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Old 05-15-2004, 10:18 PM   #1
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Building a Linux Box from scratch.


Well, I'm gonna resume an old Pentium 133Mhz system with some old hardware inside.
Rather than installing one of the latest Distros I'd like to install a complete system, step by step, starting from kernel of course.
So, I wonder....which are the steps I should follow to build a complete Linux box?
I'f start from:

1. compile and install the kernel
2. compile and install GLibc
...

But how to put kernel on disk? And how to create al the partitions?

Have any idea?

Big Thanks!
 
Old 05-15-2004, 10:24 PM   #2
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Have a look at LFS.

You do need a working system from which to build your own, as far I know. The stuff needs to be compiled on something.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 10:27 PM   #3
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Thanks. Perfect. I'm gonna bookmark it!
Thanks again!
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:35 AM   #4
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Many people start with a "barebones" Slackware install (just enough to have a compilier) so they can get everything set up for their LFS install. Best of luck!

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Old 05-16-2004, 05:10 AM   #5
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Chicken and egg:
Quote:
1. compile and install the kernel
2. compile and install GLibc
How are you going to compile the kernel without glibc?
Better question, how are you going to compile the kernel without a compiler?

I'm just giving you the gears

Seriously though...LFS is excellent. I built a LFS system after only a month of using Linux and it helped my knowledge incredibly. It really shows you how the system is put together. Also keep in mind that with a 133 it will take a long time to build the system. Seriously, like maybe a week.

I wonder though...could you use knoppix and do a total RAM install of LFS? Has anyone tried or heard about this? 'Spose you would need a ton of RAM.
 
  


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