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Old 03-20-2012, 11:07 PM   #1
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Which distribution to use for a Linux 7.1 host system?


I want to give LFS (7.1) another go, but after doing some reading on the website it appears that the LFS Live CD will not work for a LFS 7.1 system. Does anyone have a recommendation for host system to use to build a LFS (7.1) system?

I am using Mac OS X as my primary OS, but I have Oracle Virtual Box installed so I figure I could install a distribution of Linux that way to get my LFS system built. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Any distribution that satisfies these requirements Which is to say, just about any reasonably up to date distribution. Personally, I use Slackware, Gentoo, or my existing CLFS system.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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You can also use the LFS Live CD which also contains all the requirements that LFS needs.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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You can also use the LFS Live CD which also contains all the requirements that LFS needs.
You can't use the Live-CD for LFS 7 versions.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #5
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You can't use the Live-CD for LFS 7 versions.
That's news to me, I guess it's time to rebuild the images then. Good to know.
 
Old 04-04-2012, 01:47 AM   #6
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Hi,

Using Debian or Slackware as host are good choices.

I would advise against using Ubuntu (and Ubuntu based distro's).

Hope this helps.
 
  


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