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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 06-15-2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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LFS Alternative (...like aspartame)


I'm currently working on an LFS project, but I'm becoming a little annoyed with it. I'm sorry, but doesn't the whole LFS thing seem a little redundant: building a linux install on an already existing linux install?

Are there any alternatives to LFS? Particularily, I'm interested in creating my own linux distro, but I don't want to do it the LFS way. What I'm interested in is creating a distro that can be distributed via CD/DVD ISO, that installs like your favourite linux distro.

Am I asking too much? What is involved in creating a distro from scratch that doesn't involve LFS?

Any illumination and enlightenment would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 01:31 PM   #2
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I'm currently working on an LFS project, but I'm becoming a little annoyed with it. I'm sorry, but doesn't the whole LFS thing seem a little redundant: building a linux install on an already existing linux install?

Are there any alternatives to LFS? Particularily, I'm interested in creating my own linux distro, but I don't want to do it the LFS way. What I'm interested in is creating a distro that can be distributed via CD/DVD ISO, that installs like your favourite linux distro.

Am I asking too much? What is involved in creating a distro from scratch that doesn't involve LFS?

Any illumination and enlightenment would be greatly appreciated.
i'm not exactly sure what your issue is with LFS... yes, you start-off by building it on an already-running distro, but it's done in such a way that the end result will be completely independant... you have to start somewhere... after you've gotten comfortable with LFS, using a package manager and adding an installer to a bootable cd is a piece of cake...
 
Old 06-16-2006, 05:28 PM   #3
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alright, thanks
 
Old 06-16-2006, 06:59 PM   #4
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Have you looked into linux live? It makes a live cd, but you can usually install those later, such as slax.
 
Old 06-19-2006, 05:49 PM   #5
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thanks for the reply...I'll definitely look into it.
 
Old 06-28-2006, 02:38 AM   #6
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Well...
You have got to start somewhere... Making a new distro(like LFS) islike building a machine...
Old times people used to build machines by hand... But now... people build machines using other machines since the "old people" already made the "machine making machine"
(confusing eh?? sorry...)

And yes... you can build installation and bootable LFS... Read the hints at LinuxFromScratch.org . there you can find what you want...

 
Old 06-28-2006, 11:07 AM   #7
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thanks a bunch for the reply, ghostdev85
 
Old 07-03-2006, 07:44 AM   #8
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SLAX + linux live is very nice.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 02:20 AM   #9
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thanks a bunch for the reply, ghostdev85
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