Sun Dec 4 19:31:04 2016 UTC

Documentation

A little lexicon for NuTyX users

All the terms used in the documentation are listed and explained in this little lexicon.

Typical installation on a single partition

This topic shows how to install NuTyX on a single partition which occupies the entire disk. The GRUB bootloader will be installed on the same partition. This article is designed so that you won't have to do too much thinking. The process is quite straightforward.

Base commands

There is no graphical package manager, but these few base commands will help you to manage your NuTyX system easily

Installation of NuTyX with the script without network connection

This installation use a script available for download. Ones this script and all the necessaries packages downloaded, this tutorial explains how to install NuTyX from another distribution or even from an already installed NuTyX without the need of a network connection.

Setting up GRUB

If you haven't installed GRUB yet (by mistake or on purpose), it's not too late. As you will see with a few screenshots, it's very simple to install GRUB as a separate task.

NuTyX manual of the 8.2 version

NuTyX manual for Version 8.2. Here you will find everything you need to know about configuring and using your NuTyX system

Compile and install your own kernel

This document explains how to compile and install your own kernel from source as an alternative to the stock kernel. You will need to have some knowledge of your hardware, such as the make and model of the network card, graphics card, processor type, etc

Produce a customised ISO

It's very easy to create a customised ISO image from a folder in an installed NuTyX system. This image can then be put on a disc or usb drive, and used to reinstall NuTyX if necessary. If you want, you can add a graphical interface too. It's up to you to add all the packages you want when you install the kernel, which is the minimum required.

Why should you contribute ?

Today NuTyX has about 1400 binary applications available. That seems like a lot, and yet it is not really, because every day new programs are released on the Internet, mostly under open source licences.

What knowledge is required?

You do not need to be a programmer to contribute. A basic knowledge of the bash scripting language suffices. If you know nothing about bash, this article will explain the basis for writing a script, without going insane.

What is a port ?

To build a package, you need to create a recipe. This is placed in a port, which is a directory containing various files needed for building the package. The command pkgmk will produce the package which can then be installed.

How to build a package ?

This article explains how to build a NuTyX package from scratch. We will also explain possible scenarios. We talk about the functionality (both basic and advanced) of the cards package manager.

Build your own NuTyX

This document explains how to build a linux distribution, in this case NuTyX, from scratch. As a basis we will use the excellent online manual found in:http://www.linuxfromscratch.or...ew/development/.
[Important]This article is targeted at people who know what a GNU/linux distribution is. Ideally you should have built LFS entirely by hand at least once before trying this method. This project is continuously in development, so it is possible that you will encounter some errors during the build.
The article is divided into four sections:
  1. Preparing for the build
  2. Building the CHROOT environment (pass 1)
  3. Building the NuTyX system (pass 2)
  4. The post-build phase and generation of the iso

Setup a build bot

This article is addressed particularly to package developers. It explains how you can build all the packages of a collection completely automatically with a command as simple as:
build-collection /development/kde5
It is important to have a good understanding of your NuTyX distribution so as to be able to use the script properly.