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Debian From Scratch

Debian From Scratch is really two related components in one. First, it's a live bootable CD image that is designed to provide a full-featured kernel and rescue environment. It includes filesystem tools, editors, C compilers, Python, Perl, and everything you need to manually install Debian on a new machine. On ix86 machines, Grub is used to boot directly from the CD. There is also a program that is used to create the DFS CD images. It is highly configurable and can be used to create other custom bootable CD or DVD images. You can include whatever kernel or packages you want.

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Recent releases

  •  09 Jul 2006 10:56

    Release Notes: A major rewrite and update was done. The program was rewritten in Haskell. Generated images now support udev. Support for initrd kernels was added. dfsbuild now saves state, so it can resume without having to restart from scratch.


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