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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 10-29-2003, 10:15 PM   #1
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LFS on Red Hat 9


After following the directions for LFS from this lfs cvs site I get to the point where I try to compile binutils-2.14. When I follow the steps listed I get:

-bash-2.05$ mkdir ../binutils-build
mkdir: cannot create directory '../binutils-build': Permission denied


All directions have been followed exactly as stated. Please help.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 12:25 AM   #2
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your title LFS on REDHAT 9... is an oxymoron.. (can't actually help you, not enough info.. but try:
su -
password: (enter root password)
try again
 
Old 10-30-2003, 08:49 PM   #3
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I meant using Red Hat 9 as the host system to build LFS. Sorry for the confusion.

I don't want to start using root in such a careless way. I'd rather act as suggested and use a specific created user.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 08:44 AM   #4
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ok, well you eather need to give the user full permissions to the source and destination directories (eather chmod 777 or chown user:group) or be root when doing it. this is pure common sence.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 08:54 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by cb9fl
I meant using Red Hat 9 as the host system to build LFS. Sorry for the confusion.

I don't want to start using root in such a careless way. I'd rather act as suggested and use a specific created user.
Yeah it's possible. I've done it
 
Old 10-31-2003, 09:46 PM   #6
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I tried to go to far to fast.

I've worked with every M$ OS and have a lot of experience in the M$ IT field but none in the Linux/UNIX environment. Last experience with a non-M$ OS was Netware 3.12 so pardon my ignorance.

I have a RH book coming in a couple days and so that is where I'll start. I just don't like idea of using the AOL of linux distro's. I'm now working on getting slack up triple booting with RH and XP. Look to my other thread for the question.

What may be considered common sence for one is not for another. Common sence is once thing, use of and the aquired integral knowledge is another. Granted all modern M$ OSes are marketed towards the layman, their configuration is much easier do to the GUI. I would rather use an open source program and would hope the vast majority of users are open to giving advice even to an ignorant user.

-tia
 
Old 10-31-2003, 10:53 PM   #7
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LOL yeah, that is a running joke: "Aol ownes redhat, but aol does nto work in linux." short of lindows (which I refuse to consider a pert of the linux community no matter how remotly) redhat is the most windows like linux. in my opinion redhat is the worst linux distro and hardly worth trying. I will admit it has its uses, I use it in a firewall/dialup server for my 56k connection (all I can get here). however I learned on slack 7.1 when it first came out and within 1 year had left windows completely. I know a lot of people hate slack, say its hard and grumble about the lack of gui tools/install. but I first started on dos and I actually enjoy the power/control/customisability/learnign experiance of doing it this way. it isn't that slack is harder, its just that it is different. it is completely opposite of windows, no need to explain. it is then different from the "standard newbie distros (mandrake, redhat, suse)" and from the bulky debian distro (I knwo it can be made quite small), because it uses a BSD style init (Which I like better, though I do see benefits of the linux standard init), yet it is also different from bsd which does not use the linux layout at all and has a different kernel, etc. you learn on windows it is difficult to learn on others, you get adjusted to redhat/suse/deb style and it is hard to go to slack/bsd, learn on bsd hard to go to slack/deb/rh, learn on slack and you pick up enough to go to any (except windows that I seem to have lost all ability to fnction in being last I used was w2k and now they have the box of fruitloops that is xp)

anyway my point is that slack while a bit more intense than others and a more diffucult change will provide the best learning experiance, and the best blend of skills to take you to your prime choice of os's for what you do apposed to getting adjusted to the wrong one first.

note: gentoo and LFS are also good learning experiances, but they still only give you linux standards no bsd or otherwise, but the solving compile problems and source use has benefits, but this can also be gotten from slack, I compile almost everything initally slack packages were few and far between though now (unforunetly?) that is changing.

needless to say I hate packages and love source
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:38 PM   #8
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if want your lfs user to have full access and permissions execute this as the root user:

chown lfs /mnt/lfs

make sure that the partition is mounted first...
 
Old 12-05-2003, 02:55 PM   #9
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And in my Network Operating Systems class we have to use Red Hat 7.3 because that is what the book uses.
I put Red Hat 9 on one PC tho, and the teacher might not notice!
 
Old 12-05-2003, 07:37 PM   #10
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I switched over to Slackware 9.1 with Dropline. I couldn't handle all the extra crap in RH and the damn RH logo on everything I did.

Slack is great and I'm actually starting to learn a little about Leenoox now.
 
  


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