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Old 04-13-2004, 01:50 AM   #1
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question about use of distros


can i use gentoo's kernel to get the initial install up, use slax for support, and still boot windows for games all while/to perform a LFS installation? is there another better way?
 
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Old 04-13-2004, 10:41 AM   #3
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Sure you can use Gentoo's kernel or base install for all of those things.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 11:49 PM   #4
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ok, and if i use gentoo then do i have to do chapter 5 (building a temporary system to work in) since i will be able to use gentoo's kernel and then chroot in when i need to?

also, what's htis linux live all about? what does it do and what advantages does it have?

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Old 04-14-2004, 02:16 AM   #5
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Yes, everyone is supposed to go through the whole book. Chapter 5 builds a system from which to build your LFS system. While you could just build Chapter 6 out of Gentoo, this could cause problems with programs linking to parts of the host system that won't be there when you reboot into LFS, so to be sure everything will work you should go through Chapter 5.

And yes, you can work in chroot and keep doing other stuff the whole time.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 02:18 AM   #6
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and what about the live cds? are those of some advantage or should I just put the packages and patches on a cd (which i already have)
 
  


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