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Old 07-15-2014, 06:57 AM   #1
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ideal distro to build LFS 7.5


hey there i was thinking of building my first LFS system but i can't seem to figure out which distro to use.. because most distros are either out of date or are too fresh.. however i did try out a few distros but most of them don't seem to meet the host system requirements as stated here. could anyone please suggest me a distro thanks in advance..

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Old 07-15-2014, 08:29 AM   #2
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I've used Slackware, Gentoo, Debian, Arch, Fedora, Scientific, LFS, and CLFS as the host when building (C)LFS systems. The last time I built LFS was using a Slackware-14.0 host. From what I've seen and heard, the *buntus are more problem than they're worth, so I would avoid them as a LFS host. However, most any distro will do as long as it meets the minimum requirements on the page you've linked to.
 
Old 07-16-2014, 02:09 AM   #3
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I've never had problems using Slackware.
 
Old 07-16-2014, 09:53 AM   #4
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okay.. i just got slackware 14.0.. now how do i start the GUI..
 
Old 07-16-2014, 09:59 AM   #5
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You don't need a GUI to build LFS. If you want one, start here http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:...op_environment
 
Old 07-16-2014, 10:37 AM   #6
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i was thinking of starting the GUI from the live DVD.. can i do that or i have to install it first..
 
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i was thinking of starting the GUI from the live DVD.. can i do that or i have to install it first..
Slackware doesn't have a "Live DVD". It needs to be installed.
What have you downloaded and from where?
 
Old 07-16-2014, 09:02 PM   #8
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actually i was looking for a LiveCD or DVD to build LFS from.. much like the LiveCD LFS provides but it doesn't work for LFS 7.5
 
Old 07-17-2014, 04:58 AM   #9
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Salix used to have a live version that would have been ideal, but not now. You could install that if you don't want a "full" Slackware.

EDIT
The live Salix 13.37 release is still available here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/files/13.37/

That should be OK.

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Old 07-17-2014, 10:51 AM   #10
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how do i login as root in salix 13.32.. i know the username is root and the password is live but when i enter that it says "the system administrator is not allowed to login from this screen"
 
  


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