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Old 09-01-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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Learn Linux from scratch


Hi everybody. I have always wanted to know more about linux. I have tried some linux distros over the years, but always ran into some issues and abandoned them after a while. Recently I stumbled across linuxfromscratch.org . It seemed like a really good tutorial. So, I have started following the guide. After going through it a little I looked up some stuff regarding it online and found references to the LFS guide being incomplete and out of date.

TL : DR version is LFS a good place to start learning linux or do you guys have any other suggestions. Thanks
 
Old 09-02-2011, 12:42 AM   #2
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LFS really is what it says; you have to build (compile) it from src.
Definitely the hard way to learn unless you really want to do it that way.
Normally I suggest trying a few of the pre-built distros to start with eg any of top 10 at www.distrowatch.com
Note that all have access to the cmd line as well as a GUI

Here are some good links
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz - good Linux tutorial, mostly at cmd line
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html - how to use bash, the default cmd line lang
www.linuxtopia.org - a lot(!) of free to read online books/manuals/howtos for various distros
 
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:02 AM   #3
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Unless you DO want to start with the very hard , and you can if you want to .
I would recommend using say Ubuntu for a bit .Move to Suse for a year then dual boot with RHEL or CentOS for that experience.
Alpha test a fedora release and roll your own fixes ( a alpha fedora has TONS of bugs) .
Then install " Arch " While you are having fun with Arch read and reread the LFS or Slackware How To books

LFS and Slackware are build from the ground up
you start by building the tools NEEDED to build a OS

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Old 09-02-2011, 03:15 AM   #4
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Hi,

I fully agree with the previous 2 replies. I would go as far as to say that LFS is not suited for a Linux newbie. A certain level of experience is expected.

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Originally Posted by Sonte
After going through it a little I looked up some stuff regarding it online and found references to the LFS guide being incomplete and out of date.
This isn't true, LFS (and BLFS) are not out of date and LFS isn't incomplete. BLFS might not have everything covered, but you are given enough choices in packages to build a more then decent system.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-02-2011, 09:42 AM   #5
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You guys have been awesome. Those suggestions all look great. The main reason for going the LFS route for me is because me and a friend wanted to build a custom media center based on the Raspberry Pie Computer. We both know we have a lot of work ahead of us if we go that route but the other sources you put in this thread will really help us. Thanks
 
  


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