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Old 09-13-2005, 09:00 PM   #1
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Can LFS stand alone?

Aloha everyone,

Please excuse me if this sounds like an incredibly stupid question. From what I understand, the user has to have an already existing linux system to build LFS. My question is whether LFS can be built up to the point where it can be burned to CD/DVD and the loaded as a native Linux distro.

In other words, say you have FC4 on your machine. You spend the time to download and build LFS and get it to where you really like it. Would it then be possible to create the .iso(s), remove the FC4 install, then ONLY install your LFS distro? If so, I think I would like to jump in and "get my hands dirty" REALLY learning about the inner workings of Linux.

Mahalo for your replies,

William Jones
Old 09-13-2005, 09:53 PM   #2
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you can build LFS without a host using the LFS LiveCD...............
as for making an ISO...........look thru the LFS hints.......there is a hint explaining how to do this.......
Old 09-14-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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Well, it might be more accurate to say that you're going to superimpose the LFS materials on top of the FC4 material. You'll be upgrading the portions of the system that you need to upgrade, and dispensing with a rather massive amount of disk space presently occupied by RPMs. You will be left with a mixture of old and new.
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You can install LFS with FC4, and the remove the FC4 partition after.


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