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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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Old 02-16-2009, 12:02 PM   #1
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Distro which can build LFS out of the box


Which distro meets all the requirements for LFS 6.4 with the standard installation. With every distro I tried so far I had to install this or that or change stuff just to meet the requirements to build LFS. Is there a distro with which you just do a standard install and it has EVERYTHING that is needed to build LFS 6.4 successfully?
 
Old 02-16-2009, 09:20 PM   #2
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I wonder why they call it Linux From Scratch. Thought there live cd had everything at least that's what they said. sorry not much help
 
Old 02-17-2009, 06:13 AM   #3
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In my post I am talking about a distro that I can INSTALL to my hard drive and use as host for building LFS. How can I install the Live CD to my hard drive?
 
Old 02-17-2009, 10:57 AM   #4
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So you want to install one distribution in order to install another distribution? Have fun with partitioning...

The person suggested running the LFS LiveCD so you can be in an environment suited for installing LFS without the need to install a Linux distro in order to install LFS.

Unless the CD/DVD Drive is nearly crippled, I do not see any reason to install a distro specifically for installing another (in this case LFS). Sure it is possible, but why?

At any rate, Slackware comes to mind.

Also, if you can't be bothered with installing needed applications to build LFS on these distributions that you have tried, what are you do when it comes to applications that require lots of dependencies to work well in your LFS install?
 
Old 02-17-2009, 01:13 PM   #5
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Seph64,

the reason why I would like to have host system on my hard drive is that I want to be able shut the computer down at any time and resume the installation at a later point. With the Live CD all the settings that you make at the beginning are lost once you shut down the computer.

I am looking for a distro which meets all the LFS requirements out of the box because I fiddle around with LFS, then forget about it and some months later I want to fiddle around more. By that time the LFS host partition might already be formatted and used for something else. So when I install a distro from a Live CD I don't want to have to change it again to meet the LFS requirements - in case there IS a distro where you don't have to change anything for LFS when you do the standard install.

Thanks for the slackware hint.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 04:05 PM   #6
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disclaimer: I really a newbie at LFS (I'm doing my second build).

Mandriva 2008.1 met all the package requirements out of the box as outlined in the 6.4 Book. Of, course I do add the devel packages anyway. I haven't tried this, but it would seem that a USB key based distro would work really well because of the read/write ability, and the ability to take it out of the machine when you were using the computer for something else.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 04:02 AM   #7
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AkBrian,
thanks for the hint. I tried it with the current Mandriva (with KDE) Live CD and it somehow didn't even boot properly
I don't know why that was but I think I should (and will) give it another try.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 04:05 AM   #8
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AkBrian,
thanks for the hint. I tried it with the current Mandriva (with KDE) Live CD and it somehow didn't even boot properly
I don't know why that was but I think I should (and will) give it another try.
 
Old 02-22-2009, 06:27 PM   #9
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I used Mandriva 2008.1 Free.
 
Old 02-22-2009, 08:44 PM   #10
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live cd ./configure --prefix=/your/harddrive/user
make
make install DESTDIR=/your/harddrive/ I think you will get it. that way you can stop any time you want. build a whole system in one folder and then put it where ever you want.
now when your done all the stuff is there. right now I am using puppy linux building a 2.6.28.7 kernel on hard drive sda1 while I am typing this. this will be a super pup when I am done. I am using a live cd to.
when I am done I will create an image of it and put it any where I want it.
Read this very close
 
Old 03-22-2009, 12:56 AM   #11
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I used LFS live Cd until i finished KDE Desktop Manager, Then I switched to my BLFS..
 
Old 03-23-2009, 08:12 AM   #12
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woof alpha build your custom distro from the major four debian ubuntu slackware arch.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 08:38 AM   #13
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Check out grml linux-it has EVERYTHING!
( http://grml.org/ )
Although it doesn't really clarify about installing to HD-it does as I found out when I put it on usb and booted-only thing is I don't know if when installing will it "autoinstall" and wipe my other partitions?
Or maybe it's like other distro's and can install manually-I'm trying to find out now.
From what I've seen it basically has everything you will need.
Download the full cd here-
( http://mirror.rit.edu/grml/ )
Choose the "grml_2008.11.iso" that's the full one.
If you need help getting it to usb instead of cd-post back and I'll tell you.
 
  


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