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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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Was Slackware really your host or was Slackware just the host that was running your virtual machine? From your Screenshot I would suspect the latter.
Slackware is both.
I run Slackware as my day to day OS, but I also installed a fresh copy of it in the QEMU-KVM virtual machine.
I created a blank 60 GB disk image and then installed Slackware_13.1 (32 bit) in the virtual machine. I used that to build LFS and had no problems with it as a host. Nothing needed to be installed and I did not have to make any changes to the host OS to build LFS.
What you see in the screen shot, of course, is LFS running in the virtual machine, running in Slackware.
The LFS developers do a fantastic job of putting everything together and explaining it well. I particularly like the process of building a system up from the bottom and adding what I want/need rather than trying to figure out from a whole, complete system how everything relates.
I really like the package users package management scheme. It is surprisingly simple but effective, and I like that it only uses utilities built into Linux.
My next step is to repartition my IBM Thinkpad's hard drive and build LFS for it instead of in a virtual machine. It's an older Pentium III, so compiling software may take a while, but I think I'll get very good performance out of LFS, and eventually BLFS, on it when I'm done.