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Linux from scratch 11 years 7 months ago #8214

  • aminos
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HI,

I want just to know if someone has used LFS (Linux from scratch), is it worth to try ? how did u find it ?
thanks for all :wink:
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Re: Linux from scratch 11 years 7 months ago #8215

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You should prefer Gentoo instead, it offers all the advantages of LFS along with possibly the best package system ;)
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Re: Linux from scratch 11 years 7 months ago #8239

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I have always been a fan of Suse :)
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Re: Linux from scratch 11 years 7 months ago #8247

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LFS will really teach you about Linux internals
Sahir Hidayatullah.
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Re: Linux from scratch 11 years 7 months ago #8277

Picking a linux distro all depends on what you want to do with it(or lack thereof in the context of installation) and how advanced you are. LFS is a great way to learn the technical aspects of how a linux system operates beyond what it normally shows, but that usually sacrifices user friendlieness so you have to choose your poison essentially.

I, like nske, suggest Gentoo if you want a powerful linux installation with THE best package system(sorry freeBSD port tree :cry: ) and extremely customizable. It, like LFS, recommends some experience with a linux distro as the installation and maintenence process is not just a click away like red hat and what not. If in doubt, try them all.

Almost forgot, you can find LFS here
"He who breaks something to find out what it is, has left the path of wisdom."

Gandalf the Grey
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