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Old 10-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #16
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ha ha...i love a challenge...and im not a normal user...im a glutten for punishment...
so thanks...i better get reading.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 03:12 PM   #17
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im gonna try the linux from scratch ..ill just partition my hard drive and play with it until i pull this thing off...what a great way to understand the workings of linux
Since you are a beginner (even if "glutton for punishment") If you have a decent size hard drive, consider making partitions for two versions of Linux. Choose something beginner friendly, such as Ubuntu in addition to LFS.

When something doesn't do what you expect in LFS, did you build it wrong or are you using it wrong? Easiest to answer by switching to a prebuilt version and doing a parallel test.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 03:16 PM   #18
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ha ha...i love a challenge...and im not a normal user...im a glutten for punishment...
so thanks...i better get reading.
Even if you are willing to learn and "a glutten for punishment" make sure that you are proficient at the command-line and fulfill the prerequisites for LFS, otherwise you will learn nothing but copy&paste.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 03:17 PM   #19
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hi johnsfine..yes i already have backtrack 5 installed ..and im going to read the recommended literature in the LFS book, and get to building it.
thats good advice to find out if its built wrong or wrong usage.

yes i dont know if ill succeed ...but im certainly gonna try. ill let you know how i got on in a couple of months.

yes tobisgd...i read the prerequisites..and im there already apart from the compilation stuff...but im gonna read that documentation and get stuck in.whats the worst that can happen...in fact im looking forward to getting into more complex command line stuff...and this way im not just typing man this and that...im actually gonna be putting it to work for a good cause.

i have to format my partition...
thats not worth worrying about...from the knowledge ill gain...even if i fail.

Last edited by eBlip; 10-04-2012 at 03:20 PM.
 
Old 10-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #20
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on second thoughts...im gonna install arch linux and slackware...
i been reading and i just dont know what a system needs ...so ill go for partial hands dirty...first...and maybe in a few months go for the LFS.

thanks a lot guys.
 
  


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