re: tutorial about how to create a cool antiX core system
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I've found step-by-step howto's very useful and less of an headache. I'm sure others do as well. I'm a wordy type of writer, so I probably wouldn't be of much use. I add irrelevant stuff like I'm doing now.

I wish I had a step-by-step tutorial when I installed Arch. I did have a somewhat working system aftera few days though

Roky, that command didn't work. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: tutorial about how to create a cool antiX core system
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I'll get started on it then. I am not much of a screenshot taker - Rocky, I know you have some beautiful desktops and configurations that you come up with.

My system is a fairly light, clean implementation of antiX core, using Sid, and putting together an Xfce desktop with just Xfce and some of the utilities that come along with it when you use the task-xfce-desktop metapackage. You can get a somewhat tighter Xfce setup by being a bit more granular than that, but the fact is, you can put together a system from core in about a half hour that is quite fast and nimble with only a modest amount of effort.

I will put together the commands to show you all just how simple it can be. Yes, it requires the use of commands, but when I lay them out for you, it could become nothing more than a copy and paste exercise for anyone who wants to try it.

I am sure that Eriefisher's custom Xfce environment is more honed to the stuff that he does, but for me, where I overwhelmingly use the system for Internet use with just occasional editing and video viewing, this baby is perfect for me, and only slightly more work than the ultra-easy antiX M11.0 full.

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 Post subject: Re: tutorial about how to create a cool antiX core system
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http://brian-masinick.blogspot.com/2011 ... l?spref=tw is the link to my initial article. Thinking about it, I am going to write another blog article that is more condensed that does not contain information about partitioning or boot loading because I believe that the tools already provided in antiX core provide a more than sufficient collection of tools and information to accomplish these tasks and our tutorials, especially those written by Silver Bear, provide plenty of resources if more details are needed, so I will write another blog in the near future to reflect these changes. I would, nevertheless, appreciate comments and feedback on the work that I have put into this so far, and I hope that many more people will give antiX core a try!

Let me know your thoughts and comments on what I've written, and if you have additional suggestions for improvement, I look forward to seeing them, and if possible, I will incorporate your suggestions in future works.

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 Post subject: Re: tutorial about how to create a cool antiX core system
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Left a comment on your Blog Brian and gave a shout out on my blog also.

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 Post subject: Re: tutorial about how to create a cool antiX core system
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Great stuff guys!!
I read it and will have to give it a try when I've got some time. Thank you!
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Great job Brian.

I'll comment over there when I have some time.

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 Post subject: Re: tutorial about how to create a cool antiX core system
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Cuttlefish wrote:
Great stuff guys!!
I read it and will have to give it a try when I've got some time. Thank you!
Dave


Thanks Dave! It is well worth trying out. When you do, you will be more impressed with antiX than ever. Anti tells me he has some great things in mind for the next release; check here and elsewhere and I am sure you will spot many of the great new features that are planned. I am getting revved up already just thinking about it, but in the meantime, experimenting with antiX core can give you that "new distro feeling" any time you want; just build yet another custom spin; it's fun, and it is surprisingly easy to do! Hope you and many others try it out and give anti feedback on what else you'd like to see. As you know, he listens carefully and has added many things that have been requested over the past five or six years.

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Thinking of doing this for my laptop to make it even lighter. The newly updated jwm sounds quite slick and I'll most likely use it on my thinkpad


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DeepDayze wrote:
Thinking of doing this for my laptop to make it even lighter. The newly updated jwm sounds quite slick and I'll most likely use it on my thinkpad


So you are thinking of building a really light, custom system using antiX core and JWM? Cool, I'd love to read a report on that and see some images if you are able to do it. Looking forward to hearing more about that.

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 Post subject: Re: tutorial about how to create a cool antiX core system
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I installed JWM on my antix install and it is pretty damn good, even with the basic default configuration so now I'll tinker with it


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 Post subject: Re: tutorial about how to create a cool antiX core system
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Sounds good, DeepDayze. Tell us more after you spend some time tinkering with it, and share any interesting "tinkering tips" with us.

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