Originally Posted by eBlip
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.