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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 07-06-2004, 01:14 PM   #1
oneandoneis2
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Yes!!


I finally got LFS working!

First hit a snag with GRUB as, being an idiot, I set grub's root to LFS's root, instead of setting the boot partition.

Then it booted just fine, but networking didn't work.

The FAQ's explained why (no driver support) and so, after a long and tortuous amount of finding out what the Hell I had to do to get the driver working, I did a kernel recompile. And when I logged in this time, not a single red [FAILED] message.

One scream of joy later, and I just wanted to post to say I'm delighted to be on a working LFS system. From my LFS system. Using links and my now-working eth0 interface.

Me happy now

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Old 07-06-2004, 10:10 PM   #2
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It is quite a feeling of acomplishment.... Keep going with BLFS and you'll have a full fledged distro that you made yourself.... Alot more satisfying than ploping in a disk and watching a progress bar for 10 minutes...
 
Old 07-07-2004, 04:13 PM   #3
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Most of BLFS is easier than LFS - just ./configure --prefix=/usr; make; make install. I recomend making a beeline for Xorg and Fluxbox. Oh, and don't be afraid to install a few things (like Firefox and OOo) from binaries.

Good luck.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 03:33 AM   #4
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I recomend making a beeline for Xorg and Fluxbox.
Actually, my first stop was to re-compile the kernel (again) to get my graphics card recognised - It had support for half a dozen cards switched on, but not mine. I've played around with modifying the kernel before, but I never realised just how well it can be fine-tuned to support just MY hardware and no other superfluous stuff..

Now I can start thinking about Xorg, tho I'll stick with FVWM as a window manager..
 
  


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