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Originally posted by Chijtska ah to hell with it... its just too damn moody...
or i just dont know enough to even get started with it
All I can say is this: the instructions in the book are 99.99% guaranteed bug free (if you use the CVS book...other releases have some minor problems, but not related to the kind you are having). Reinstall your distro and try again. Or better, try a different distribution.
Another good solutiona dn I know I keep repeating myself: use the lfs mailing lists. There are hundreds upon hundreds of people on that list who may not be reading here. Like I said, I don't have the time myself right now to try and debug this for you (i'm in the middle of releasing a new LFS book version) but there are a few hundred people who can help you. There's a very good chance somebody has had the same problems you're having.
Try pointing your news reader to news.linuxfromscratch.org. From the available newsgroups you'll want lfs-dev (I think) - can't get to my setup to verify that coz my PC bust on me - waiting for new mobo, cpu, ram & hdd. Check Linuxfromscratch.org for explanations of what each newsgropu is for. BTW: Does anyone know why my work PC won't connect to the LFS news server. We're behind a firewall, so I'm assuming that's what's stopping me...any ideas if I can get around it?
Originally posted by ca9mbu Try pointing your news reader to news.linuxfromscratch.org. From the available newsgroups you'll want lfs-dev (I think) - can't get to my setup to verify that coz my PC bust on me - waiting for new mobo, cpu, ram & hdd. Check Linuxfromscratch.org for explanations of what each newsgropu is for. BTW: Does anyone know why my work PC won't connect to the LFS news server. We're behind a firewall, so I'm assuming that's what's stopping me...any ideas if I can get around it?
lfs-dev is for discussions of the project itself, there's a dedicated "technical support" mailing list called lfs-support which people should use when they have problems getting an LFS system installed using the instructions in an LFS-Book.
If you don't want to use mailing lists, you can use the newsserver (news.linuxfromscratch.org). All news groups and mailinglists are connected.
Regarding your news server connection problems: Make sure your firewall allows outbound port 119 access.
if you have permissions check the firewall setup on the server... it may be configured to not allow certain ports to be connected through.... i have had that same problem many times before... are you just trying to connect to the internet? maybe pop mail or news reading thats giving you the problems?