Building a LFS system

Andrew Benton b3nton at
Thu Mar 31 06:02:09 PDT 2011

On Thu, 31 Mar 2011 01:06:23 -0400
Harold Hartley <wheelie207 at> wrote:

> I first posted to this list as I was wondering about building a lfs box
> without using a host linux box to compile the files needed to build a lfs
> box and I do not want to use files with .rpm or .deb files.
> I just want to get the files needed to for the lfs box and be able to just
> install the file on the box and compile the other files needed so I don't
> need to deal with bloat and install only what I want on my box.
> I just want to build my own linux box.

Why don't you start with a live CD, boot from the CD and use that to
compile LFS? You need to have a precompiled gcc, glibc, etc to start
with but you don't have to install them onto your hard drive if you use
a live CD.


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