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Old 08-01-2006, 04:42 AM   #1
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Host distro (not the live cd)


Since i dont want to use the livecd as my host distro, because i need to use that host os regularly meanwhile.
Wich distro do you recommend, i tought of installing Slackware but read that it use the 2.6.1 kernel (not the 2.6.2 lfs minimum requisite)and if i recall, it boot with Lilo not Grub. I intend to build my first lfs on an old p3 450mgh. And if successfull i will do it on my faster comp.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 04:55 AM   #2
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Arch Linux.
Nice and simple...and a good choice if like Slackware.

If you have a good network connection, the base install download is only 200mb.

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Old 08-01-2006, 06:29 AM   #3
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Unfortunatly the Arch Linux (gimmick vrs with the 2.6 kernel) will not run on anything lower than 686 type processor, i am installing on a x86 586 (p3 450mgh).
 
Old 08-01-2006, 06:47 AM   #4
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Oops, I'm obviously not very knowledgable with my 486,586's...etc

The only other distros I've used are Debian and Gentoo, Gentoo would be great, but with your computer I doubt you will want all those compile times just for the host
 
Old 08-01-2006, 07:38 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Davno
Since i dont want to use the livecd as my host distro, because i need to use that host os regularly meanwhile.
Wich distro do you recommend, i tought of installing Slackware but read that it use the 2.6.1 kernel (not the 2.6.2 lfs minimum requisite)and if i recall, it boot with Lilo not Grub. I intend to build my first lfs on an old p3 450mgh. And if successfull i will do it on my faster comp.
The current version of Slackware, 10.2, uses the 2.4.31 kernel as default, but has the 2.6.13 kernel on the CD as an option. Also, the bootloader is a matter of preference, they both work equally well.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 07:54 AM   #6
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Actually, any Pentium 2/3/4/D and any Celeron will run 686 code. 586 refers to the original Pentium and compatible (AMD/Cyrix) processors.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 08:11 AM   #7
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Actually, any Pentium 2/3/4/D and any Celeron will run 686 code. 586 refers to the original Pentium and compatible (AMD/Cyrix) processors.
Your right, i just went looking back at the Arch Linux site, and realised my mistake. Thxs
I guess ill use Arch as a host system.
 
  


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