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Linux From Scratch Build Environment

Would you like to build Linux From Scratch but are unsure of the optimum environment in which to do so? If so, then this how-to is for you. I’ll be showing you how to install a customized Slackware Linux virtual machine that you can utilize to build Linux From Scratch. The advantage of doing this in a VM is that you leave your base OS untouched and can easily revert to prior images or even start again from scratch (no pun intended) if needed. Unfortunately, according to the LFS site, the LiveCD is no longer maintained (and which was the preferred host for building LFS):

Note: The LiveCD is no longer being maintained. However, it still works well for many purposes, such as a rescue disk. The packages and the rendered LFS book on the CD are quite out of date.


With that said, this how-to is one avenue to proceed and build your LFS in a host that is sure to work without issues. Keep in mind there are other LiveCD type environments (Knoppix for example), but I’ve never found a better one than what I’ll show you here. So roll up your sleeves, grab a cup of Joe or a pint, and get ready to get your geek on.

Click here for the how-to.