Mon Feb 25 20:29:18 2019 UTC


Beginner's User Guides on NuTyX

A little lexicon for NuTyX users All the terms used in the documentation are listed and explained in this little lexicon.
Typical base 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.
Typical base installation on a single partition in UEFI mode This topic shows how to install NuTyX on a single partition which occupies the entire disk. No GRUB bootloader will be used. This method can be used if your hardware does have UEFI mode, so you can take advantage of it. This article is designed so that you won't have to do too much thinking. The process is quite straightforward and will install NuTyX in UEFI mode.
Finish up your installation Installation of a graphical interface and a few useful tools to make your NuTyX really usable.
Base commands These few base commands will help you to manage your NuTyX system easily.

User's Guides

Installation of NuTyX with the script without network connection This installation uses a script available for download. Once this script and all the necessary packages are 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 10.6 version NuTyX manual for Version 10.6. Here you will find everything you need to know about configuring and using your NuTyX system.
Setup of an HTTP server This litte guide explains how to setup an HTTP server with NuTyX. An HTTP server can be usefull if we want to test some html pages on a real browser. If we want to create our own website localy accessible from home or why not make it public on the net.
Setup of a NFS serveur This little guide explains how to setup an NFS server on NuTyX. NFS gives you the possibility to share folders between linux computers. The only condition is that all the computers concerned should run NFS. We can say we are lucky - all the distributions support it.
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 disk 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.

Contributor's Guides

Why should you contribute ? Today NuTyX has about 1700 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 will suffice. 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 talk about the functionality (both basic and advanced) of the cards package manager.
Collections This article explains about the available collections and what's the concept behind them. It's very important for a packager to understand this original concept under NuTyX. Collections are organised in five different sets. Each set has a dedicated responsibility.
How to build in a chroot ? This article explains how to build your packages in an isolated environment. You HAVE TO use this method in case you are not in a base system or choose to go for a "binaries" distribution, as explained in the FAQ.