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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 01-18-2002, 03:20 PM   #1
lfslinux
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So...how many LFS'ers here?


So, how many here are LFS users, or interested in trying it out/using it/<whatever> it?

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Old 01-18-2002, 06:15 PM   #2
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think we've got quite a few in here... taz, tricky, finegan, shadow... i'm sure i'm missing a few sorry... i'm not going pure lfs at the moment, but i'm building a linux for a laptop that i managed to get a very minimal system on already, and got rid of all the distro-junk. i call it the lfs-for-wimps method .
 
Old 01-18-2002, 07:23 PM   #3
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Not going 'pure lfs' is by far the very best way to go. The LFS book is merely a guideline how it can be done. It's supposed to give you an idea, a start how you can do something for yourself. I much rather you simply use the book for some pointers how to build your own system and then modify it, than you install an LFS system verbatim. You'd learn less doing it that way.
 
Old 01-18-2002, 07:33 PM   #4
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Yeah, i've created an LFS system which is in a holding pattern at the moment. But it's up and running error-free. I've named it Neurotux. So far I haven't gotten past installing a few programs on top. No X yet. I know a couple others have gone plenty further than that.
 
Old 01-19-2002, 03:05 AM   #5
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I got to the end of X and started working on Gnome before I ran out of room. Giving LFS a 1GB slice seemed like more than enough when I started out, but turned out to be a pinch.

I also got distracted by putting together a few more machines, work, home site maintenance, blah blah blah the usual. Offhand, seeing as how we have THE SOURCE present for now, what's the timetable on LFS? Is there a version every x-months?

Oh, I also posted this on Tricky's site (nice run we had going for the moment!), the Orinoco_plx driver packages compile without errors and I can get the fully functionality out of a prism2 card+PCI adapter out of them. I've never gotten this to work entirely with another disto.

Nifty, eh?

Yeah... okay.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 01-19-2002, 03:34 AM   #6
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Not yet....I was going to get a couple of new hard drives so I had room but I'm getting a laptop now instead.....I'm thinking of having a crack at LFS on that....
 
Old 01-19-2002, 08:02 AM   #7
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Originally posted by finegan
Offhand, seeing as how we have THE SOURCE present for now, what's the timetable on LFS? Is there a version every x-months?
Usually there's a version every month or two. LFS-3.1 was released December 3rd, so expect LFS-3.2 to be released in a few weeks.
 
Old 01-19-2002, 10:02 AM   #8
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I started my LFS system sometime in the beginning of January. I like the LFS way of doing everything yourself, so I guess I'll be going all the way and build a custom distribution for each computer. I had an old 10 gig harddrive which I was using half for mandrake. I built an LFS system on the other half of the drive, knowing I wanted to add a lot of programs I didn't want to run out of space. I haven't done much to it lately because I haven't had a lot of time. But I've got it running the www.xfce.org desktop environment which is nice small and fast to match along with the style of the rest of the lfs system. Programs seem to be easier to compile on an clean system then if the libraries are all mixed up all over the place so most of the programs I've installed so far did quite well. At least I've got xine and xmms running which will keep me entertained while I get everything else working.
Having a forum just for LFS seems like a good idea. I never really liked subscribing to mailing lists although scanning through mailing list archives often helps solve my problems. And so far the LFS questions have been scattered all over the place so having them in one places would be handy.
 
Old 01-19-2002, 10:45 AM   #9
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Count me up as one. I love my LFS box - it's my baby.
 
Old 01-19-2002, 11:59 AM   #10
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Count me in!

LFS is something that I've always thought Linux was about, creating your own OS, the way you want it.

lfslinux, are you part of the LFS development?
 
Old 01-19-2002, 12:42 PM   #11
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well i am sure you could guess i am..

i finished my LFS using slackware 7.1 to begin with..that was fun at times using older packages with the current book. after i was done, broke it down and reformatted the drive..

going to start my next one this coming week using slackware 8 as my base install, with this one in mind of keeping..

-trickykid
 
Old 01-19-2002, 12:56 PM   #12
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Count me in!

LFS is something that I've always thought Linux was about, creating your own OS, the way you want it.

lfslinux, are you part of the LFS development?
Yes, you could say that I am. I'm that Gerard Beekmans guy who started LFS.
 
Old 01-19-2002, 02:30 PM   #13
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Originally posted by lfslinux


Yes, you could say that I am. I'm that Gerard Beekmans guy who started LFS.
Well your expertise is quite welcome here then! I hope to pick your brain a bit if you don't mind? I'm sure others will also. Hope to see you here regularly and have a good one ay!
 
Old 01-19-2002, 03:12 PM   #14
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Dont forget me.

I,ll be starting again as soon as I get a new hard drive.

L8rs

RecoilUK
 
Old 01-19-2002, 03:48 PM   #15
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sure pick all of my brain as you like.
 
  


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