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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 05-17-2007, 07:05 AM   #1
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Hi i have wanted to have a custom box for a while. i am learning linux and have tried lots of distros LFS looks like a good option however i cannot download hundreds of packages as i have dialup connection:

can i use packages on these cd's to build LFS v6.2? i have redhat 8, knoppix 3.2 and 3.3, slackware 9 and mandrake 9.

i am currently running mandrake and have many partitions /dev/hda7 is 35GB and is mounted at /usr/local and i have a second drive /dev/hdb which is 1.5GB mounted at /jnk can i change these partitions to suit LFS v6.2? or will my current system have a spaz? (these partitions are empty)

any help would be greatly apreciated.

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Old 05-17-2007, 10:01 AM   #2
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can i use packages on these cd's to build LFS v6.2?
No. You need the source code and these (AFAIK) are precompiled binaries. Download the LFS LiveCD. That comes with all the packages you need to build the base LFS system. To go beyond the base system, you will need to download the source code for those additional packages.

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i am currently running mandrake and have many partitions /dev/hda7 is 35GB and is mounted at /usr/local and i have a second drive /dev/hdb which is 1.5GB mounted at /jnk can i change these partitions to suit LFS v6.2? or will my current system have a spaz? (these partitions are empty)
1.5GB is enough to build a base system, but you might find it difficult to get everything you ultimately want installed in 1.5GB. I use about 10GB-12GB after installing everything I need and want. X-Windows and a desktop environment are going to be the two that require the most hard drive space. But all those "little" pacakges and libraries can add up pretty quick.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 02:47 AM   #3
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hi.. lfs partitions not needed much space, you can stripping your not needed files later..

trim's..
 
  


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