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Linux From Scratch 6.0 Release
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Description: This book is a complete HOWTO to build your own custom distribution based on an installation of someone else's distribution you have installed, configured and patched before performing the 'build commands' to make your distro.
The book is a free online book and free downloadable book in HTML single page, HTML 'chunks' (multi-page), XML, Acrobat Reader PDF and Text.
The book goes into every detail of a bootable distribution including packages, libraries, tools, the kernel, etc.

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Old 03-31-2008, 10:16 AM   #1
paddy's not St.Pat
Registered: Jun 2006
Distribution: Debian
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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: $30.00 | Rating: 5

Pros: it does give a complete explaination of FreeBSD
Cons: it is still a hard system to install when you run into trouble

I ran into problems trying to startx. The book really doesn't give you munch help regarding those sort of problems; and, if you are rather inexperienced in programming or working with an editor to change a file in BSD, you are really going to have problems. Hardware is a big issue with FreeBSD and they are more apt to work with older hardware that is put together as to not present conflicts. I never really did get FreeBSD working properly, so I returned to Debian. But, if I was to recommend a system for most people it would be Ubuntu or Debian with Ubuntu being the first choice for most people. I was impressed with PCBSD to some extent, but I understand Debian better and flavors of Debian in operating systems. Ubuntu and systems like it are more user friendly than flavors of BSD. It's my opinion based on what I went through and I could be dead wrong,too. It all depends on how much you know about operating systems and programming. I am not that bright.


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