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Okay, in my personal timezone, it's sunday, and since I dont have anything better to do, I decided to give something zany a whack: install Linux from GNU source.
Okay, I've gotten this far: got a 16Gb USB stick partitioned, and mounted, the networking works so I can wget anything.
Snag, I will need GCC...but GNU delivers ... source (unless I'm wrong, if so correct me), so, how to I compile something without a ... compiled compiler?
Oh, if I can untar everything, I get a "invalid tar magic" when I try to unpack make...
Any thoughts? Thanks!
Edit : following the LFS roadsign, I use TTYLinux as base to start with...
Last edited by ButterflyMelissa; 09-04-2011 at 08:52 AM.
Well...file does'nt work, so I did a "more" and it says nothing weird, all in all the tar scrolls by unhindered...no apparent damages...
Edit : I tried the very same on my system (wget and tar) and here the same file untars nicely...what is bizare is that I could wget ad untar gcc (though not needed, in hindsight) on the affected system without a glitch...
Edit : It is possible that the Busybox Tar is not that good...too bad that I have to give up for this
Last edited by ButterflyMelissa; 09-04-2011 at 01:20 PM.