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i'd downloaded all 4 cds of slack 9.0. since i've got sources also, i wanted to install programs compiled for my comp. i know they work anyway but i wanted to customize it for my machine, so to speak.
so if i were to use the live cd what would i need to do to start compiling progs for my system? start with gcc?
also, how would the fstab file look for a setup in which / is on one partition and all except /home is on another partition (/home has its own)? and 'parted' can be used to repartition a disk without destroying the data in it, right?
ps: i'm hoping to install this tonight so (waiting impatiently) :P
Originally posted by Piratero If you want everything custom made I suggest you compile your kernel or LSF.
i don't want to compile just my kernel, i want to compile the programs i use too. as far as possible, i wanna compile each and every package that will be on my system. kinda like how we "install from source" for normal packages.
Originally posted by me i don't want to compile just my kernel, i want to compile the programs i use too.
i wanna compile kernel AND all possible programs. i've done kernels before, wanna try the 2nd part. i know this edges on LFS style but i wanna do this first. it might even be a good first step before lfs. just thinking.
but i DO wanna compile as much as possible (progs).
The problem with that is that it takes a functional linux system to build a linux system. If you really want to compile everything from source, then my suggestion is to download the LFS guides and go that route. It's not really that hard and the LFS guides are very well laid out. It is however verrry time consuming. If however you want to go with Slackware, then as you say, add as much from source as you can, then take a look at the "Slackware-HOWTO" that's on the first CD. It has info on what is required for a barebones system. Install that, then redo your kernel, and add everything else from source. You could also take a LFS approach and use the slackware sources instead, using the LFS guide as a reference, but may run into problems that way. Anyway, good luck and most of all have fun!
i've installed lilo several times w/o any probs. BUT just in case, what's the linux equivalent of 'fdisk /mbr' ? i found this post. in it, the command is
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1
but 'fdisk /mbr' couldn't delete it. has somethin to do with Dynamic Drive Overlay. so is it the same command?