LFS Build Environment (Page 3)

Installing the Host OS (Part 1)

Click on the green Start arrow in the VM Manager toolbar to start the new VM:

Slackware Boot

Slackware Boot

Press Enter to continue

Slackware Keyboard

Slackware Keyboard

Select your keyboard map

Slackware Login

Slackware Login

Login as root (just type root and press Enter)

Slackware cfdisk

Slackware cfdisk

Type cfdisk and press Enter

Slackware cfdisk New

Slackware cfdisk New

Select New

Slackware cfdisk Primary

Slackware cfdisk Primary

Select Primary

Slackware cfdisk boot

Slackware cfdisk boot

Create a 100 MB primary boot partition at the beginning of the disk

Slackware cfdisk sda1

Slackware cfdisk sda1

Make sure to set the boot flag for the sda1 partition

Slackware cfdisk Logical

Slackware cfdisk Logical

Arrow down to select the Free Space and select New and then Logical

Slackware cfdisk 8 GB

Slackware cfdisk 8 GB

Enter 8192 MB to create an 8 GB partition for /

Slackware cfdisk swap

Slackware cfdisk swap

Select the last of the free space and make a logical disk using the remaining space…change the type to 82 (Linux swap)

Slackware cfdisk write

Slackware cfdisk write

Select Write to make the changes permanent and then select Quit

Initialize the swap partition:

mkswap /dev/sda6

Format all other partitions (ext3):

mke2fs -jv /dev/sda1
mke2fs -jv /dev/sda5

Label the partitons:

e2label /dev/sda1 boot
e2label /dev/sda5 slack
GParted

GParted

A look at our final Slackware host partitioning scheme in GParted…become familiar with this because we’re going to use it for the LFS drive later.

At this point it would be a good idea to create a shortcut to our VM so we don’t have to always open the VirtualBox VM Manager just to start up our Slackware LFS host…simply right click on our VM and send it to the Desktop as shown below:

Slackware Desktop Shortcut

Slackware Desktop Shortcut

Continue Installing the Host OS (Part 2)

 

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