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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 11-12-2002, 03:32 PM   #1
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How long has it taken you to build your system?


How long has it taken you to build your LFS OS?..

Also, is there any difference between the only 4.0 LFS book, and the downloadable PDF file? the PDF looks larger with more info, but i could be wrong...

I'm thinking of giving it a shot...
 
Old 11-12-2002, 03:42 PM   #2
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I think it really depends on how sucked into it you get. I went practically non-stop the first time I built it, and It took me a day or two (yes, I did sleep).

It really is best to type in the commands by hand the first time, but if you're lazy, you can copy and past them straight from the book and it'll go a lot faster.

I've built it a few times by hand since that first time, and it hasn't taken me more than a day..... although ch.6 really drags on.

You should definitly give it a go though... and take your time, charging through it can also screw you (me) up.
 
Old 11-13-2002, 12:02 AM   #3
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hehe, thanks for that

did u download the PDF, or just used this book? (http://www.au.linuxfromscratch.org/view/4.0/)

it all seems like _a lot_ of reading, heh
 
Old 11-13-2002, 01:35 AM   #4
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yeah, I used that book. there is only a little bit on each of those sections that you HAVE to read (the commands), and the rest explains each command. You have plenty of time to read while your packages are compiling ;-)

To make things go a little faster, you should download the tar archive of all of the packages, so that you don't have to download them one-by-one as you go. you can get it from here (all you need is the "lfs-packages-4.0.tar" file):

ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/lfs/lfs-packages/4.0/

you can unpack it with "tar -xv lfs-packages-4.0.tar" and you'll have all the sources and patches there.

well, good luck. Just take your time, and it will be a worthwile experience. If you run into any problems, you know where to go ;-)

-Adam
 
Old 11-13-2002, 01:51 AM   #5
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The first time I did an LFS was on a P1 200 over a weekend about a year ago, it took about 2 days. The second time was a few months later on a 1.2ghz Athlon, it took about 6 hours. This was back around 3.4 though, but I can't imagine Beekmans and the guys have put in much more.

Cheers,

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Old 11-13-2002, 05:36 AM   #6
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Took me about 2 days on a PII 350mhz and about 4 days on a 486 75mhz. Both of those where an lfs 3.1.
 
Old 11-13-2002, 06:39 AM   #7
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Took 8 hours on a AMD 700 with 384 MB RAM for LFS 4.0 ...


SIDE NOTE: I compiled the stuff in KDE so things might have been faster without doing that (and without MP3-playing) ...

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Old 11-13-2002, 07:22 AM   #8
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take about 7 hours diveded on 2 days on PIII 550, 256 ram for LFS 4
 
Old 11-13-2002, 04:38 PM   #9
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For the main install bit (chap 6, i think) I wrote a shell script with all the commands and ran it when I went to bed. It was done in the morning, so I have no idea how long it took. . .good thing it all compiled with no errors.

From start to finish though. . .less than two days.
 
Old 11-14-2002, 09:17 AM   #10
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I've got a PII-350, 128Mb RAM. Took about 12 hrs (6am-6pm) to complete. And I was using -03 optimization on everything except where told not to.

I used the copy & paste method.

BTW, don't use the PDF file if you want to C&P (you can't copy in Adobe).

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Old 11-14-2002, 03:31 PM   #11
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ah ok.
i don't intend to copy and paste...i want to manually enter all the commands to get used to them
 
Old 11-14-2002, 06:12 PM   #12
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After you have typed in the first five or ten (and then have to RE-type a couple because of silly mistakes), I'll bet that you start cutting and pasting. I'm a fast typer (50 wpm), and I still got sick of doing it.
 
Old 11-15-2002, 08:25 AM   #13
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Takes me 1hr 33mins with nALFS.

Thats the only way I do it now a days as the novelty of doing it by hand wears off after the 5th or 6th time.
 
Old 11-16-2002, 02:03 AM   #14
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LOL, how many times do people re-build their OS's from scratch?!!!
 
Old 11-16-2002, 02:06 AM   #15
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<----- Big nerd's done it too many times :-)
 
  


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