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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 01-08-2005, 06:51 PM   #1
Rojong
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LFS pain in the...


I've just been working through LFS 6.0, created a new partition, group, user and i downloaded all the packages. After all that i can't carry on any further. Why does it take 5.2 chapters to tell me my host system needs to have the 2.6.2 kernel or higher after spending so much time downloading all the damn packages?

I have Slackware 10.0 installed with the 2.4.26 kernel. You would think they would put that requirement near the beginning of the book, wouldn't you.? I did read ahead when i was working but not that far.

Anyway just thought i would share that since LQ has a LFS board. I could install another kernel but i have only ever done it once before, also just got this machine configured the way i want it and i am never to confident when the word kernel is mentioned.

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PS...Someone will probably point out now that i missed the part where the above was mentioned.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:50 PM   #2
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...created a new partition, group, user and i downloaded all the packages. After all that i can't carry on any further. Why does it take 5.2 chapters to tell me my host system needs to have the 2.6.2 kernel or higher...
You can consider building an older version that does not use the 2.6 kernel.
I have read of someone using Knoppix to build their LFS. That may be an option.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 08:22 PM   #3
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slack kernel

The second slackware cd has the 2.6.7 kernel in the testing folder, so you don't have to compile an all new one. The instructions are also on the cd, and just involve using the installpkg command, setting up the mkinitrd, and configuring lilo.

I'm in the middle of using Slack 10 as the host for my first LFS install. ^_^
 
Old 01-08-2005, 09:09 PM   #4
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Thanks alot for both of the replies. I was just about to go for the newer kernel download and risk it and then i got your post Barnette. How easy was that to do? Now i can get back to LFS. I do have a question though. From the last time i installed a new kernel i had to do alot of configuring and stuff. Why is a Slackware package so easy and quick to install? It only took a few seconds. It was that quick i thought it went wrong.

Thanks again both for the help..

Cheers
 
Old 01-08-2005, 09:13 PM   #5
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Slackware packages are pre-compiled. What typically takes a long time in installing programs is the compiling aspect.
 
  


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