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Old 07-04-2003, 02:46 AM   #1
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Your LFS system

I've been curious lately about peoples LFS systems; So this is one of those threads to "show off" your LFS system - name, basic functions, roadmap, that sort of stuff.

I'm about to start my own LFS system, I'll use Gentoo as the dev OS (second was Slackware, but I see Portage as far better suited than TGZ for this). I don't have a name for it yet. It'll probably be a miniture desktop system. That's basically it.

Old 07-04-2003, 05:25 AM   #2
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well i've just started building my own lfs, using slack 9 as the base distro , the objective is to learn about linux actually
Old 07-06-2003, 12:26 PM   #3
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My system is completely from scratch: including hardware: KT7A-RAID board, AMD 1.13 GHz processor (now running comfortably at 1.35 GHz ;-), etc.

I built my machine as a learning experience some 2 years ago. Originally, I installed RH 7.0 - which was then used to build my first LFS: 3.3. Since then, I have rebuilt LFS a couple of times, to gain experience and also as LFS has evolved. For example, I just recently rebuilt my LFS system based on the "Pure LFS" hint (which is incorporated into the CVS tree of the LFS book, but not LFS 4.1). Needless to say, that old RH 7.0 is long gone.

The main motivation, for me, was to learn. But, I can really see the benefits of using LFS. Most (all?) major distributions are quite bloated, with things that most people don't need. So, I only have what I want. If I want something more, I compile it myself. Also, most distros have the packages compiled for i686, i.e. Intel. While AMD uses the Intel instruction set, there are differences in the chip architectures. I wanted to get my system optimized specifically for me. The only way to really do that is to (re)compile everything yourself.

Maybe I'll host my own website soon, if I can figure out how to configure my router... :-)
Old 07-14-2003, 05:20 AM   #4
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my LFS

well, i just started building my LFS, i always wants to know what's going on inside my OS.... a very cool way to learn about linux too!! after customizing my kernel to my needs many times, now i want to customize my complete system


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