my own linux

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my own linux

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hey guys, i want to attempt to learn more about operating systems and how they work, i plan to then build my own linux os. but i dont really know where to start, can you point me in the right direction
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 04:17 AM

Study bootloaders & their source code. Once you have good understanding of how the Computer begins the booting process, then you'll have a good idea as to what you are up against in building an OS.
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 04:31 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 17 Aug, 2008 - 04:17 AM, said:

Study bootloaders & their source code. Once you have good understanding of how the Computer begins the booting process, then you'll have a good idea as to what you are up against in building an OS.

right brilliant thanks, do you have any links/tips/tricks please?
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 04:49 AM

If you really want to know the guts of the beast, Linux from Scratch seems like a good place to start.
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Re: my own linux

Posted 18 August 2008 - 08:24 AM

Writing an operating system isn't the same thing as building a Linux distro.

There are a lot of tutorials on writing bootloaders and such things here.

If you want to make your own Linux distro, that basically involves putting together packages and you could do it with no real coding.

I can also recommend some good reading:
Design Of The Unix Operating System, by JS Bach
Modern Operating Systems, by Andrew Tanenbaum

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