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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 06-08-2005, 02:37 AM   #1
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Totally confused


Hi,
I'm trying setup my system from scratch, but even after reading the LFS book, i'm just not able to go ahead. The principle problem is, how do I go about with thing from the beginning? Is using the LFS disk essential for the purpose, coz I thought LFS can be build using any distro.
Secondly, if I don't have any system preinstalled, how can I do the configuring and conpiling jobs? (i.e. how will the packages be built without ant tools preinstalled?) . I really want to install everything from source for the satisfaction that it gives and extreme configurability. Please advise.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 04:33 AM   #2
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you need to have a "mother hen" system already running, although afaik this could be a livecd like Knoppix. and naturally you need to disc too, which holds the source packages and such.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 01:27 PM   #3
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ButI already have all the required sources in a cd. What I'm asking is that do I need the cd that LFS provides, in that does it contain any separate boot files and such?
 
Old 06-12-2005, 01:49 PM   #4
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No. The LFS live cd does have all the sources for the packages your building, as well as Xwindow and firefox to read the book while working.
http://lfs.osuosl.org/lfs/view/6.0/c...01/bootcd.html

IIRC all that is REQUIRED is a 2.6.x kernel and gcc 3.2 or higher on the host system.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 02:08 PM   #5
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Wow, thanks, pal. It had become really confusing. Thanks for the enlightenment.
 
  


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