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Debian from scratch

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Debian From Scratch (DFS) is a single CD that is a full rescue CD capable of working with all major filesystems, LVM, software RAID, and even compiling a new kernel.

And, it's a cdebootstrap-based install CD that can install i386 woody, i386 sarge, i386 sid, and amd64 sid directly from CD, and whatever else from the 'net. The installation can best be described as "Gentoo-like".

Definitively need to play with this, though the documentation still is sparse...

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See also : http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/01/10/1727246

If you're using Debian, you can install the dfsbuild package, which will install everything for you.