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Gavin Harper 06-26-2010 07:19 AM

Best distro to build LFS with
I'm going to be making an LFS based live CD and I have a dedicated machine set aside for building.

My question is, what would you recommend as the best Distro to (Install to the HD) and build LFS with?

Thank you

druuna 06-26-2010 07:55 AM


Use the LFS liveCD, it was created to be a suitable host for building a LFS system.

I'm assuming you are going to build the latest stable LFS version 6.6, so you don't need the liveCD with the sources (the included sources are for LFS 6.3), I guess lfslivecd-x86-6.3-r2145-nosrc.iso is the one to go for.

Hope this helps.

Gavin Harper 06-26-2010 08:36 AM

Ah, fantastic!
I was aware of the CD but I wasn't sure of it's suitability to build a fairly modern system.

I'll download that right now, thank you

druuna 06-26-2010 08:40 AM

You're welcome :)

Gavin Harper 06-26-2010 11:23 AM

Say I wanted to build it from an installed Distro such as, but not limted to, Slackware 13.1 or Debian? Which, though, would you recommend?

druuna 06-26-2010 11:53 AM


I've tried Slackware, Debian, Ubuntu, Suse and Fedora as host, and gave up on all of them. Too many things had to be changed to the host, some changes (partially) messed up the hosts. Not the way to go. This: vii. Host System Requirements needs to be your starting point.

Many have tried with their own host and failed, search the Linux From Scratch forum for Ubuntu to get an idea of the troubles you could face.

The LFS liveCD was specifically made to be a good host for the LFS build. The only other host that can be used is LFS itself (but there is always that first time....).

Hope this helps.

Gavin Harper 06-26-2010 01:19 PM

Duly noted, LFS Live CD it is!

Thank you for your explanation!

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