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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 05-14-2005, 02:17 AM   #1
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Linux From Scratch Help!

Hello All,
I'm A NewBie 2 Linux... And I Dunno Linux As Much As You Guys Know...
I Want A Lil' Help Wid LFS...
I Dont' Actually Have A Problem, Its' A Doubt...

Mirror: Corvallis, Oregon, USA [310Mbit/s]

In The Packages Section... Theres' A BitTorrent Link For An LFS Package "6.0" Version Which Is The Same As Of The Book I Have Downloaded...

So, My Question Is Dat, Is This The Only Package That I Need To Download...?
Do I / Will I Need To Download Anything Else...?

And Well I'm Doin Dis As A College Project Which Has A Time Limit Of Around 2 Months... So Can Dis B Completed In 2 Months...
Old 05-14-2005, 02:24 AM   #2
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yes it's what you need, if you are a newbie you are probably in for a pretty rough time....
Old 05-14-2005, 02:29 AM   #3
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Somethin More...??

Theres' A Download Link To Some LFS Live CD Too... What Is Dat...
And Do I Need 2 Install Any Other Linux Distro 2 Begin Wid...???
Old 05-14-2005, 03:30 AM   #4
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look under "Which distribution should I start from?"
Old 05-14-2005, 04:30 AM   #5
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There is also a LFS-specific forum here on under the distributions heading. You might want to look at some of the posts there. These questions has probably come up before.
Old 05-14-2005, 07:42 AM   #6
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Try a linux that boots from a cd like knoppix
If have a cd burner it's really easy and doesn't change anything on your system.
Great first step.
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:25 AM   #8
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Holy Cow You Are Toast!

I'm looking into building an LFS system myself, and looking through the 6.0 book, it seems rather daunting. If you download the LiveCD, you will have everything to build LFS, including the working environment. I know I am very new to Linux (14 days of actual experience) and I still find many things confusing. On that note, If your new (like me) don't do the build just yet. Read up on the prerequisites pages (and follow and read the docs that it links to) and make sure you understand EVERY WORD! Your first (and best) bet is to simply toy around with a free distro and then build only after you get the hang of the system. The best way to see if your familiar enough is this-

Ask yourself the following questions:
Can I compile a Linux Kernel from source?
Can I install new packages from the source?
If errors come up during said installations, am I able to fix them?
Can I run fdisk and cfdisk from the terminal?
Can I configure the X Window Manager from a command prompt?
Does ALL of my hardware work?
Does my day to day operation of my distro cause me any undue stress?

If you can honestly answer yes to all but the last question, you might just be ready for LFS.
Basically, you won't be ready until you can operate in Linux stress-free, or at least when it comes along you can fix the snag.

Heck, just getting iwconfig to recognize wlan0 AFTER installing the driver under ndiswrapper becomes a pain for me(at least in SimplyMepis 3.3 anyway), so I know I am not ready just yet.

Anyway, when you are ready, good luck building your first custom distro.


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