LFS Build Environment (Page 5)

Installing the Host OS (Part 3)

Start up the Slackware VM and login as root:

Slackware Start Setup

Slackware Start Setup

Type setup and press enter to begin the Slackware setup

Slackware AddSwap

Slackware AddSwap

Arrow down to ADDSWAP and press enter to select the swap partition

Slackware Swap

Slackware Swap

The swap partition (/dev/sda6) should be auto detected…select OK

Slackware Swap Check

Slackware Swap Check

No need to check the swap…select No

Slackware Swap Configured

Slackware Swap Configured

Looks like the swap partition is configured…select OK

Slackware Root Partition

Slackware Root Partition

Arrow down and select the root partition (/dev/sda5)

Slackware Root Format

Slackware Root Format

No need to format as we did that earlier so arrow down to No and select OK

Slackware Other Partitions

Slackware Other Partitions

Time to tell Slackware what to do with the other partition we have…select /dev/sda1

Slackware Mount Boot

Slackware Mount Boot

Type /boot for the mount point and select OK

Slackware fstab

Slackware fstab

Now Slackware is aware of all our partitions and where to mount them

Slackware Source

Slackware Source

Option 1 (Install from a Slackware CD or DVD) works as our Slackware source so select OK

Slackware Scan

Slackware Scan

Let setup auto-scan for the DVD and select OK

Slackware Packages

Slackware Packages

The only package series required for a solid LFS host are as follows:

  • A – Base Linux system
  • AP – Various Applications that do not need X
  • D – Program Development
  • L – System Libraries
  • N – Networking
Slackware Prompting

Slackware Prompting

Arrow down to expert and select OK

Slackware Selecting

Slackware Selecting

These pages prompt for packages to install from the different series…to make this as painless as possible (and since the host OS is temporary anyway) keep all packages for all series selected and just select OK

The packages from the selected series are now installed…this may take a while so be patient…

Slackware USB Boot

Slackware USB Boot

Skip making the USB boot disk and select OK

Slackware LILO

Slackware LILO

Let the setup try to install LILO automatically and select OK

Slackware Frame Buffer

Slackware Frame Buffer

Leave the framebuffer at standard and select OK

Slackware kernel params

Slackware kernel params

No need to pass any parameters to the kernel so leave blank and select OK

Slackware UTF-8

Slackware UTF-8

Be safe and select No for UTF-8 console

Slackware LILO MBR

Slackware LILO MBR

Install LILO into the MBR and select OK

Slackware imps2

Slackware imps2

Stay with the default imps2 (Microsoft PS/2 Intellimouse) and select OK

Slackware GPM

Slackware GPM

Have setup load the GPM program at boot time…select Yes

Slackware Network

Slackware Network

Select Yes to setup the network

Slackware Hostname

Slackware Hostname

Type whatever you want for a Hostname and select OK

Slackware Domain

Slackware Domain

This is optional…leave blank if you want and select OK

Slackware DHCP

Slackware DHCP

Leave network type as DHCP and select OK

Slackware DHCP Hostname

Slackware DHCP Hostname

Leave DHCP Hostname blank and select OK

Slackware Network Setup

Slackware Network Setup

If everything looks good here just select Yes

Slackware Startup

Slackware Startup

Startup services defaults should be fine (just make sure rc.sshd is selected)…select OK

Slackware Fonts

Slackware Fonts

No need for custom screen fonts…just select No

Slackware Hardware Clock

Slackware Hardware Clock

Leave as NO (Hardware clock is set to local time) and select OK

Slackware Timezone

Slackware Timezone

Select your timezone and then OK

Slackware Password

Slackware Password

Set the root password

Slackware Setup Complete

Slackware Setup Complete

Almost there!

Slackware Setup Exit

Slackware Setup Exit

Arrow down to EXIT and select OK

At the Linux console just type poweroff and take a break…

Continue Connect LFS Drive and Final Setup


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