NewsForge: Installing Debian From Scratch
Jan 17, 2005, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
"Debian From Scratch (DFS) is not everyone's distribution. It's
not an easy install. You need to know your hardware. You need to be
prepared to take pains. And, at the end of the process, the result
looks like any Debian system installed by another, usually easier
and quicker, means. So why take the time?
"One answer is that DFS offers a chance to learn about aspects
of installation that you've never explored. Even if you have no
background in computing, the do-it-yourself mentality of the free
and open source communities is contagious. You may want to explore
DFS out of sheer curiosity..."
Misc : Learning and Loving Debian GNU/Linux(Aug 27, 2000)