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Required User Level: Advanced
Installation: Difficult - You build your own OS using the Live CD environment
Support: Good - IRC, Mailing lists & CD manual containing instructions.
No. of CD's or DVD's: 2
All the tools you need to build your own custom Linux distribution.
The LFS LiveCD is geared specifically toward providing a reliable host system for the purpose of building Linux From Scratch. Therefore, it may not be what you would envision as a "perfect" Linux system. It should, however, provide you with a comfortable enough environment so that you can, in turn, build your own "perfect" system.
LFS's will teach you how a Linux system works internally. Building an LFS system from scratch teaches how things work together, and depend on each other. And most importantly, how to customize it to your own taste and needs.
It provides a known good host for building LFS
At times, Linux distros are built in such a way that make it difficult to successfully build LFS using that distro as a host. Their releases may even contain bugs that are really only exposed with heavy compiling, as is done when building LFS. The LiveCD has been tested thoroughly and is known to successfully build the current version of LFS without deviation.
Removes the LFS prerequisite of having a Linux distro installed on your system
To build LFS, you need to have a host Linux system with development tools. In this case, the LiveCD is the host system. This allows you to build LFS onto a completely blank machine, if you so desire.
Includes all sources and the LFS Book (on CD)
This spares you from having to download all the packages individually, which can be quite time consuming. It also removes the need for a working internet connection. Now includes the latest BLFS 6.3 (Beyond Linux From Scratch) Manual in both PDF and HTML format. All 1192 pages of it!! Extent your LFS install to compete with the big guns.
- Linux Kernel 220.127.116.11
- GCC 4.1.2