LWN: Build your own Linux distribution from the ground up [LinuxFromScratch]

“I’d like to take this oportunity to announce yet another new
Linux distribution. Though we feel that this distribution, called
LinuxFromScratch or LFS for short, is different than others and
worth mentioning. Let me quickly explain what LFS’s goals are.”

LinuxFromScratch is a project which aims to teach the inner
workings of Linux, by describing how to compile a fully functional
Linux distribution (with the same capabilities as existing Linux
distributions such as Debian, SuSe, Slackware, RedHat and others)
entirely from source.

“The instructions can be read either on our website or in the
LFS book (former LFS-HOWTO under Linux Documentation Project’s
License) which can be downloaded for free at