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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 11-11-2012, 06:40 AM   #1
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Question Help about packages, patches, and binutils


Hi, I'm a newbie. I've decide to create my LFS system, for personal pleasure and interest.
I'm using Virtual Box, on win7, and the LFS live cd, and offcourse the lfs book. (followed step by step)
My first question is about packages and patches (chapters 3.2 and 3.3): I must download them, but how have I to download them? From the virtual machine? Ok, don't kill me: I download them in win7... and I've the little suspect that it's wrong.
LFS book doesn't explain how and where download the files. So, can u help me?

Secondly, I've encountered the same problem of other user here, in binutils configuring step. I don't have the right permission for:

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mkdir -v ../binutils-build
cd ../binutils-build
so I passed with root permission. Was that correct?
(I found this topic:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ep-4175411402/
but I didn't understand very well)
Also to install the patch, system could not find the files.. that are on win.
 
Old 11-11-2012, 06:42 AM   #2
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Hi

I see you mention LFS live cd Which 1 are you using???
 
Old 11-11-2012, 07:06 AM   #3
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The name of .iso is: lfslivecd-x86-6.3-r2160
 
Old 11-11-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
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Hi

Ok that cd is very old and will not build the latest lfs 7.2 you would be better off installing a linux distro 1st
 
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I've already a linux distro, ubuntu, but it's on my notebook. I thought that a notebook doesn't have a good computing power.. So I used virtualbox on windows..
Which version of LFS should I download? I took the live cd from official site (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/livecd/download.html).
U suggest to take a no-live-cd version?
 
Old 11-11-2012, 07:28 AM   #6
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I use ubuntu to build my lfs but any linux distro will work as long as it is made compatable
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Don't let this divert the current discussion. Do carry on. I just wanted to add something about this part of post #1...
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LFS book doesn't explain how and where download the files.
The v7.2 book explicitly tells how to do that...
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/...roduction.html
The the steps on that page will make the tarballs and patches flow into your sources directory and get verified. All while you sit there and watch.

P.S.: I agree heartily with the recommendation to ditch the unnecessary handicaps of 1) using an ancient version of LFS, and 2) building it in a VM. But of course do what you think is best.

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:39 AM   #8
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Ok ok, if u tell me that ubuntu is good, it's perfect. But I don't understand how build LFS using linux (ubuntu in our case).. I must create a new partition, directly, without using virtual machine?
 
Old 11-11-2012, 07:44 AM   #9
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Ok i have never used virtual box but have seen problems with it. saying that ppl have built lfs using virtualbox without any problems, To me it just seems less problomatic to make a dedicated partition to build in.

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:51 AM   #10
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So I could use notebook with ubuntu, gparted for new partition, and then ubuntu terminal working on the new partition?
 
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Yes that would work
 
Old 11-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #12
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If you do use Ubuntu post the output of version check before you start building
 
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Perfect. I'll try this way. Which flag have I to give at the new partition? If ubuntu is primary and bootable, the new what is?
 
Old 11-11-2012, 08:11 AM   #14
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Hi I think you had better read the lfs 7.2 book from the beginning
 
Old 11-11-2012, 08:17 AM   #15
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Mm.. 'm sorry for my incompetence. I'll read another time the book from the beginning.

Ubuntu version 12.04.1 LTS, codename: precise.
 
  


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