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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 02-19-2013, 02:24 PM   #16
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@luckylinuxluser: It does look like your general Linux knowledge is a bit low and building LFS might become a very difficult task. But if you are up for a challenge.....

The first terminal is the one that pops up when you press ALT-F1 (and nothing will happen if the focus is already on that terminal). Press ALT-F2 for the second termnal (you are probably greeted with a login shell).

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cd /dev/sdaX
This doesn't make any sense. /dev/sdaX is a device, not a directory you can go to. This device is mounted to a directory (a mount-point). LFS uses /mnt/lfs as mount-point.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 02:26 PM   #17
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It will go through to F6
Also I guess it would have helped had I tried something other than F1... :\ Sorry and thank you all for the help. I will try copying and pasting the commands and see if that helps.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 02:26 PM   #18
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That worked
If you need Ctrl+Alt+F2 then you do have a GUI and you did not boot to the command line (CLI).

In that case: just open an extra terminal......
 
Old 02-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #19
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Ok I can't figure out how to copy text to a clipboard and paste in Links or Lynx.

In links it says to use ^Z or ^X to copy or cut, but that just exits the program. I've been googling but apparently this task is so simple that no one has every asked about it or had to explain it.
 
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Ok I can't figure out how to copy text to a clipboard and paste in Links or Lynx.

In links it says to use ^Z or ^X to copy or cut, but that just exits the program. I've been googling but apparently this task is so simple that no one has every asked about it or had to explain it.
Don't use a clipboard utility; Select text with the mouse (holding down left mouse button) and paste at the wanted location by pressing right mouse button.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 11:30 AM   #21
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I'm pretty sure the GUI wasn't installed because I left it unchecked.

I've tried "startx" but it's not working. Does Debian have a different command?
 
Old 02-20-2013, 11:38 AM   #22
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I'm pretty sure the GUI wasn't installed because I left it unchecked.

I've tried "startx" but it's not working. Does Debian have a different command?
You mentioned in post #14 that you need ctrl-alt-fX to get to a console, which tells me that you/debian has started some sort of GUI. If started in CLI then alt-fX would suffice (although ctrl-alt-fX will work).

But don't worry about having started with the CLI or a GUI, both are suited to copy/paste from and can be used to build LFS.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 11:40 AM   #23
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You mentioned in post #14 that you need ctrl-alt-fX to get to a console, which tells me that you/debian has started some sort of GUI. If started in CLI then alt-fX would suffice (although ctrl-alt-fX will work).

But don't worry about having started with the CLI or a GUI, both are suited to copy/paste from and can be used to build LFS.
No, I'm just retarded and didn't think to try alt+F2. I don't need CTRL+ALT+Fx for it to work.
 
Old 02-23-2013, 12:41 AM   #24
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So figuring out how to copy and paste from Links and Lynx was too difficult for me. I wound up installing a GUI. Unfortunately something happened to my PC and it wound up going into sleep mode or powered off or something. I had to boot it up again and found my consoles had been closed.

I'm not working with Konsole from the GUI and copying and pasting commands from here on out. First I remounted the partition and made the $LFS variable etc tben reentered the chroot environment with:

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chroot "$LFS" /tools/bin/env -i \
    HOME=/root                  \
    TERM="$TERM"                \
    PS1='\u:\w\$ '              \
    PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/tools/bin \
    /tools/bin/bash --login +h
From there I continued where I left off with Perl. However now after I enter the 'make' command I'm getting...

Code:
root:/sources/perl-5.16.1# make
`sh  cflags "optimize='-O2'" perlmini.o` -fPIC -DPERL_IS_MINIPERL -DPERL_EXTERNAL_GLOB perlmini.c
          CCCMD =  cc -DPERL_CORE -c -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64  -std=c89 -O2 -Wall -ansi -W -Wextra -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wendif-labels -Wc++-compat -Wwrite-strings 
perl.c: In function 'S_set_caret_X':
perl.c:1437:37: error: expected expression before ',' token
make: *** [perlmini.o] Error 1

I wasn't getting this before I installed the GUI.

Last edited by luckylinuxluser; 02-23-2013 at 12:43 AM.
 
Old 02-23-2013, 03:32 AM   #25
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@luckylinuxluser: If, for whatever reason, you reboot your host you need to do the following (assuming you are working on chapter 6):

- check/set LFS variable,
- mount LFS related partition(s),
- mount and populate dev (chapter 6.2.2),
- mount virtual kernel file systems (chapter 6.2.3),

- enter chrooted environment (as shown in chapter 6.4).

It looks like you did not do the bold parts.

Also: If you are halfway a chapter when you rebooted, it it wise to completely restart that chapter (remove the build directory, untar package and start again). In this case remove the perl source directory, untar the perl package and start from the top of the chapter (you might not need to do this step: echo "127.0.0.1 localhost $(hostname)" > /etc/hosts. Check /etc/hosts to see if this is already set).

Last edited by druuna; 02-23-2013 at 12:26 PM. Reason: Fixed minor mistake.
 
Old 02-23-2013, 10:42 AM   #26
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Ok, thank you.

:EDIT: I guess I wasn't typing in the commands correctly after all :\. Thanks for all your help and patience.

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