Self-Hosting Movies with MoviX

How to build your own dedicated distribution.
Resources

MoviX: movix.sf.net

Slackware: www.slackware.com

Busybox: www.busybox.net

uClibc: www.uclibc.org

MPlayer: www.mplayerhq.hu

SysLinux: syslinux.zytor.com

BootScriptor: www.bootscriptor.org

MP3Blaster: www.stack.nl/~brama/mp3blaster.html

DirectFB: www.directfb.org

SmallX: www.superant.com/smalllinux/tinyX01.html

MatchBox: handhelds.org/~mallum/matchbox

Autodetection Tools

Kudzu: rhlinux.redhat.com/kudzu/

Discover: hackers.progeny.com/discover

Detect: www.linux-mandrake.com/harddrake

Manuals

Kernel Docs: www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html

Boot Docs: www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bootdisk-HOWTO/index.html and www.woalf.uklinux.net/WebWolf-HOWTO.txt

Bruce Perens first ELJ BusyBox article: linuxjournal.com/article/4335

DevFS HOWTO: www.atnf.csiro.au/people/rgooch/linux/docs/devfs.html

Live CD distributions

DemoLinux: www.demolinux.org

Knoppix: www.knoppix.org

Linux-BBC: www.lnx-bbc.org/index.html

Devil-Linux: www.devil-linux.org/

Dedicated CD Distributions

LinuxConsole: linuxconsole.free.fr

DirectPresenter: team.gcu-squad.org/~fab/DP

DyneBolic: lab.dyne.org/DyneBolic

Byzantine OS: byzgl.sf.net

Roberto De Leo received a PhD in Physics from the University of Cagliari and one in Math from UMD. He teaches at Alberti High School, where in 1994, he built the first italian school web site using a Slackware box. When he's not doing research, teaching or taking care of Alberti's Linux boxes, he likes to hack with his own Linux box.

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Re: Self-Hosting Movies with MoviX

Anonymous's picture

Thanks for this very informative article, it's just what I'm looking for.

BTW, to avoid overwriting the modules of the running Linux, you can do

make INSTALL_MOD_PATH= modules_install

Suggestion for yet another dedicated distro.

Anonymous's picture

A distribution that boots into:

Freevo: http://freevo.sourceforge.net

or:

MythTV: http://www.mythtv.org

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