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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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LFS does not depend on your native distro. It only uses it to download the required tar archives and build the initial gcc, glibc etc. Once the base system is built you enter a chroot environment where LFS takes over. From that point the native distro becomes irrelevant.
I did LFS on Debian Squeeze without any problems. I plan to redo it before movinf on to CLFS and the others.
I guess if you are going to run it in a VM, then you will have to package the entire build for installation in the VM. This assumes of course that the VM has the exact hardware configuration of your machine. Remember, the LFS build, to a certain extent depends on your physical machine.
I,ve not used that methord I just download the package as I go along then run md5sum "packagename" and check it against where I download it from, The next page gives you the places to download along with the md5sum.