To customise Fedora Core completly

Chadley Wilson chadley at
Tue Sep 28 11:51:22 UTC 2004

Before I start I know how some of you love certian things, What I am about to 
request has come about after a extensive study and some test programs run by 
Proline computers, The test subjects where endusers and they have helped us 
decide what a basic first timer and enduser needs from and operating system. 
Hence my new project.
The new project is ProlineX SFU
The goal is to trim Fedora Core 2 into a one CD distro.

The Idea is to provide a Stable Fast and Userfriendly disc.
When I discussed userfriendly with the endusers, what most of us discuss here 
came out, I said all you need to do is .... its easy.
They said thats not user friendly. (Flame-WAR)

So I have a plan to create a shrinked version of FC2, and include the packages 
where the user, "  just needs to... it easy "

When I finish this project I will host the disc in South Africa somewhere for 
all to try.
The basic idea is this:
Kernel 2.7.xx
Boot graphically in under a minute to kde (bigest challenge I think)
Open Office
Some accessories
Some games
Internet tools will be a dailer, kmail and konqueror and a few other for blue 
tooth , wireless etc..
The usual preferences menu (less what ever gets dropped as a result of deps)
XMMS with mp3, wma,etc... support 
Acrobat reader
Real player
Have support for graphically buning CD/DVDs, with support for creating Audio 
discs from mp3s. (K3b)
Play movies and DVDs 
System tools i.e networking kwikdisc etc
Apt-get and Synaptic built in (default set to freshrpm repo's)

How do I expect this to work? Not sure but this in Linux and it is do able.

I would really appreciate some support on this.

The first request is to find out just for a base system no gui keeping it LSB 
compliant what pakages from the cds do I need to get a bootable base system 

Chadley Wilson
Redhat Certified Technician 
Cert Number: 603004708291270
Pinnacle Micro
Manufacturers of Proline Computers
Exercise freedom, Use LINUX

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