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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.
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you basically just need the initial distro so you can use the tools (compiler, tar, ect). If you don't want to install a huge distro like redhat or others, there are some out there that are very basic and don't take up too much hard drive space (and install faster). good luck
p.s.- i can't think of any of the more bare-bones distributions, but check out "distributions" at www.linux.org
When I completed my LFS with I believe 3.1 or 3.2, I didn't run into any problems using Slackware 7.1. I did have to do a few workarounds since 7.1 was a bit older but I didn't run into many problems though.
Whoa whoa, I suggest to keep this thread open, that a few of you go back and edit your posts to constructive critisisms/on topic ideas, and not personal attacks.
This would be a good topic to have here, and I would hope you guys would be so kind as to help to keep it open for use/discussion.
As for my input:
I built one on Mandy 8.0 and 8.2, with no problems. Slack 8.1 no problems. So I believe if you follow the book correctly, and do the minor adjustments for whatever distro you are using, you should be able to work around any problems building and LFS system.