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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):
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.
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.
Distribution: tried a lot of 'em, now using kubuntu
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.