With the number of fresh Linux installs we perform on a weekly
basis with a variety of hardware, simply using the stock install CDs
have become a sizable task due to the number of FOSS updates available
on a daily basis. In fact, alone on Red Hat's servers and mirrors are
over 839 updates just for the FC4 i386 architecture! Although the Red
Hat Up2date process is relatively easy to perform the process can be
quite time consuming even with an Up2date server running on the LAN. To
fix the updating issue, as well as to provide a few other Phoronix
additions, we have begun to re-master the Fedora Core 4 (Stentz) build.
We share a few steps to the re-mastering process today in this guide..