Linux From ScratchThis Forum is for the discussion of LFS.
LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.
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You need know nothing at all for LFS (Linux From Source/Scratch) though it helps if you have compiled things from source before and if you have a backup computer. The whole point of LFS is to teach you ... have fun you brave brave person you.
You need to know it's only a learning tool until you've become very comfortable in linux. If you want to use it as your main OS you have to learn how to compile packages or follow one of the other suggested methods for managing software (see the hints section @ linuxfromscratch.org). You need to know you'll screw it up a couple of times at least. It's a fun OS to use though when you get it up and running well.... and Gnome is a nightmare to setup compared to KDE.