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Old 01-21-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Linux from scratch

Hey all,

I was just wondering if there is a good distro that i should use to install a LFS distro on. DOCS say you cannot use the live cd anymore. I'm just trying to find a distro that would give me the least amount of headaches and let me follow the docs. Thinking about using CentOS

Thanks guys,
Old 01-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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The last time I built a LFS system I just used the Fedora (15 or 16 I think) live disk I had sitting on my desk. You should be able to use any distro as long as you have up to date build tools available and installed. CentOS shouldn't be a problem. Good luck LFS is a great way to learn what is really "under the hood" of a Linux system!
Old 01-25-2013, 12:54 AM   #3
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This page might serve as a good reference to you-

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The other thing to think about is do you want a disto that pulls in the dependencies automatically for you like Debian (APT) and Fedora (RPM)
Or do you want a distro that you will have to resolve dependencies manually like Slackware.

Just a thought-

Good luck and

Happy Building!

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You can always build in Virtualbox using debian, fedora, or anyother system until comfortable building & on physical hdd.


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