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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.


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Old 04-25-2003, 08:54 AM   #1
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Am I ready for LFS? Take a look pls ;o)

Iím a fairly new Linux user, but Iíve bought a lot of books and know how to compile (which actually isnít that hard). I know pretty much how to configure my XF86Config-4 file, but donít know how to configure my printers, samba, networking, none of that stuff. At least I canít do it without the tools like Mandrakeís control center. I know how to automount my windows partitions in the fstab file. So with that, would I be able to create a LFS distro? Forgive me if this question has been asked, but any info would boost my confidence in trying out LFS.

Or I thought of this too, should I try a more automated source distro such as Sorcerer or Lunar? Would that get my feet wet to be able to try LFS?

Old 04-25-2003, 09:34 AM   #2
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yes, the instructions are very clear and step by step in nature. how fast can you type, because you will be doing alot of typeing.
Old 04-25-2003, 10:00 AM   #3
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Actually typing is one of my strong points,

I've started reading the LFS book, and I've started downloading the individual packages too. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't getting in over my head. Plus I really really want to build a distro from scratch. Thanks for the reply!!!
Old 04-25-2003, 03:16 PM   #4
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If you can follow instructions and know the basics of doing things from the command line, sure your ready.

And by doing this, your not only building your own Linux from Scratch, your learning so much about the OS and how it works.

Good luck and feel free to ask your questions here if you get stumped or don't understand anything. Also you can subscribe to the mailing lists from LFS as there is always good information there as well.


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