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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 08-11-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
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LFS install...


Im installing LFS, but i cant find the install....

I just wait until the screen is done booting, and run startx after i have set the timezone and language and UTF-8....

So then it boots up in linux, xcfe.

How do i install it on my haddrive? I cant find an installer like in gentoo or ubuntu...

Thanks.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 12:18 AM   #2
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Hi,

LFS is not a 'normal' distribution. Everything is done by hand, not fancy gui install screens.

Just follow the steps in the book: LFS stable

Some advice: If you are new to linux, LFS could be a bit much.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 12:44 AM   #3
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LFS isn't a distro per se it's a book that tells you how to build a distro from nothing. Quite possibly not what you're after.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 12:48 PM   #4
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I am up to the part in which i need to install the packages.

And CS-CAm, this is what i am after. My own linux.

I am using the live CD 06 bld 6.2, and isnt there already packages on there?
Im on chapter 3.

Can i just skip this step?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 01:00 PM   #5
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Hi,

Nope, you need to start at 3.1. The sources/patches are indeed on the cd, but working with them (untarring, compiling etc) cannot be done on the cd. You do not need to do 3.2 and 3.3. Instead copy the packages from the cd to the dir you have to create in 3.1 ($LFS/sources). Then you can start with chapter 4.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 01:27 PM   #6
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Thanks, but i already did

mkdir -v $lfs/sources
chmod -v a+wt $lfs/sources

Can i go to chap 4 now?
 
Old 08-11-2006, 01:32 PM   #7
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Hi,

No, as stated in my previous post: Instead of 3.2 and 3.3 copy the packages from cd to $LFS/sources. If you have done that already: Proceed with chapter 4.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 01:50 PM   #8
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whats the command for that? (sry noobish of me)
 
Old 08-11-2006, 02:11 PM   #9
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Hi,

I will gladly give you the command, but if your level of experience is this basic I would suggest waiting a while before trying out LFS/BLFS. Just my 2c.

Ok, the commands:

First goto $LFS/sources
cd $LFS/sources
then copy the files:
cp /path/to/sources/* .
You need to change /path/to/sources/ to the actual path where the sources are on the cd.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 02:25 PM   #10
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I am posting from a PC, therefore i cannot see those folders...

Should i be installing in terminal within LFS?

cause im doing all of this from the console in the boot.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 03:06 PM   #11
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Hi again,

Ok, I need to be a bit more clear, although I hate doing it: You really need to gain more experience before diving headfirst into a LFS project.

Try one of the more user friendly distro's first and figure out why things work the way they do. Try working with terminals, compile and install some test programs and try to figure out what went wrong (something always does ). If you feel comfortable with that give Arch/Gentoo at try.

If the need for total control is still present after that: Go for LFS and (parts of) BLFS.
 
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in the <LFS>Forum, and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 03:35 PM   #13
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Drunna, do you have msn? bobsonator025@hotmail.com
 
Old 08-11-2006, 09:35 PM   #14
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I'd say try Gentoo. The handbook is super easy and you'll get a tad more knowledge on the internals that you will from Suse.

Quote:
Can i just skip this step?
Yeah sure, skip as many steps as you like but when at the end it doesn't work and you want to come post and ask why don't. It's because you skipped those steps.
 
  


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